Posts Tagged With: i stand with bipoc

Black Lives Matter

For those of you actively participating in peaceful protests – stay strong, be safe, be smart. 

If you feel like practicing this week, I am here. If not, I get it. The schedule is below. 

I never expected the person who sits in the White House to make any type of supportive statement about BIPOC, the Black Lives Matter movement, or the horrific actions of the police officers who killed George Floyd. The fact that he ran and hid with the lights of the White House turned off was extra appalling. I won’t dignify those officers or the person who happens to be sitting in the White House by saying their names.

I will say these names LOUDLY. I will support BIPOC in any way that I can and actively stand up for their rights, now and always. These are only the names of the people who were killed by  police that made recent “headlines”.  There are countless others:

TONY MCDADE

GEORGE FLOYD 

SEAN REED

BREONNA TAYLOR

AHMAUD ARBERY


TAMIR RICE

KORRYN GAINES

PHILANDO CASTILE

ERIC GARNER

TRAYVON MARTIN

FREDDIE GRAY

SANDRA BLAND

President Barack Obama made a statement on Monday, June 1st. I urge you to read it. And to echo what he says later on, changes to the way our policing system works happens at the local level, not federal. VOTE!!!!https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067


theroot.com also posted a timeline of events that led to what they call the “Fed-Up” Risinghttps://www.theroot.com/a-timeline-of-events-that-led-to-the-2020-fed-up-rising-1843780800


Be well. Stay safe. Stand tall for BIPOC. They aren’t being heard. It’s way past time to listen. See you on the mat.

Love,

April

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