The senseless crimes continue to plague the black community with unjustified shootings of black men. After the holiday, which was the celebration of Independence on July 4th only to wake up to the senseless murder of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge,LA and less than 24 hours the shooting of Philandro Castile in Minnesota. It was too much to bare emotionally within one week. Like many of my fellow brothers and sisters I was extremely angry, hurt, disappointed with our justice system, and my heart went out to the family of the victims. What made me even more mad was how the media decided to flip the focus from the victims to nonsense they called news worthy.
The above picture stood out in my mind and truly had me in tears. One would ask, where is the justice in all of this? When can a man Black or Brown be treated equally? When will a Black man be treated like a free man instead of the treatment that was reflected in the history of African Americans?
I was happy to see the peaceful rally’s around major cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s about bringing the awareness to the forefront that we as a nation of people of many ethic races are tired and had enough of the injustice. We are uniting to show our grave concerns for the wrongful shootings that have taken place not just during the week of July 4th but for several years with many other heartbreaking shootings. It’s not just about gun control anymore, it’s about the injustice performance against Black men and women.
We have the power to voice our rights, our choices, our position, to demand justice, and most important to exercise our vote in the 2016 election. We do have the power and it’s greater in numbers. It is important to vote not just in the primary elections but the local elections too. It’s time to get to know the names of judges, district attorney’s, state representatives, ect so that you exercise your right by keeping the hypocrites, the racist, and those who don’t believe or stand for justice for all irregardless of your skin color or gender out of the office.
The oath they take is to protect, serve, provide justice for all not some. It’s time to hold the justice system to be accountable for the actions of those who feel the need to abuse the system. It’s time to take back our power by electing appropriate officials that will help legislate, implement, and enforce laws that will give criminal charges against those who choose to violate a person because of their ethnic background, skin color, or gender.
Too many lives have been taken way too soon with unjustified actions. It’s time to be held accountable. It’s time to unite a people and a community. We cannot demand change without standing up together as a community. Are you going to stand up?
Will you join me by taking action on this campaign?