I wrote this 4 years ago and it’s still very much relevant. . .
When my neighbors, my friends, my brothers, my sisters, my children do not feel safe in their own neighborhoods, in their own communities, it is a problem.
When my neighbors, my friends, my brothers, my sisters, my children do not feel safe in their homes, their cars, their schools, their places of worship, it is a problem.
It is a problem for all of us.
It is a problem for you.
It is a problem for me.
And the color of your skin does not matter. Because when one group is silenced, when one group is targeted, we are all at risk.
We’ve seen it happen time and time again throughout history. And right now, our black brothers and sisters need ALL OF US.
They need all of us to speak up. To stand out. To listen. To be strong and fierce and to SHOW UP for them.
The biggest atrocity is the one we hide. The one we do not stand up for. The one we watch in silence. The one we pass by. The one we turn a blind eye towards.
We are being called on this planet to STAND UP. To rise up. To unite in friendship and truth and openness. To unite in understanding and certainty that we can change the tide.
But it will take all of us.
It will take all of us standing in love. We must stand on the fierce fire of deep, true, unconditional love.
Love that dissolves anything that is not loving.
It is time. NOW is the time.
It is time right now to claim truth and love and peace. . .
It is time right now to claim justice and respect and unity. . .
It is time right now to claim safety and freedom and equality. . .
FOR ALL PEOPLE.
And right now, we must stand with our black neighbors, our black friends, our black sisters and brothers and say IT ENDS HERE.
It ends here.
With us. ❤️