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What’s next for Black Lives Matter?

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA

They’re three words in the simplest of sentences; an adjective, a noun as a subject and a verb.  They were supposed to make people aware of the sanctity of all life, particularly African-Americans.  They were introduced because blacks were the ones mostly being killed by police and the words Black Lives Matter were intended to be a reminder to law enforcement of their pledge to protect all citizens.  Yet over the course of just a few years, the words have managed to alienate many and effectively become something of a battle cry rallying the nation’s police forces against the movement, in expectations of violent insurrection.  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

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The Forgotten Ones

You wouldn’t think scoring a buzzer-beater in a community league basketball game would cost you your life but I woke one morning to find that that’s exactly what it costed one young man in Philadelphia.  A lone gunman ambushed three teens, 14, 15 and 16 years old, after a game.  The 14 year-old was shot in the arm, the 15 year-old in the face and the 16 year-old in the leg.  The 15 year-old later died in the hospital.  The others were last listed in critical condition and there have been no arrests.  Continue reading

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