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March 30, 2018

The version seems to be the same…I was afraid for my life. Another black boy dies. Gun downed. Another acquittal. No charges. The characters may change, but the version remains the same. Different cast. Same roles. More black boys die. It doesn’t matter. Our lives don’t matter.

The sins of the father are visited upon their offspring. What the hell did my ancestors do to make our children a target for violence? Their version always ends in a chalk outline and a community in outrage.

No more tears.

No more.

There should not be separate versions.

Only one.

The truth.



This post was part of the A2Z challenge and the letter “V” is for Version. My posts will be written as a journal style for the challenge and will be on the theme: Mothering While Black. I hope you enjoyed it.

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  1. I was listening to Mike Brown’s mom on the Breakfast Club…apparently, there’s a documentary coming out about how these cases are never brought to justice. It’s about all the things we don’t hear about. You might be interested in it. It’s called Stranger Fruit.

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    1. Thank you. I’m a moderator for Mothers of Black Boys United (MOBB United) and we are working with the mothers of the movement. We have a national call next week with Eric Garner’s mother. It’s unfortunate our lives don’t matter, but I’m trying to read and listen to everything. Thanks so much for sharing.

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