Beloved Million Mamas Community,
Today marks the 1-year Anniversary of Sandra Bland’s death. The Nation wrote an article on Sandra, which paints a sad yet realistic picture of what Sandra Bland and many African-Americans are experiencing in Texas. We hear more about the men than the women, however, the #sayhername project continues to track the high incidence of black females murdered. According to an article in Huffington Post, 136 black men and women were killed by police in 2016. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile will now be added to this list.
The Million Mamas Movement does not condone violence. Because of social media, violence which used to be hidden is now captured for all to see. The senseless deaths that have occurred between the police and our black brothers and sisters have ignited a fire that must be addressed – our society is ill and needs a healing.
I invite the Million Mamas Movement community to take this pledge for justice with the Movement for Black Lives.
.. Our work remains undone until our lives are free of violence. That is the future we imagine.
Until that day comes:
We pledge togetherness— we will not allow ourselves to be divided.
We pledge to allow our thinking and actions to be guided by love.
We pledge to bring courage and power into our communities, and stop their flow out.
We pledge not to be controlled by fear, but instead by our dreams.
Join us, and pledge to do the same: Stand with the Movement for Black Lives.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who wishes to seed a culture of peace and unity.
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