What does it mean when you say something that you grew up knowing before becoming a catchphrase to some and an ongoing movement for others?
Black Lives Matter is not a "new thing."
Black Lives Matter is 401 years of fighting to ensure that we are not property.
Black Lives Matter is stating that scientifically and otherwise, 3/5 of a person is impossible.
Black Lives Matter is living and working in a vibrant, financially strong, self-sustaining community with access to health care, education, housing, and jobs only to have it torn down, no BURNED down, by those who do not acknowledge your existence.
Black Lives Matter is also known as...
The Underground Railroad
The Harlem Rennaisance
The Freedom Riders
I am a man
I am Somebody
Say Their Names
I Can't Breathe
Black Lives Matter means just what it says ... BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Today, Black people can exhale for...
John Crawford III
Steven DeMarco Taylor
Charles Roundtree Jr.
Patrick Warren, Jr.
George Perry Floyd
...and way too many others.
Tomorrow, we continue to fight for justice that is not yet here. We are closer, but we are not there yet. We continue to get into 'Good Trouble.'
This and so much more is why ... BLACK LIVES MATTER.
TODAY, APRIL 20, 2021, GEORGE FLOYD MATTERED and BLACK LIVES MATTER!