We are proud to support and applaud the thousands of brave, conscientious young people – Black, White, Latino, Asian and others, who have gathered in Buffalo over the past several days to join thousands of others across the country and around the world in demanding justice and an end once and for all, to 400 years of terrorism Black people have experience and continue to experience in this country.
The violent reaction of a minority few following several protests may be unfortunate, but we cannot allow it to be a distraction from the legitimate grievances of the overwhelming majority of peaceful protesters.
The brutal and gruesome legal lynching of George Floyd – (an unarmed Black man who was pinned at the neck by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee who was innitially charged with 3rd degree murder and now additionally charged with 2nd degree murder), was compounded by the fact that three other officers who took part in the lynching, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung and Thomas Lane had not yet been charged. However the three have since been charged with aiding and abetting 2nd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.
A memorial for Floyd is scheudled for this Thursday in Minneapolis. He was 46 years old.
Writes Glen Ford of blackagendareport: “Unlike the still raging Covid-19 virus, which is virulent among Blacks of both sexes, the Blue Plague is especially lethal to Black males of all ages. According to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, 1 in every 1,000 Black boys and men will be fatally stricken by the Blue Plague at some point in their lifetimes – at ages ranging from 12 year-old Tamir Rice, snuffed out in Cleveland in 2014, to 50 year-old Walter Scott , who fell victim to the pestilence in North Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.”
We need a vaccine for racism. -Staff Writer
Full View of Front Page CollageThis Week by young people not only participating in the peaceful protests but capturing as well