My Black Life Matters Too: Acknowledging Police Brutality Against Black Women

Originally posted on A Woman's Worth:
By De La Fro Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Mike Brown. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. All names that ring a bell for most, right? But what about Sheneque Proctor? Aiyana Stanley-Jones? Rekia Boyd? Tarika Wilson? Oftentimes throughout the discussion of state violence, black men are centered, leaving black women…

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Black Every Friday

blackloveJust cuz we don’t see nearly Black love on tv shows or in commercials or in movies or in magazines or on magazine covers or in online ads or on talk shows or in songs or in music videos or on billboards …..blkids“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”-James Baldwin

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black love“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

blacklove3blacklove2“To return to love, to get the love we always wanted but never had, to have the love we want but are not prepared to give, we seek romantic relationships. We believe these relationships, more than any other, will rescue and redeem us. True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption.bl

Love saves us only if we want to be saved.”-Bell Hooksbl2“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”-Lena Horne

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