2014, 2015, 2016, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Akai Gurley, Alberta Spruill, Alesia Thomas, Atlanta, Blue Hurt, Blue Lines, Blue Lines Blog, California, Chapel Hill, Cleveland, college, Connecticut, Dante Parker, Darnisha Harris, December, Dontre Hamilton, Elaine Rothenberg, Eric Garner, Eric Harris, Ezell Ford, Freddie Gray, Georgia, Happy, Happy New Year, Jerame Reid, John Crawford, Kathryn Johnston, Kendra James, Key Yemaya Walker, Malissa Williams, Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Ohio, Philip White, Rekia Boyd, Rumain Brisbon, Sacramento, Shantel Davis, Shelly Frey, Shereese Francis, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Tarika Wilson, Tony Robinson, UNC, UNC Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Walter Scott, Yvette Smith
As I look back at the year, I could easily expound on life, growth, gratitude, and love in 2015, and how I look forward to continuing those things in 2016. I can easily use vague comments to reference the people I love and hold dear. However, in my posting life, I’ve done that enough, and simply because I feel a certain way, does not mean it resonates.
What do I mean? In all of my “happiness,” and “hopefulness,” I still live in a country that fails to bring justice to the family of a murdered teen. No Life Matters…especially Black, the evidence is growing in support of that. Tamir Rice is another casualty in an increasing epidemic of injudicious police murders in this country. My heart is heavy for a myriad of reasons, this just augments that weight. It makes you wary, but what am I going to do? Lock myself inside and hide from the world? No.
Happy New Year? What about them?