“She ‘gon bring it to ya living room and she ain’t gon apologize for barging in. And why should she for spoon feeding us reality? Geo on the hard hitting necessary blogger Shelby Courtland
Black lives matter! Keep telling yourself that lie and that it’s just a matter of time before you get your piece of the pie.
Black lives matter! Blacks are why the morgues are full. and why the jails are overcrowded. That Black lives matter shit is bull!
Black lives matter! It’s why you’re holding up a sign because Freddie Gray is dead. They broke that Black man’s spine.
Black lives matter! This is what you must make known. You want them to understand that you can’t help your Black skin tone.
Black lives matter! But how can you be so sure? It would seem that Black must be a disease. And that death is the only cure.
Blogger Shelby Courtland comes straight at us 100% tried and true on this one. Like Jesse Williams – she’s been looking at the data. And the data reveals #black livesmatter alright – but in contexts that are detrimental to Blacks.
Be forewarned – Shelby doesn’t tip toe not to awake, she hits the door with the literary battering ram to awake and inform. She doesn’t water down the drinks – she serves the hard hitting burning liquidity of truth with no chaser. On this one’ she cut deep. Deep seems to get folk’s attention.
Amid a haze of grief after her son’s unsolved murder last year, Marcia DeOliveira-Longinetti faced an endless list of tasks — helping the police gain access to Kevin’s phone and email; canceling his subscriptions, credit cards and bank accounts; and arranging his burial in New Jersey.
And then there were the college loans.
When Ms. DeOliveira-Longinetti called about his federal loans, an administrator offered condolences and assured her the balance would be written off.
But she got a far different response from a New Jersey state agency that had also lent her son money.
That’s what Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams is basically saying when he found Baltimore City police officer Edward Nero not guilty of any wrong doing in the death of Freddie Gray.
Freddie Gray was the Baltimore Maryland man who died of a severe spinal injury on April 19, one week after being arrested by police following a foot chase in his neighborhood.
Now mind you officer Nero was one of the officers seen nationwide dragging the handcuffed Gray to a police van and putting him in transport area of the vehicle without buckling Gray in. The following ride that was supposed to take Gray to lock up wound up causing him fatal spinal injuries.
There is a man waiting for the doctor and his time is running out. It is late evening, just over an hour after the doctor first groped for his ringing phone.
“Can you help us?” the woman on the other end had asked, her voice breaking.
Now, preparing for the procedure, the doctor is alert. He moves quickly. He scrubs his hands and arms with soap and snaps on his gloves. His assistant clinks down sterilized instruments and fluid-filled containers onto a stainless steel table. The walls are cinder block, painted a pale yellow. The air is cool and heavy with the scent of disinfectant.
The doctor sits over the patient ready to perform the surgery. He pauses, fixing a picture in his mind, then slices through the skin until he can see the organ’s outer layers. It glistens, milky white and veiny. The doctor cuts off a spongy piece and drops it into a vial. His assistant whisks it away.
Having verified that the procedure was a success, the doctor carefully sutures the patient back up. The patient remains still. The room is quiet. There is no beeping monitor or IV drip. No one checks the patient’s vitals.