In honor of the Emanuel Nine who, like me, were just living their life like it’s Golden.
NOTE: This piece is the first of a series of Essays on Race. I wrote it in the spring of 2014 and, obviously, a lot has happened in the sphere of race relations since then. Ferguson. Staten Island. The callous murder of a 12-year-old black child. Ad nauseum. I have to stand up, speak up---for myself, my people, my life, my world. That's why I started this blog in the first place: To tell whoever will listen that Black Lives Matter. JUST the same as All lives matter.
I have previously posted this essay on my Facebook Timeline.
Coming soon:Part II: Race and Culture---The Impact of Black Culture (Music, Theatre, Film) on American and World Culture
I began writing this piece in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, as a response to President Barack Obama’s charge to the nation to have a conversation…
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