After years of fighting for social justice, the Black Lives Matter movement has become mainstream news once agai. Huge businesses, major sports, and anyone with a platform or an opinion has chosen support, opposition, or silence. While I’ve protested through the city, spoke on panels, shared stories on the radio, joined diversity boards, made my spending selective, created informative content, and other forms of activism I wanted to add this post as a reminder. As other things start to trend embrace small joys, but recognize the work is not done. Keep posting, keep praying, keep marching, keep speaking, and keep applying pressure. Chris Rock now famously said, “We treat [racism] like a fad instead of a disease that eradicates millions of people.”
I am Black like my parents, my sister, my family, my loved ones… when I see Black bodies I see us. It’s a tad of relief to see others recognize the “strange fruit.” So don’t stop expressing yourself however you know how, but also make sure to take care of yourself, mind, body and spirit. I’m leaning into faith as I hope you join me in continuing the fight for our lives.