Nadia Danielle

Singer. Songwriter. Creator. Extraordinaire.

Another Black Life Lost

Another Black male was shot today...

Number 194 so far, this year.

A friend,

A cousin,

An uncle,

A father,

A husband,

A brother,

A son, 

A human being.

 

It hurts when it seems another incident, innocently enough, goes awry-

Usually between two opposing colors of skin, and two opposing wears of garb.

Why? Why again?

Haven't the past few months taught us anything?

But yet again another man is taken down- a life taken abruptly and brutally away.

 

What seems so preventable is another "mishap", another head shake, another sunken face.

What do we have to do to stop this?

Most of the men killed during a "regular" police stop are now looked at as "shoot to kill"

And are of Black kin.

We are NOT safe.

 

Another kind of man went out into the world today,

Intentionally plotted to harm ANYONE he could, just for an extreme belief sake,

And that man, though found red-handed of his malicious crime, made it out alive-

Got to see tomorrow after a gunfight under the same law.

He will get his due process, see his day in court, speak his defense-tell his side of the story.

But the Black man? He will not. Where is his voice, when he is guilty until shot?

We are NOT safe.

 

Another Black man was shot & killed by another law enforcer today...

Another picture,

Another video, 

Another meme,

Another hashtag & a post,

 

Another t-shirt,

Another funeral,

Another memory...

Another Black life lost.

 

I wrote this on 9/21/16 after hearing & seeing another unfortunate incident between the police & a Black civilian of this country. This comes after a few short months (and maybe even days or weeks, for the situations that don't make the news), of what seems now like an endless string of incidents where Black men (and women), were killed unjustly by law enforcement agency. I could not express the extreme disappointment I had in the U.S law enforcement & justice system on that day, and the fear I have for so many of my brothers, fathers, sisters, mothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, sons, daughters, & even for myself, in this country right now. I hope that we all can move upward & cooperatively towards reform and hopefully some sort of social change.

Always with love,

Nadia Danielle