I’m not a political person. Yes, I listen to the news, I vote, I do my part but I don’t talk about politics. I don’t jump on the bandwagon of every protest and I don’t shout Black Lives Matter at every turn, but rest assured I AM UPSET. I’m livid about the verdict that was passed down yesterday regarding Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020. The officers entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, executing a search warrant. I’m upset that her neighbors walls were more important to the law then her slaughter.
Breonna, a young woman who I’m sure had plans, goals and dreams, a young woman who’s name we have been shouting and posting for over 194 days. A young woman we knew would be vindicated. We just KNEW that her murderers would have their day in court and justice would be served. We have been asking for justice. We have been asking that a corrupt system be taken down. The system has failed us yet again.
As a Black mother I’m tired. As a Black woman I’m tired. As an American I’m tired. I’m weary. I’m at a loss. So much has transpired this year. This year will certainly go down in the history books much like the 1960’s. I pray daily for our children, our country and our world.
I don’t know what Nov. 3rd holds. I don’t know if we will have a new President in 2021. I don’t know if defunding the police will be the solution to our problems. What I do know is that My Black Is Beautiful. What I do know is that God is yet in control. What I do know is that weeping may endure for night but joy, it WILL come in the morning.
Tonight I will hold my babies a little tighter, kiss my husband a little longer and hang on to hope for change in the future. Meanwhile, those of you who aren’t registered to vote please do so, those of you who are protesting, be safe and if you feel the need to burn something make sure it’s not the grocery store or pharmacy that your auntie needs to get her food and medicine from.