As the dark clouds of sadness, grief and fear greatly spread throughout our country due to the familiarity of social injustices and racism, I can’t help but express my overwhelming concerns not only surrounding African American communities but also for mankind as whole. The ignorance and devalue of Black lives are growing rapidly everyday as George Floyd an African American man who posed no threat to society life was taken on May 25, 2020 by yet another Caucasian police officer who deemed himself to be above to the law due to the color of his skin.
It saddens me know that even during a global epidemic when the world is fighting an invisible enemy that our attention has been shifted from prioritizing the sacredness of life to now protesting because the equality does rang true to every American as it should. I understand the pain and frustration our brothers and sisters are experiencing, and commend all persons who are using their voice to help uplift those who struggling with seeing a victory in a fight our great ancestors fought courageously to overcome so that generations to come would not have to. I care to share, that I too have experienced racism and police brutality and it pains me at the thought that we are no further in the fight to be socially accepted as a valuable human being then we were during the Civil Rights Movement let alone slavery.
I want you to remember that energy is fluid and it cannot be destroyed. Using our energy to demonstrate peace, love and compassion towards each can render a victory more than uproar, hate and division. We all have a choice to become a source of light in a time of darkness by choosing a thoughtful approach. Individuals who make the choice to gain freedom from strife voices will be heard because your presence in our communities will be felt.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Move forward boldly and positively my sisters and brothers, and soon victory will be ours. I am send my condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd and every victim we have lost due to racism.
IN HARMONY, WE WILL OVERCOME!!
Sending you peace, love and light,