Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bulletproof! Part One

I know that I am really late on this one, but no matter how late I am, ignoring the fact that it happened won't help with the prevention.  So Blackness is about to spit out some reality.
Here's the story, these punks at the bottom of the picture were at a party about a month ago when these girls got into a fight. While watching, one of them was hit by one of the girls and he instantly grew enraged.  So he said (not in the exact wording), "I ain't gon' hit no girl, but I'ma hit the next person I see."  Bobby Maurice Tilden happened to be walking  by, and he targeted him with his pointless rage.  His "homies" joined in on the beating, stumping him to death.  Later, the coroner said that Bobby died when he was stumped in the chest and one of his ribs broke and pierced his heart.  His beautiful-young heart.
As you can tell  from the pictures, the murderers were taken into custody, but all the while, a mother had to make funeral arrangements for her son.  Too many times does this happen.

It breaks my heart to have to hear about this because this world is so cold and Black blood soaks the streets of our country, and if we don't do something to stop it, then we won't have a future.  We have to admit that Blacks killing one another is nothing new, but it's on the rise in this new generation.  I know that I have referred this boy in my Black 2 School blog, but I will do it again, and again one hundred billion times!  Derrion Albert should not be in a coffin under Chicago, he should be applying to colleges and getting ready to walk down the aisles of his high school gym in his cap and gown!   Derrion Albert's death is the most horrific beating that I had ever witnessed!  I mean, I wasn't there, but I saw clips of the edited video on the music video for Raheem Devaughn's song "Bulletproof", I will have a link for that at the bottom of the blog, and I cried for the whole weekend!  I even added 15 pages to my book in a whole day!  Deaths of young Black teens hit me at the heart and it pulls at the strings because this is not what our Black forefathers wanted.  They wanted us to thrive in this "free" land, and stick together when the going gets tough, and that's what we did during the Civil Rights Movement, and during the time of Abolition.  What happened to the New "Negro"?  The one that had no fear or shame in being of African descent, and was ready to uplift their people?!
We just can't stand by here silent because this will just keep happening!  More young Black teens will be going to jail, and others will become victims to these cold times.  So, let's make some noise!  Write a letter to your mayor or other local official!  Maybe even write a letter to your governor.  Shoot!  Hit up Obama!  Let us start a movement to end the violence in the community! While. . .
We're Living Like We're Bulletproof!

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