Friday, July 15, 2016

Black Lives Matter: Black Sistahs Need Support Too!

  They saying goes that behind every strong man is a strong woman, well, I don't no of any other group of women that is stronger than African American women ("the sistahs"). African American women have to face so many challenges in this life, that some other ethnic groups of women can only imagine (if at all). 

  African American women are at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement in every way, African American women defend their men from aggressive or unprovoked attacks by the police, African American women uplift the strength of their men, African American women hold multiple jobs to support their families (when for various reasons their is no African American father in the home), yet, when the African American women is unarmed and killed by the police....where are the voices of African American men??? African American women are at the VERY bottom of the social "totem pole" because we are women and in our society being African American / Black is a mark against you and being a woman is another mark against you. All the more reason, why African American women need African American men to give them the support and media attention that African American women give them WITHOUT hesitation (in most cases). Our black lives matter because we are women and because we BIRTH black lives.

Here is a small exert from the murder  (one of many), of Rekia Boyd from Identities.Mic. 

"On March 21, 2012, 22-year-old Rekia Boyd was fatally shot in the back of the head. 
Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin had been off-duty when, around 1 a.m., he approached a group that included Boyd in his car. After one of the individuals present, 39-year-old Anthony Cross, walked toward Servin holding what the officer thought was a gun, Servin began firing and hit Boyd in the head. She died on March 22, and Servin was subsequently charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a weapon and reckless conduct. 
On Monday, Cook County Judge Dennis Porter dismissed all charges. Servin left the courtroom, surrounded by family and fellow officers, a free man. "
Read the rest of her story and others here: 
Watch this videos of other unarmed Black women:

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