It’s evident that black lives matter.

I see it

you see it

the whole world sees it

Yet…a lot of you have this annoying habit that exemplifies the very reason why we have to shout BLACK LIVES MATTER in the first place.

For the people who have this desire to say, “ALL Lives Matter”, after hearing us say, “BLACK Lives Matter”….please know that you are not only showing how selfish you are with your sincerity, you are refusing to acknowledge the problem with police brutality and killings of unarmed black men,women, and children.

When we say, “BLACK Lives Matter”, we aren’t saying other lives don’t. We are saying BLACK lives matter, TOO! When you say ALL lives matter, you overlook the lack of equality and injustices African-Americans face in this country.To add salt to the wound…some of you all have the audacity to compare the Black Lives Matter to a terror group.

As a culture, we are offended. The Black Lives Matter movement was created in peace and for peace.

For those who want to bring up black on black crime, there is an understanding of why police don’t value our lives. However, black on black crime doesn’t equate to the number of unarmed black victims who are dead by the hands of police. Many of these victims were hard-working and good citizens. Black on black crime and the KKK with badges are two different issues.

We all know that ALL lives matter, but blacks are the only people we see being choked, shot for selling CDs, shot in a car with his child in the back seat, shot for helping his autistic patient, dying in jail cells for minor traffic violations, shot for listening to loud music, shot while looking for help after a car accident, shot for partying at his bachelor party, shot while riding the NY subway…I could go on and on.

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Adam gets it….

 

Your white privilege is the blindfold to our frustrations, and you ignore our frustrations with your ALL lives rebuttal. The fact of the matter is ALL lives WON’T Matter until BLACK lives matter. Until every one of us recognize that, we will always be divided in the movement.

 

 

He told a 911 dispatcher that he was, “protecting his family from hoodlums”, following the murder of 20 year-old Kouren-Rodney Thomas, according to police. 39-year-old Chad Copley was arrested on First Degree Murder, as a result.

Via NY Daily News:

Kouren-Rodney Thomas, 20, was killed in Raleigh early Sunday by a shotgun blast outside a house party by a neighbor who told police he was “locked and loaded,” officials said.

Thomas’ mother, Simone Butler-Thomas, told the Daily News she left New York with her three boys in 2001 when Kouren-Rodney was a baby because she thought their Harlem neighborhood was too dangerous.

“I just wanted my children to have a better life and be safe,” said Butler-Thomas who was born and raised in New York. “They loved it. They were young at the time. We tried to come back to New York a couple of times, but they liked the South better — up until now. It was easy living, nice people. But not anymore.”

Police arrested Chad Copley, 39, and charged him with first-degree murder in a case with disturbing similarities to the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Cops received 911 calls from Copley’s house before and after the shooting.

“We’ve got a bunch of hoodlums out here racing,” Copley said, according to a recording of the first emergency call. “I am locked and loaded. I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood.”

In the second call, Copley admitted he fired his weapon, but said he wasn’t sure if he had shot anyone. “Well, I don’t know if they were shot or not, Ma’am,” he told a dispatcher. “I fired my warning shot like I’m supposed to by law. They do have firearms, and I’m trying to protect myself and my family.”

The operator asked who had come to his house.

“Ma’am, I don’t know who they are,” the man said. “There’s frigging black males outside my frigging house with firearms. Please send PD.”

No weapons were found outside, police said. Cops said Copley fired the shot from inside his garage. Copley could face the death penalty if he is convicted.

David Walker, a friend who came to the party with Thomas, said the single bullet hit Thomas’ arm before lodging in his chest.

“I heard the shot, and I’m watching him run and saw him drop,” Walker told The News.

“It doesn’t make any sense. Who shoots a warning shot at a person?”

Butler-Thomas described her youngest son as a safety-conscious protector, who had white and black friends. He did not “hang in the street,” she said.

The mom said she has followed the Black Lives Matter movement and sympathized with the parents of Trayvon, who was gunned down in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after a 911 call to cops.

“We’re losing our boys,” said Butler-Thomas, who launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. “I’m not an activist or anything. I don’t watch the news because I’m tired of hearing about these boys getting killed.

“I hope at the end of all of this he didn’t die in vain. If my baby’s passing can change laws to stop innocent people being killed, then let it be so. I can’t bring him back. I would love to change places with him. I’m heartbroken. I feel like somebody just ripped my heart out.”

Relatives said the shooting victim was nicknamed “Safety 101” because of his cautious nature.

 

Here we go again……………………

Prayers to Kouren’s mom and the rest of his family while they deal with yet another tragedy; a murder of a young black male by the hands of a vigilante.

Prosecutors dropped charges against the remaining three of the six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death. The 25-year-old’s spine was severed and he fell into a coma while in police custody, leading to his death three days later.

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The outcome of the case has sparked national outrage, creating speculation about Baltimore’s State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby’s handling of the case. Frustrated citizens speculate a “rushed” job to get a conviction for all six officers.

The decision to drop the charges comes after a year-long court battle for prosecutors to prove that the officers involved disregarded Gray’s safety by not fastening his seatbelt while he was in the back of the police van, transporting him to the jail. The prosecutors also argued that the officers failed to give Gray medical attention.

On Wednesday, July 27th, Marilyn Mosby held a press conference.

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‘The Preachers’ is an all-new talk show featuring four dynamic and outspoken preachers, John Gray, Dr. E Dewey Smith Jr., Orrick Quick and Dr. Jamal Bryant. They touch on topics about pop culture, news events, and of course, spirituality.

The preachers recently invited Royce Mann, a 14-year-old spoken word artist, whose video of him reciting his poem on white privilege, went viral. Royce recited his poem at his school’s poetry slam, and the video garnered so much positive attention and great feedback.

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson makes his singing debut alongside iconic hip-hop stars, as they’ve come together for a new #BlackLivesMatter anthem. Listen to the Mad Lion produced track,” I Can’t Breathe”, which also features KRS One, Sticky Fingaz, Mad Lion, Talib Kweli & Brother J.

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