Født: 13. marts 1972
Født: 13. marts 1972
#SayHerName: On this day three years ago, our beloved sister Sandra Bland died in police custody three days after she was stopped, arrested and jailed for a broken tail light. Sandra was only 28 years old. May GOD Bless her and her family. She will never be forgotten. RIP. RP via @ImaginexJustice.
I’m geeked literally and physically to be part of ChainXchange ! Aug 13-15 in Vegas. More info at chainxchange.io
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Amazing! I really love this photography series aimed at empowering Black girls and showcasing the beauty of natural hair from the great folks over at Creative Soul Photo. Love.
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past couple of years, I have visited numerous prisons to connect with the men and women inside and listen to their stories. I have come across some of the most enlightened and inspiring individuals I have ever met in my life. 21 year old Christopher Young was sentenced to death in 2006 after being convicted of killing Hasmukhbhai Patel during a robbery in 2004. Chris has spent the past 12 years in solitary confinement on death row where he has matured into a thoughtful and peaceful man with a desire to help others. But the State of Texas seeks to execute Chris on July 17, 2018. I must state that the act of murder is something that I do not support and I do not condone or accept at all. But I do believe in rehabilitation, reconciliation and redemption. Knowing the story of Chris, the trauma he faced growing up, and the pain he has experienced, I have empathy and compassion for him. Mitesh Patel, the victim's son, suffered greatly in the wake of his father’s murder in 2004. But he does not want the State of Texas to execute Chris Young because he does not want Chris’ young daughters to grow up without a father the way he did. I believe that we as a people have the capacity to forgive and make an effort to give others a chance to be better and in that, we can stop cycles of pain, violence and suffering. I believe when someone leaves this earth, it should be in GOD’s Hands and not Ours. On one of the prison visits last year, one brother asked me to, “imagine being defined by the worst thing you’ve ever done and trapped by one act for the rest of your life.” Join me and sign the petition to advocate for clemency for Chris Young: bit.ly/2KGITDw. And if you have the time, please write a letter to the Board of Pardons and Paroles: bit.ly/2L704u0.
“I’ll tell you what Freedom is to me: No Fear. I mean really, No Fear" Nina Simone.