This week was emotional for our nation, extremely for blacks families. Two videos, in a matter of 72 hour swiftly went viral causing extreme outrage. It is clear the judicial system is not fair. Americans watched how George Zimmerman got away with killing Trayvon Martin, Officer Timothy Loehmann got away with killing Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray’s case has some officers awaiting trial, however the officers that were on trial were acquitted. How much injustice can one person take?
These families are reminded everyday that their love one is not returning home. Today I was informed on the radio Philando Castile mother is having difficulty identifying her son’s body. Why is it important to protect those who are supposed to protect us, yet we have a hard time receiving protection? I’m confused and I know you are too!
I AM TIRED!
CALL OF ACTION:
We MUST take a stand, and we can’t wait for someone else to do it. We have sons and daughters at stake, as well as a younger generation that is looking up to us. What we need to do is support our black businesses! We all know this can be difficult, but with the use of technology I am sure we can find ways to support our black business owners. It makes no sense to be treated poorly, yet provide other races with our hard earned money. This may be difficult but with research and dedication we can pour money back into our communities. Click on any link below to get started.
CALL OF EDUCATION:
As Black Americans we have to educate ourselves, know our communities and the leaders that are standing for us. Know the names of city councilmen in YOUR communities, know the Mayors and what they stand for. Most importantly know the judges because YOU VOTE FOR THEM! We have to do better! The most dangerous thing in this country is an educated black person. Remember in slavery they didn’t want us to know anything, they just fed us a dream and as long as we remained quiet we were on THEIR good side. The same still happens today and we cannot be silent. We must read up on what’s going on in the news, what’s going on in our communities and stand together, protect our loved ones and help those who are in need in our community.
Some people say they are not into politics. Why not? These people are creating and voting on laws that affect us. They continue to do what they want because we are not educated, and because we don’t take the time to listen to what is going on in the political world. If we all can come together to vote for a the first black president of The United States, then we can come together and vote for any political candidate in our communities, states, and cities. We witness how President Barack Obama was treated, and the issues he had to face and continues to face in office. The House of Representatives is something we can control, there are black politicians who are educated and are on our side. There are people like YOU and ME who want to put an end to this, however they need are help. They need voted in so they can make the changes that benefit THEIR people.
We take the time to turn our televisions to reality TV shows, game shows, and entertainment, but it’s time to turn our channels to MSNBC, CNN, and TVOne to know what is going on. There is too much technology to have the excuse to say…I don’t know. It’s time for a change, and that change starts NOW!
STOP RIDICULING EACH OTHER:
We are our worse enemy because we talk about each other as if it’s the thing to do…and it’s not. If someone sounds uneducated or unclear of what is going on, inform them. We are brothers and sisters and we need to start acting like it. Too much black on black violence is happening in our communities. As a race we have bigger fights to fight, and we need to fight them together. When black on black crime is created, it makes other races look at us as if we don’t care about our own lives, so why should they care about ours? We can’t expect everyone else to want to take a stand, when we arguing about a piece of property that is not even ours! We also need to stop being afraid of those who hurt our communities. There are so much drugs and gang related issues that are surfacing our communities. We need to put an end to it, people continue to sell and purchase drugs because they can. Police officers even know who’s selling drugs yet they wait until the right time to do a drug bust. We have to do better people, we can do better, and we will do better!
Bloods and Crips came together in solidarity during the Atlanta Protests...
— Bleep The Police (@BleepThePolice) July 9, 2016
Rapper T.I. also made an appearance during the Atlanta protests to show his support...
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) July 9, 2016
A photo has gone viral showing a swarm of militarized police rushing towards a woman standing with a stoic posture in Baton Rouge...
Just spoke to one of her best friends. She's still in jail after this arrest in Baton Rouge. A mother to a 5 y/o son pic.twitter.com/hxDIjoDh6p
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 10, 2016
Things became tense in Baton Rouge when one of the security officials began pointing her assault rifle at protesters in an overly-aggresssive show of police state force.
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) July 10, 2016
About the Author - Guest Blogger Jamie Rockymore
I write with a purpose, which is to support, educate, and motivate this generation. We have work to do people, and I won’t stop until my voice is heard. Please check out my website JamieRockymore.com for updated blogpost.