We have a problem and that problem is that within the borders of our great nation BLACK LIVES seem to not matter. Personally when I'm home in my own country I feel like a 2nd class citizen, I feel that on many occasions I might as well be three fifths of a person. I mean hell that's what my ancestors life was thought to be worth.
Many people fail to realize that all human beings are alike whether our skin complexion differ or not if you look deep inside of all of us you will see that our both of our blood indeed runs red.
I am deployed overseas to the Middle East on a U.S Army mission and I get to watch my people back home get treated like crap. I watch CNN faithfully everyday in November and December and to hear that Darren Wilson and the Officer who chocked out Eric Garner not be indicted was sickening.
Yesterday I read and heard about the veteran who was unarmed and naked and was killed by a police officer near Atlanta Georgia. What kind of message does this send to the America people. Are police officers not able to handle intense situation without resulting to pulling out their guns, pulling a trigger and taking a life. I personally think all the police officers in America need to be retrained and know when it is necessary to use deadly voice. Obvious if you do not see a weapon than why do you feel the need to have yours out. I feel like officers just get to trigger happy and don't think about the life at the end of that barrel.
Just a reminder of how important all life is, take a listen to Kirk Franklin's song THE BLOOD SONG and remember that it doesn't matter what color you are as long as your blood runs red, then you and your life are important,
Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria