I don’t understand why you were chosen by God I know He knows what He is doing because God Almighty doesn’t make mistakes. So that’s why you were called home I think of you day and night just wish I was there to save you from harm. I always told you I will never let nothing happen to you. And that’s what hurt sooooooo much that I couldn’t protect you but we love you. I will never let you die in my heart, you will always live forever Your dad and best friend. Your old dude, that’s what you called me.
Michael Brown Sr.
This image should be seared into the very fiber of any being that stumbles across this blog/post. This is the kind of pain no parent should be forced to endure. #staywoke #insolidarity #neverforget
A friend was telling me about how his mother’s death affected him. I responded that it was a sad thing, however it was his job to bury his mother. It is my job to do the same.
As sad as that moment was, it does not compare to the death of a child. He told me how his friend’s child died at only 8 years old. He said his friend no longer had faith in God because of this.
I responded, “At least he had 8 years with his child, I will probably never have children and at my age I will most likely not live long enough to see them become adults.
At least we all know who Mike Brown is now. He had 18 years of life.
Again, before anyone questions their faith, If you are not Mike Brown Sr. or have never lost a loved one, especially a child then you have lived a blessed life indeed.
“And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.
Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers instead of the other way around. If white offenders received prison sentences ten percent longer than black offenders for the same crimes. If a third of all white men – just look at this room and take one-third – went to prison during their lifetime. Imagine that. That is the reality in the lives of so many of our fellow Americans in so many of the communities in which they live.