I am still at a loss for words with all of the tragedy that has happened last week from Alton Sterling to all of the lives that were lost even before that. I’m hurting. It’s absolutely heartbreaking and draining. Every day it seems that there is something horrible going on. I was simply scrolling down my Facebook timeline the other night and I witnessed the aftermath on a Facebook Live video of Philando Castile being shot by a police and all he did was comply.
I just don’t know what to say. I really don’t have the words to describe how that made me feel. What I do know and do feel is these three simple words: BLACK LIVES MATTER. The way I see it Black Lives Matter does NOT mean that other lives do not matter, but that until Black lives matter all lives can’t. Black lives matter too and it seems that many are forgetting that or just don’t care. All lives will matter when Black Lives Matter. It’s as simple as that.
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All of the situations are quite sad and devastating from the innocent Black lives that have lost their lives at the hands of police to the innocent police that have lost their lives. Nobody is saying that all cops are bad, but the policing system is definitely flawed and everyone needs to realize that there IS indeed an issue here. SOME police abuse their power and that is NOT okay. It’s not okay for me to fear for my husband’s life if he gets pulled over by police. It’s quite sad to have to explain all of this nonsense to my daughters. It’s like the world is going backward instead of forward with change or has it ever really changed at all?
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The killing must stop. I don’t have the answer, but it’s a must that we figure it out. It’s truly scary and I fear for the life of my kids, my husband’s life, my life, and all of my other family members and friend’s lives. Things seem to only be getting worse. Click HERE for a list of resources for ways you can support and share that Black Lives Matter with others. I do know that in some kind of way we must all come together and figure something out so that all lives can matter, but right now they don’t. We all need to pray daily and ask God for guidance on how to make Black lives matter too. My kid’s lives matter. My husband’s life matters. My life matters. Black Lives Matter. We have to make the world see it.
Update: Take a moment to view this touching video with such powerful words. My husband helped shoot the video. Feel free to share!
View my #BlackLivesMatter blog post: https://comewagalong.com/blacklivesmatter/ In this vlog we discuss all of the recent police shootings. We are not sure wh…
Here are some other blog posts that I have recently read that are about everything that has been going on that you may want to read for yourself as well.
- Your Fear is Killing My Family: Why Are You Supporting My White Cop and Not My Black Son?
- Let’s Talk About This
- #BlackLivesMatter?, Part 2
- An Open Letter to My Friends Of Color: Black Lives Do Matter
- What Happened When My White Boss Talked To Me About Race In America
I pray for all of the families that have lost someone. All those killed by police and the recent police that were killed as well.
What are your thoughts on Black Lives Matter? What can be done? Be nice. We won’t tolerate ignorant comments.
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