A black family is torn about AGAIN.
The black community is moaning the lost of a black leader.
Another one. A black leader is shot down & killed. Yep another one.
What leader? You are probably googling to find out what black leader have been killed.
I want you to keep googling. Make sure you put in the search field “black man shot by police.”
When this happens the black community is destroyed. Yes, the BLACK Community.
See, the man, in this case, black man, is the head and leader of his family. The family is part of the community.
As we continue to see the increasing number of black men killed, the institution of black families are steadily decreasing.
We need our black men.
We need our black families.
How do I know my husband isn’t next?
How do I know, I won’t be forced into the leadership or head role for my family due to my black husband being killed?
We will not be listed in any history books.
We will not be recognized as a positive group of productive citizens.
Our worth. Our contributions. Our voice. will be limited to the articles, videos, stories of how black men “allowed” themselves to be killed because they was walking with candy at night, they sold cigarettes or DVDs outside a store, they were walking in a park or any other reason a black man is killed just by being black at the right time in the wrong place.
What have my black husband or black son done to deserve this?
It goes beyond being defiant to the police authority.
We, as a community, must do our due diligence to educate our black boys and men on how to protect themselves.
Black wives, we must uplift, support & pray for our men.
Be the peace and respect that they don’t receive outside the home.
Stop patronizing those that will standby and silently cosign on the killing of the black leaders.
Stop making excuses as to why the black leader was at fault and caused his death.
Stop saying it’s only 1% of America that is bad.
Our community. Our leaders. Our marriages are being wiped out one bullet at a time.
We must not let our community, our leaders and our marriages become extinct.
But what do we do?
I’m not 100% sure but I do know it must start with us.
We must go back to grassroot way of behaving, thinking and acting.
Do we need to be Martin Luther King, Jr?
Do we need to be Farakahan?
Do we need to be like the Black Panthers?
We need a mixture of all and even more.
We don’t need to be quiet. We don’t need to be naive but we do need to arm ourselves with the resources to protect our leaders. Our families. Our communities.
And the sad thing is, we need our white counterparts to help save our black families, black leaders, black communities.
Reach out to your white friends, coworkers, neighbors. Have the hard conversation and tell them to get involved in the solution. It will not stop until they step up!
Help us stop the extinction of our community!