Editors Note- This article was originally published on our site Sept 2016. Sadly, a lot of the frustrations back then remain today. We are posting this article in its original form. We do this out of respect for the brave and thoughtful writer, the lives lost and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Please consider making a donation to Black Lives Matter Here. Let us all continue to learn from our history.
So, a lot of people have been talking about Black Lives Matter movement. Mostly I try and stay away from topics such as that.
However, I live in the state of North Carolina and just tonight, in a town four hours away from me, in Charlotte things have gotten out of hand. A black man was shot dead at a bus stop to pick up his child by a white woman police officer. Some people say he was reaching for a gun; the family says he was reading a book.
How do we really even know what he was doing? Only that police officer knows and unfortunately the man who is dead now.