Catching My Breath; A Way Forward

Greetings BAye Hive!

It's been a long 3 weeks! I promised myself when I first started blogging that I would not blog just to blog. If I had nothing of substance to share, I would not force myself to create something that would come off as artificial content. With all of the unrest in this country after the filmed murder of George Floyd, I needed to figure out where my energy would be directed to change things around me.

The protests began and I had to be there. I was 41 years old the first time I had to run from the police. Guess what I was doing when I was threatened with force? Walking down the street, nowhere near the crowds, minding my own business, headed home. 

I was forced back to the crowds while law enforcement ordered crowds to disperse. None of it made sense at all but I complied and eventually made it home safely. I realize that quite a few of my peers can recall experiences from much earlier in their lives and that pains me.

What next? 

I began to connect with more organizations locally. Being new to the area, I had not had a chance to make those connections but I felt it was definitely time now. I know my energy and efforts will be better utilized in other areas to provoke the change we need in this country overall. 

There is brainstorming, planning and strategizing happening all over the country. We are operating with a P.O.I.S.E.D. state of mind and I love it! We are being purposeful, open-minded, in tune with our feelings, steady in this fight for equality, with expectations of progress in this country.

I don't pretend to have all the answers and I don't think anyone does. At this moment I have a love hate relationship with Covid-19. However, I do believe, this pandemic made more people pay attention. They were simply unable to ignore a full video of what happens far too often in this country to black lives this time. This time, the world stood still and paid attention.

As we catch our breath, and the second wind kicks in, it is my hope that we will not accept the band-aids being thrown at us. We must stagger our breathing like choirs do so that we can sustain our vocal, physical and mental protests against racial injustice and inequality all over the world. We have to be prepared for the long haul. Get involved in your local communities first!

Until next time, remain...

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