Keith "K. L." Belvin

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter, Yea OK

"Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter,,," 
Yea OK. Stop playing word games which look cute on a shirt or sign. How can black lives matter when WE As folks of color don't support the things which actually affect Black lives? 

We don't defend the very lives we're crying about. A sister was hung in Texas are we writing letters, sending money to family for their legal fees to fight for her justice? Abortions are higher in our communities then any other in the country. Single parent homes are greater in our communities then any others. We don't support local schools or businesses. We don't police or own neighborhoods, and we don't force, yes I said force, our children to read for understanding, intellectual growth, or simply common sense.  We allow others to feed us, clothe us and pay us, All while entertaining those same individuals. We buy clothes which are overpriced because, someone who don't look like us, said its valuable. 

We complain about no representation in movies or on TV but won't support a local show or event. Yet we'll pay thousand to stand in the VIP  area poppin bottles which have been marked up 5 or even 10 times the actually retail price.  So why do we complain when they decide to kill is? 

If "Black Lives Matter" then let's show some action, not reaction.  Let's build  and rebuild what's not seen in our communities.  Let's write the books, plays, or movies we want to see.  I'm sure there are schools which could use our help, a black business who could use our dollars or a children who could use a mentor.  If our communities are in shambles how do we expect others to treat us with any moniker of respect?

Look at the definition of "LIFE" and if "Black Lives Matter" then show me how we're taking care of ourselves and the Lives we have?

the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.
"the origins of life"
synonyms: existence, being, living, animation;
sentience, creation, viability
"the joy of giving life to a child"

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