by janaya khan
Black people everywhere are fighting against the realities of anti-Black racism and genocide.
As of 2015, every 28 hours a Black person is killed in the US by a police officer, security guard or gun-wielding vigilante. On June 17th, a white supremacist shot and killed 9 Black people at Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, after praying with them for an hour.
A 5 yr old baby girl knew to play dead in order to survive the massacre.
The confederate flag still legally flies in many southern states.
6 Black churches were burnt in the month of June alone.
Seemingly acquiescing to the beseeching of the judge formerly presiding over the killer’s trial, the media and society at large has been giving an outsized amount of space, compassion and financial support to the killer, as opposed to the Black folks murdered that day for simply existing.
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