A 15 year old was murdered last week and the funeral was held yesterday. I have not seen any parents, churches, ministers and others come together to say anything. I did see a group of folks that marched last week around the incident.
But yesterday, when another shooting occurred folks are coming out of the woodwork. So where were you last week? What was different about the shooting on yesterday that triggered you to want to do say something?
The very ones whom are not doing and/or saying anything themselves are the ones quick to criticize those whom they feel ought to be saying something. Who in the hell are the they?
Well I dare you to ask those in person that you are calling out what are they doing and what have they done over the years. And then tell me what you are doing and what you have done over the years.
I be damn if it is my job, law enforcement job, leaders job (and please name them) and whoever to raise other folks children? Can we help? Yes if the parents and the children allow us to help them but if they do not want help, then what?
It is a damn shame that ignant folks want to talk about the role of the Rocky Mount City Council, the Rocky Mount Police Department, Edgecombe and Nash County Sheriff Department, the NAACP, the church and other organizations. I dare you to look at their roles and to see if they are providing the services listed that is required of them and not what is your opinion of what they are required to do.
Until folks wake the hell up and put the blame where it belongs, then nothing will change.
It is like a song that I hear the young folks playing, “Started at the bottom now we are here.” It starts in the home, with parents, children, the neighborhood, the church in the hood and then outward.
All of us are included in the above so therefore we all have a role to play. Don’t think you can give me a damn role and your ass sit back and only criticize.
In my closing, what tickles the hell out of me the most is you criticize and allow others to criticize certain leaders but then you call and expect us to come to your rescue when you are in trouble. We do it because we are obligated, but don’t think we don’t know you don’t give a damn about us.
I have been actively engaged in community activism since the early 90’s. I know who have been on the front line and who have not, so unless you hide behind a code name, I can call your asses out. So don’t go there because I have paid my dues. I will continue to do what I do until the end.
So what you gonna do?