When does it end?!?

The case of Treyvon Martin brings me back to a scene in the movie "Little Richard" starring Leon. In the scene Little Richard's father and another man were fighting outside of a bar. The other man pulled out a gun and shot Little Richard's father right in front of him. When a White police officer arrived at the scene of the crime, he told Little Richard "one black man killed another black man, not much of a loss." He then got in his cop car and drove away. It is now 2012, and even after the President and first family are African American, we clearly have a lot of work left to do. There are no words I can find to describe this case. I am a single young lady hoping to start a family one day. I have always said that I want to have 2 sons and 1 daughter. Any African American with one or more sons knows that Black men are (and will always be) an endangered species. Seventeen years old, had everything going for him, in possession of skittles and iced tea........DEAD!!!!! And for what?!? An over-zealous neighborhood watch freak that couldn't keep his behind in his house and find something else to do with his life!!! This young man was shot and killed over a month ago and it has taken that long for the story to come to national headlines. As an African American young woman, to say I am outraged is the least!!!

My mother made a very good point. She informed me that neighborhood watch patrols are not supposed to carry any kinds of weapons on them, much less guns. My mother said, "if he didn't have that gun on him, he would have never bothered the young man at all." That statement is so true, he would have never called the police, never chased the boy, and never felt "powerful" to pull out his gun and shoot a defenseless victim. And the worst part is, things like this happen every single day all across the country, and go unmentioned because the death of a Black man is still considered "not much of a loss." As I always say.....400 years doesn't disappear overnight. The one million hoodie rally in NYC is an amazing gesture, it truly is. But at the end of the day, after raising him so well, an African American couple will never get their son back.

My heart and soul go out to the family for their loss. After an awful event like this, I can only hope and pray for my future sons if I have any.

Nichole Naomi
xoxo

Nichole Naomi

I am a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, very proud Jamaican American. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. I am also the CEO of Baseline Cosmetics, where make up meets music.

3 comments:

  1. PREACH!!!! It's soooo friggin sad. I wanted to write a post about this situation, but I just can't. It's too sad. It doesn't matter if Zimmerman gets put in jail for life, gets killed, kills himself, or whatever... Trayvon will still be dead. His family will never hear his voice again.It really angers me. Good post though...

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  2. I hesitated to write this for a while, but I couldn't resist. That couple's life has come to a halt. All the media attention in the world doesn't give them back the 17 years they invested in their son. All the memories, and the endless future plans for him. It's awful, but thanks.

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  3. Excellent post!!! mommy:)

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