UPDATE: YOU CAN READ THE LAST 4 PARAGRAPHS IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THE FULL POST. I’M TRYING TO START AN ORGANIZATION TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF RACIALLY MOTIVATED KILLINGS AND PROSECUTIONS THAT WOULD BE AN ON THE SPOT, AT THE READY TEAM TO ASSIST FAMILIES IN THESE SITUATIONS. SO UNLIKE THE BEGGING & APPEALS MR.MARTIN & MS FULTON HAD TO MAKE TO GET EXPOSURE TO BRING THEIR CHILD’S KILLER TO JUSTICE, THERE WOULD BE AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HELP FAMILIES FACING THESE INJUSTICES IN A COORDINATED WAY. THE ORG WOULD PROVIDE LEGAL GUIDANCE, HELP PUBLICIZING THE EVENT AND PROVIDE FINANCIAL HELP TO THE FAMILIES IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN LOWER PROFILE CASES, SUCH AS ANNA BROWN, MARISSA ALEXANDER & JUSTIN PATTERSON WHO DON’T GET WIDESPREAD MEDIA ATTENTION.
I AM NOT TRYING TO BECOME THE LEADER OR HEAD OF IT,BUT I NEED PEOPLE WILLING TO MEET THIS WEEK AND HELP FORMULATE A STRATEGY TO MAKE THIS A REALITY. IT’S A LONG OVERDUE MISSION, WHICH WILL CHANGE THE CURRENT WAY WE ADDRESS THESE INCIDENTS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS (ALA OSCAR GRANT) WHERE THERE IS INITIAL OUTRAGE, BUT LATER USUALLY DO TO LACK OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES, WE BECOME DISENGAGED. WHEN THE USA CAN COUNT ON AFRICAN AMERICANS EVENTUALLY BACKING DOWN FROM OUR INITIAL OUTRAGE, WE SEND A MESSAGE THAT THESE INCIDENTS CAN CONTINUE & WILL BE NO MORE THAN A TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCE TO THE STATE. WE NEED AN ORGANIZATION THAT WILL LET THE COUNTRY KNOW WE WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE THE RACIALLY MOTIVATED SLAUGHTER AND.OR PROSECUTION OF OUR PEOPLE WITHOUT SERIOUS LEGAL BUT COORDINATED CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE WHICH WILL SHUT DOWN THE TOWN THAT PERSISTS IN THIS BEHAVIOR
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ & JOIN ME IN THIS EFFORT, NO MATTER HOW LITTLE OR HOW MUCH YOU CAN DO, EVERY BIT COUNTS. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN ONLINE MEETING THIS WEEKEND IF POSSIBLE IF WE GET ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS, THANK IN ADVANCE
Yesterday I wrote a long piece on what I feel would be a more effective reaction to decades long record of racially motivated deaths in the USA. (Post Is below). At that time I had not know there was an official Trayvon Martin foundation, because it’s hardly been publicized, and in my opinion doesn’t address the bigger issue of launching a campaign that will stand at the ready to protest, in concert & numbers the repeated deaths and injustices suffered by African American’s in this country.
There is a desperate need for an organization devoted to just this cause, and it needs to be a united coalition. I don’t see what purpose the NAACP serves anymore, as they fail the black community in any meaningful way to help end the unjust killings (ie Trayvon Martin) and injustice convictions of Blacks in this county (ie Marissa Alexander).
As I stated in the last post still worth a read, but the main points I will reiterate here.
Nothing is going to change unless the Black community becomes a serious political force to be reckoned with. It is wonderful to have our bloggers, tweeters, marches and protests, but if we don’t coordinate them into one group, they are little more than nuisances. If we combine all that energy into one group, the power in numbers and economic impact will have 10x the effect, of each separate group doing their own thing. We really need to take a look at the campaigns that rid of Glenn Beck, that are rapidly moving corporations away from the corrupt corporate sponsored group ALEC and the StopRush campaign.
Those campaigns, which include boycotts and coordinated led efforts, have had measurably financial and tangible successes. The truth of the campaigns we’ve organized regarding #Oscar Grant, Marissa Alexander, and waning support of Justice for Trayvon Martin, while successful to an extent, have not had the same effect of measurable enough to make this country understand we will no longer tolerate the racially motivated slaughter of our people or convictions. The ineffectiveness in preventing further injustices is evident in the more than 29+ victims that succumbed to racially motivated deaths since Martin’s.
I again propose that something is done to address the issue, not one death, or conviction one at a time, but as a whole.
Think about it. When we protest , ala Oscar Grant, blogging, marching & protesting in separate scattered campaigns, while definitely having some effect, its nothing compared to 100x effect it would have if we all worked in concert.
Take a look at the Stop Rush and ALEC campaigns. Hundreds of sponsors have fled association with Limbaugh and ALEC in measurable monetary amounts. If we put our efforts together, we’d have a much better chance of countering the dirty tactics that will be used to defend Zimmerman, & help the Martin family. And more importantly we can send a signal to this nation:
WE WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE THE UNJUST RACIALLY MOTIVATED EXECUTIONS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT THERE BEING AN ENORMOUS PUBIC BACKLASH.
WE WILL LET THIS COUNTRY KNOW, THAT IF CORRUPT POLICE DEPARTMENTS UNJUSTLY KILL A MEMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY OR ALLOW THEM TO BE KILLED BY RACISTS CITIZENS WE WILL NOT BE SILENT OR GRUMBLING HERE AND THERE, BUT THAT TOWN WILL NOT FLOURISH BECAUSE THE BOYCOTTING AND PROTESTS WILL BE SO GREAT, THEY WILL ALSO BE ECONOMICALLY CRIPPLED UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED.
HOW we accomplish this? I humbly propose the following
1) AN ONLINE MEETING WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN GETTING THIS A CAMPAIGN GOING AGAIN ADDRESSING ALL THE RECENT RACIALLY MOTIVATED MURDERS AND CONVICTIONS AND COORDINATED PLANS TO PUBLICIZE THEM IN ONE PLACE. All interested bloggers, tweeter,citizens etc could pool & vote on the best ideas to proceed to out line the steps it will take.
WE COULD BRING ALL IDEAS TO THE TABLE AND PLAN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO IMPLEMENT THEM. Get an official website, where all information and updates on cases of this nature and plans to assist will be outlined.
2) A FUND FOR THE FAMILIES OF THESE VICTIMS, TO GET MEDIA TIME TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE NEW CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING FOR THE STAFF WHICH WILL HAVE TO BE HIRED. Families that experience these tragedies rarely have the funds to hire lawyers, and when the case is not as big as Martin’s they don’t get help. If we really are able to pull off an organization to address this issue, we would need attorneys on retainer. Additionally families like #AnnaBrown’s an Marissa Alexander who don’t have the publicity of the Martin family need some financial relief and help with publicizing it. I know if one of my children were killed and I need some time to champion there cause, financial assistance could make the difference between being able to fight for justice or having to let it go
3) REVIVE THE TWITTER/FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN AND BOYCOTTS OF ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH TOWNS, CORPORATIONS, THAT SUPPORT GROUPS ENCOURAGING THIS ACTIONS like the NRA & any business associated with ALEC which help write the legislation that let the police think it was ok to set Zimmerman free that night. (Whether you support the Stand Your Own Ground Law is irrelevant, we can keep the law but need to get rid of the racist way it is implemented ie Marissa Alexander case).
These are my humble suggestions to start an organization to end the senseless racial killings and conviction of the African American community. If you are interested in making this happen please leave a comment (including a time u could make a 30 min online meeting would help) or email me. No effort is too small. We can bring this to an end!
Thanks for your time