Usually I’m involved with the local music scene, but Social B’s as you know there comes a time and place when you have a call to action to speak amongst different things, and for me that time is NOW!
With the uproar of the 2 past police shootings, the murder or 37 year old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge LA, and 32 year old Philando Castille of Falcon Heights MN, there has been multiple protests around the U.S. to take astand against police injustices. These protests included not only where these 2 African American men were murdered, but also in Dallas, Los Angeles, Georgia, Philadelphia, New York, and right here in Detroit.
The prominent “Black Lives Matter” movement has struck again as the result of an all time high of police injustice towards the African American culture. “What can we do to take our lives back? What can we do to stop this? How can show the supremacy that our lives matter just as well as their fellow loved ones?” Are all the questions we ask ourselves, but I think the question should be “Why should only black lives matter?” because at the end of the day we’re all striving for better as Americans. ALL lives should matter. Right?
The highly anticipated statement of Ms. queen “Bey” herself ,Beyoncé, has posted a statement on Instagram stating;
“This is not a human fight, no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. This is a fight for anyone who feels marginalized. Who is struggling for freedom and human rights.”
I couldn’t agree with her more! In addition to this movement, I took it upon myself to start a “call to action” on all social media outlets for any local music artists to voice their opinions on injustice and inhumane authority activities. Since music artists will be the trusted vessels before any politician , I figured that this movement will allow every one of us to encourage one another to speak out and support each other as well. Here’s an example of my N.O.T.E TO SELF movement I had the pleasure on starting! Local Detroit artist “J. Reed” has something for all us, but especially for the melinated culture;
“UNITED WE STAND, TOGETHER WE WONT FALL. Rest peacefully Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and all the other fallen soldiers who’ve lost heir lives due to police negligence. ALL LIVES MATTER.”