In the middle of the night I woke up, the TV was on and of course on News 13 (thank you, Brighthouse) … the videos being shown and the headlines caused me to turn up the volume, while checking the News app on my iPhone. Before I use my own words, here’s something from MLK…
“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we MUST NOT BE GUILTY OF WRONGFUL DEEDS. Let us NOT SEEK to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever CONDUCT OUR STRUGGLE ON THE HIGH PLANE OF DIGNITY AND DISCIPLINE. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community MUST NOT lead us to a DISTRUST OF ALL WHITE PEOPLE, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.”
#Wecannotwalkalone #stoptheviolence #BlacklivesMatter
A life is a life no matter the person’s skin color. Sadly to say, sometimes, I question whether or not I want to bring a child into this world with all the deep-rooted hatred and violence. You kill for what? And don’t dare say Justice. For money? For power? For pleasure? Be real! Vengeance? How delusional are you?! Are the dead back? STOP THE VIOLENCE! How exactly do you define LOVE to your children? How many more families have to suffer? How many children have to grow up without a mom or a dad? WE NEED TO STOP THE VIOLENCE! Cops need to do their job according to the law and black men need to stop worsening the situation (I am speaking ONLY to the ones guilty of such acts).
#OneLove #TodayistheDay #BetheChange #LoversnotKillers #United