Please post and share anything helpful to the [name_m]Black[/name_m] Lives Matter movement. Sometimes you feel like you’re not making enough of a difference, but sharing information that could potentially help people understand the cause is so important. I don’t have social media and I don’t use Nameberry much, but since I have an account on here I thought I’d use it as I know that it could help.
I recently read about Oluwatoyin Salau and I couldn’t bare to read about what happened to her, so I’m doing whatever I can to help. Let’s use this space to share our information.
Here are some things I think could be useful.
Cosmopolitan Explaining [name_m]Black[/name_m] Lives Matter to parents: (https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a32744228/black-lives-matter-explained-to-parents/). If the link doesn’t work, I’m sorry, this whole things might be a futile attempt, but I’m gonna try anyway. Plus, what I entitle it, could be useful to search up on your own.
Cosmopolitan 25 Fake Reports About the Nationwide [name_u]George[/name_u] [name_m]Floyd[/name_m] and [name_m]Black[/name_m] Lives Matter Protests, Debunked (https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a32729926/george-floyd-protest-fake-rumors-debunked/).
Also this post helped me realise how insane the situation really was:
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (AltonSterling)
I can sleep (AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (TamirRice)
I can go to church (Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (SeanBell)
I can party on [name_u]New[/name_u] Years (OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd)
White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a [name_m]Black[/name_m] person’s experience today.
*I copied and pasted this … please do the same.
Share anything that has helped you understand BLM.
Also the phrase: ALL LIVES CAN’T MATTER UNTIL BLACK LIVES DO
I think that’s a really powerful, clear statement.