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Monique-ism #519

Saw Fruitvale Station…

Thank you to those who made this beautiful film.

A beautiful portrait of a young man living and wanting to make the best of this life given to him.

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#BlackLivesMatter...to some people...

I am so tired of this.

I could cry a river right now.

First, it is breaking news that the jury in the Randall Kerrick trial is deadlocked and is seeking advice from the judge. 590 more words


Why "Black Lives Matter" Matters

So, the other day, I saw a banner posted in front of a church or a school that said “Black Lives Matter”. It had been vandalized, spray painted to replace the word Black with All, which appeared on other spots on the banner. 906 more words


Let their names breathe.

I don’t have to tell you all about the recent attacks on African-Americans in this country. Between the rising black on black crime, racial attacks, and police brutality; it’s a chaotic tragedy that’s been going on for years. 352 more words

Uncomfortable Truth

When the subject of systemic racism is mentioned, some of my well intentioned Caucasian friends would rather we not have that conversation. Analysis of this established societal pattern apparently gives way to pause, creating feelings of discomfort. 986 more words