“Here is a strange and bitter crop”

I’ve been quiet on my blog for quite a while due to work, school, and no real motivation to speak out. As a young professional I am still navigating the waters of talking about my views on current events while not marginalizing or offending students.

Now, that is over. I’m tired of being quiet. I’m tired of watching my brothers and sisters being killed by those that promise to protect and serve. I’m tired of having to tell others that my life matters, as if that’s not a given. It seems like every time I turn on the TV I see strange fruit.

John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Yvette Smith, Eleanor Bumpurs, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tarika Wilson, Tamir Rice, Cameron Tillman, VonDerrit Myers Jr, Laquan McDonald, Shereese Francis, Shantel Davis, Rekia Boyd, to be continued………