BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Pulitzer Prize finalist and columnist Roy S. Johnson sat down with CBS 42’s Art Franklin Monday to discuss his views on how he believes those in the Black community should honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.

In the column, Johnson urges those in the black community to “stop killing each other.”

“This was not an easy column to write,” Johnson told Franklin.

“The spate of murders among our own – especially our children – is our second pandemic. For this one, we are the only vaccine,” he said.

You can view Art Franklin’s full conversation with Roy Johnson in the video player above.