#takeaknee#equalityforall#peaceful#protesting#change#people#unitedwestand#dividedwefall Donald trump has done everything in his power to separate this country since he started running his campaign for the presidency. 70 years of integration will not undo what 100s of years of injustices forced upon black people in this country. A country that was built on the blood, sweat, and tears of slaves, and genocide of native Americans and so on. Minorities in general have suffered many times throughout the history of this country and to have our leader try to take away the one freedom we have a right to exercise is ridiculous. Kudos to the NFL for taking a stand against him but let’s hope this truly starts conversations to truly make America great for all future American generations. Know your #history so we don’t repeat it!
Gold Star Mother's Day:
Remember that in divided times, we are able to stand, or kneel, because of them. They wanted it to be this way, so much so that they were wiling to die for it. It takes bravery to go against your country's tradition, to choose a controversial method and risk the outrage and disappointment of many in order to demonstrate solidarity on an important issue. It takes bravery to go against your friends for the 1%, to understand both sides, and choose to stand alone for the anthem out of respect for your brothers and sisters in arms, especially when your teammates, friends, men you respect and care about, do not... These are hard choices, but the beauty of freedom is singular there. It shines through both sides because thousands of men and women, sons and daughters, Americans of all colors and creeds have paid the ultimate price, and died to make it so.
It takes bravery to live with conviction, to speak your values and stand, or kneel, for your freedom and the belief in liberty and justice for all. But never forget that it takes a hero to die for one's country. That is an act that transcends bravery. The fallen heroes of this country are both military and civilians, from Martin Luther King to the first responders on 9/11, to US aid workers and the service men and women who die in horrible, far away places... The flag and the national anthem are symbols of what it means to be an American, to live with ALL of our freedoms under the Constitution, however you choose, no matter what the cost...... To our Gold Star Mothers, those women who have experienced the ultimate horror, the loss of a child... and especially when that loss is in service to this great nation, I am eternally grateful.
👉🏻To any NFL players curious why millions of Americans don't agree with you kneeling during the National Anthem and in front of the Colors, please look at photos like these. 👉🏻It doesn't take any guts to kneel. It doesn't move your agenda forward to kneel. It doesn't inspire others to believe the way you believe when you kneel. Each time you kneel, it pushes your "cause" further to obscurity. 👉🏻You may have a cause worth fighting. You may have words worth hearing. You may have an idea worth considering. But millions can't hear it when you choose to kneel. 👉🏻If you really believe in your cause, stand up. Show your respect for the country that gives you a platform to make millions playing a sport. Then, paint a clear picture of the America you want to see. 👉🏻Until then, millions of Americans will just see an entitled athlete on their knees. 👉🏻Please remember there are men and women like in this photos who are willing to wear a uniform for more than sport. And I'm thankful there are. #iamanamerican#proudamerican#standup#girlsthatlift
This is what real, proud Americans look like. They understand what a privilege it is to live in a free country. They show respect for the men and women who sacrifice their lives every day to protect all that the American flag stands for. #unitedwestand#dividedwefall#proudtobeanamerican#respect
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My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT! Anything he's ever Done Was minor and NON VIOLENT! Eddie Russell Jr -A Human-Being -A Son- Brother-Friend-Nephew - Cousin-HUMAN! The cops told his mother to call him out on a bullhorn 📢 USED her saying "WE WILL GIVE HIM THE HELP HE NEEDS" and He Came Out Because He Heard His Mother and They used beyond excessive force to gun him down also with heavy artillery used in warfare! 18 times? Shot eighteen times??? IF THEIR GOING ON WHAT HES HOLDING AT THE BANK THAT ISN'T A GUN! (Picture Is Posted)They Keep saying he had a gun! I don't see a gun in his hand at the bank they say he tried to rob! That's NOT A GUN! They blocked everyone off including neighbors at a 4 block radius including his mother and father and family!People could NOT go home! So no camera phones accessible is that why? COPS DIDN'T HAVE ON BODY CAMS now isn't that convenient! They Lied and told family members Eddie Jr was at the hospital to get them away from the house knowing he was dead outside the house where they killed him! They kept his BODY OUTSIDE ON THE GROUND FOR MANY MANY HOURS! First they reported he ran out shooting =LIES! Then one cop shot =LIES! Then 5-6 shots =LIES! Then 5-6 cops shot YEAH CLEARLY! But why SO MANY TIMES? Why THE AR15? They didn't even wait for the negotiator to arrive or is it that the negotiator took his time getting there? They haven't Even Gave my cousin the RESPECT of trying to call and explain WHAT HAPPENED IN DETAIL TO HER CHILD! He needs JUSTICE! His Mother and Father and Family need JUSTICE!!!! This wasn't a hostage situation! He didn't threaten anyone's life! This was a mentally iLL young man who needed help and should have received just that! PLEASE HELP HIS MOTHER AND SPREAD HER STORY SO SHE CAN GET THE HELP SHE NEEDS AND JUSTICE FOR HER SON!!!! ... #melanin#allshadesofmelanin#kemet#amerikkka#blackmothers#blackfathers#parents#parenting#tboz#racialinjustice#believers#boycottnfl#football#unitedwestand
It doesn't matter what side of the fence you're on if terror strikes our homeland again. Do you think anyone in or near ground zero on 9/11 gave a damn what color you were when two planes crashed, burned, and demolished the twin towers. You couldn't even tell a persons race from the debris dust but you were an American in the need of help! We lifted, we recovered, and we fought back together!!! #UnitedWeSTAND#DividedWeFall 💪🏼🇺🇸💪🏿