This week the news has been full of incidents where shootings have taken the lives of adults and children in the Black community. It was so sad to watch a mother in Chicago crying for her young child, who was shot killed in their car. Or the young boy who was organizing and effort for Black Lives Matter, only to be shot and killed by crossfire from persons shooting at each other. Why do we turn a blind eye when black people kill each other, but march in the streets if a black person dies in police custody. Seems there is a major disconnect here.
10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Hit By Stray Bullet In Logan Square
Who raises a voice in protest
for the young girl who was hit in the head
by a stray bullet in her front yard // caught crossfire?
Who stands in protest for the mother
whose car was ambushed and shot up
killing her one year old child
Who carries a sign for the young
boy who hoped to make a difference,
but instead was shot by a stray bullet
Who calls for change when gunshots
ring out in a crowd in *Charlotte
killing two and wounding eleven victims last week
Or again today, as more shots were fired
and more lives lost …
Only to receive passing mention on
the evening news.
Do Black Lives Matter
When they are taken by their own?
Who is willing to take a stand
To say enough is enough?
As mothers cry for their children!
I say enough is enough!
Six children were killed over the 4th of July weekend!
*We have had 55 homicides here in Charlotte this year!