Pulse Detected-Away with knees on our neck

Pulse Detected-Away with knees on our neck

Pulse Detected-Away with knees on our neck

As a race, African Americans have been on a journey for centuries. I took a moment to think, after receiving so many messages from people wanting to understand our plight. This is the best explanation I can give.

Pulse Detected: Away with Knees on Our Neck

Step by step, day by day

We are marching towards a better way.

Holding our families just a little more

Because the current climate suggests impending war.

Life as we knew it, is a thing of the past.

The day of our redemption is approaching fast.

With struggles with fear for most of our lives 

But I think at this moment we understand why. 

The times that we felt that “fight or flight” 

Was from all of the trauma and pain that we’d internalized. 

The feeling of someone always out to do us harm

Living in exhaustion and our spirits are worn 

I’ve never been so aware of the color of my skin 

How beautiful and strong is the frame God placed me in. 

This moment in time hasn’t caught us by surprise 

Although many are feeling anger and tears fill their eyes. 

We know we’ll be reproached for the raw fruit of our pain 

And we know we may not see immediate change. 

Our earnest desire is peace and unity 

Lord, help us to be susceptible to love where we’ve built up immunity.

We no longer want to see our fathers, brothers and sons 

Being hunted down as prey and killed with guns. 

Our mothers, sisters and daughters alike 

Should never be of lesser value than those who are white.

Let us be clear, We are apart of THE human race 

Our significance and contribution are not up for debate. 

Remembering those we lost we great honor and respect

Championing justice, away with knees on our neck .

How can you continue to do your part to continue supporting the #BLM movement? 
DONATE: Minnesota Freedom Fund:

 https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

George Flyod Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

National Bail Out: http://nationalbailout.org/

Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Justice for Breonna: https://justiceforbreonna.org/

Black Lives Matter: 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

PETITIONS:Justice for George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: https://www.change.org/

Justice for Floyd: https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/#petition

TEXT YOUR SUPPORT:

Text FLOYD to 55-156

Text JUSTICE to 66-8336

Text ENOUGH to 55-165

EDUCATION:List curated by the New York Times

• White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

• “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

• “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 

• “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey 

• “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo 

• “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson

• “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

• “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery

• “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People” by Ben Crump

• “From Slavery To Freedom: A History of African-Americans” by John Hope Franklin 

• “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

Here are some Black Owned Businesses to Support:

Lauren Napier Beauty

The Honey Pot Co

Curl BoxMented Cosmetics

@Blackgirlsuncreen

Nubian Skin

The Wrap Life

Briogeo

@MelanieMarie_

@justorganizingyou 

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