Day Of Solidarity 7th July- Justice For George Floyd #BlackOutDay2020 #BlackOutDay #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorge #ICantBreathe

It’s been an interesting day, so I’ve been following the news as usual and learned something key as the evening draws in. Support for the black community in the USA is needed, there’s a way that those overseas can help should they wish, no matter where you are in the world. I often feel at a loss with how I can show support  to my community where needed on issues that impact me overseas, this is a good one!  The rapper T.I who I’m sure you probably know has suggested as a way to show support for change over  George Floyd’s death at the hands of another white officer, there is a day where black Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and any person of colour doesn’t spend one cent within America’s corporate system. They buy black’ or not at all’, according to T.I.  This is #BlackOutDay2020   on 7th July 2020

 

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I’ve never heard of this before, however I see the point of it, and that it’s an additional way to add the much needed pressure for change over the law enforcement’s treatment of black men, brown men and the black and brown community in general in the USA. I’m with it! Totally,  I will take part from across the water but I’m just one person. If you’re a person of colour reading  this no matter where you are in the world, I’d like to encourage you to take part by simply not spending any money on the 7th July 2020,  in a big corporate store. If you can or need to, buy from a store that is ‘black owed’ or owned by a minority person(s) or just don’t spend at all if possible on the 7th July 2020. Spread the word, search social media  for #BlackOutDay2020 7th July 2020 and help support the cause. What happened to George Floyd in my personal view was a modern day form of lynching of a black man, by a  man who has a history of reports against him for his man handling of black men. I’m the mother of a black male, I have family, friends etc who are black men and  I’m not happy. I’m pretty pissed! I’ve had just about all I can stand, I wrote an open letter this week and shared my views on this disgrace! I want change if in 2020 there are people who still see my son, cousin, uncle, friend etc  or anyone else’s son, cousin, friend etc  as some kind of threat to be mistreated for who they are skin deep. This shit is serious people! Let it simmer and let’s take action. Share the details on #BlackOutDay2020 and make change!

At the time of writing this, the last report I read the officer is now in police custody and I hope he  faces some serious charges!

#BlackLivesMatter

#JusticeForFloyd

#ICantBreathe

#BlackOutDay2020

 

 

Why Does He Trigger You?

Yet again I woke up in a real reflective mood, I  checked the news to see what’s going on. I’m  Just thinking out loud, I woke up this morning and looked at my son, but I looked at him different. I didn’t see his pretty eyes, long braids, beautiful face and cute smile with missing teeth and admire him 😆. Nope, for a good minute or two I stared at him and I saw him in ten years aged sixteen, well over six foot. (His dad’s 6’3 and already my boy is over half the size of me I’m 5’5 😳), I imagined facial hair, long braids and his natural powerful build and stance that make black men so amazing to look at fully clothed💯.

 

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Then I wondered if the world will still see his beauty, that I see and what makes him a black male as a monster, would ‘Karen’ call the cops on him for the entering a location. Would society see him as a threat. I really hope not and there’s only one way to ensure that 😤 I’m telling you, black Americans and all supportive white Americans keep applying that pressure people around the world are supporting you apply it where needed, don’t let these modern day slave masters and wolves in sheep’s clothing who’ve just swapped their whips for a uniform and a gun get away with it! I don’t care who doesn’t like what I have to say about the law enforcement, they need to show me something different before I can change my POV. If the police in Europe aren’t such savages towards men of colour why do they need to be 🧐 that is a statement not a question!

The case that hurt me the most was probably Trayvon Martin’s, I still think about it but I think George Floyd’s has topped it after watching that video and also the man who was jogging a few weeks back it really hurts me still. Black men, brown men, we love you, you are needed and I love you from the bottom of my heart even if I never had a son, I just do. There’s something about you that has the world on edge, you’re capable of so much if given the right resources and start in life, I think that itself some don’t like the idea of 😤.

Anyway I’ll try not to rant today, I said try… not promise 😆 depends what’s on my timeline  on Facebook and in the news today 😤💯. Good morning though.

#blacklivesmatter
#justiceforgeorge

Dear African American Man -An Open Letter #JusticeForFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe

In the last twenty four hours I’ve been pretty disgusted ( more than normal), about the police brutality against men of colour in America.  After I viewed the video of George Floyd’s death while surrounded by four police officers,  while one of them had his knee on his neck while George said ‘I can’t breathe’  I took to Facebook. I followed some reports, then  I wrote an open letter to African American men just randomly without over thinking it, well  for all men of colour. I’m sharing it here today as It means so much to me in-light of what’s going on right now. If you feel just as disgusted as I do, do something anything it could be so small. Advocate, provide encouragement, share news reports and most of all apply the fucking pressure where needed for change!! America’s statistics of deaths of black men at the hands of police and society in general is not the ‘norm’ , or standard any country should aspire to! Compared to the rest of the world it’s very worrying.

Man

Dear African American man,

I don’t understand what’s happening in the USA, why there are so many deaths at the hands of police officers. It’s very hurtful for me to see as a non American, in my part of the world it’s not something we experience so often. But if this is read by any African American male just know while the world is against you, I’m here still in your corner, praying for you, I still support you, and no matter what reputation you’ve gained globally, or in your own country I will never give up on you. You’re not perfect I know 🙄, no one is and your lives are full of challenges from:

The police.
Society.
Men who look like you.
And women who look just like me. Some put you down and feel ‘you ain’t worth shit’ in such general terms, when it’s not ALL of you.

Truth is, to me you’re worth so much more than gold. Your style, your strength, your physical build, your mind, intelligence, the different shades you come in 🥴 everything about you ‘dazzles’ me and some times when I look at some of you I blush 😉 you’re amazing. 😍. I love all of it and you too, I always will. I feel so proud of you and to have been blessed with a son. Whether it’s a black British man, African American man, Caribbean man or African man you are just the shit!! 🖤✔️🙌🏽 Don’t forget that.

But seriously, I wanna ask you a favour can you please come together and stop killing each other and intelligently reclaim your credibility and place in society? You’re stronger together than as enemies. Right now, you’re at war with others it’s time to bring out the ‘intelligent, inner warrior’ in you. Malcolm, Martin, Marcus etc you know these names what advice did they have for your survival? Think back 🤔. Please stay strong, out of trouble, and fight back against the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual attack on you.

Keep safe! With love, your number one supporter.
Kim.

 

#BlackLivesMatter    #JusticeForFloyd #ICantBreathe