The emotions that I have felt this week have taken over and I'm tired, so tired of the police brutality in America. After seeing the video of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after being pinned to the ground by an officer's knee in Minneapolis for nine minutes, I saw something no human should ever have to go through. George Floyd cried out to his late mother in his last breathing moments and all I could do was cry. The weeps and downpour of my tears however are nothing compared to the pain of George's family is feeling right now. Every minute on social media it is a constant reminder of all the horrible things African- Americans have had to endure in this country for CENTURIES. I did what I do best and wrote an article about why police brutality is still going on in America and it is upon Lithium Magazine's website right now. Here is the link: https://lithiumagazine.com/2020/06/03/police-brutality-in-america-when-will-it-ever-end/
While I am ecstatic that my work is published on such a large platform, I can't smile for long knowing the terror going around right now in the world. I wish I could write about happier things, but I don't feel happy. I am upset, sad, and angry and so many more emotions that words alone can not quite capture. I salute all the protesters in New York, Minneapolis, Los Angles, and more for taking a stand and letting the world hear our cries. I wish I could be out there and for those of you who can not protest either here are a list of organizations and sites that you can donate too/ sign petitions for https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-0KC83vYfVQ-2freQveH43PWxuab2uWDEGolzrNoIks/mobilebasic
To everyone else feeling overwhelmed like me, we will get through this and the fight for justice is nowhere near over. In the meantime, you can watch movies such as Moonlight or Boyz n the Hood, watch docs-series such as When They See Us and Time: The Kalief Browder Story, or read books like The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore. Educate yourselves about the history of African Americans every chance you get. Be safe all and see you next week.