We as a people need a radical change, not a racial debate. We are many and skin color no longer separates and defines us, the hurt, pain and devastation in America has connected us. This is war waged on humanity.
I awoke to CNN breaking news that broke my heart. The latest mass shooting of the innocent; college students slain for no apparent reason at all. Those who survived and lived to witness are shattered. They are only alive because of swift thinking, the grace of God and the absence of no more bullets left in the chamber.
A screen shot from Mr. Kelly’s Facebook account showing a photo from a Las Vegas memorial event at the Borderline Bar & Grill.
As reported by CNN Nicole Chavez, a gunman opened fire Wednesday night at Borderline Bar and Grill, authorities said killing at least twelve people and injuring others in a city described by its mayor as “one of the safest in the country”
As we have seen over the last few weeks, this is no longer a race problem---it’s a people problem, a political problem, a mental health problem, a spiritual problem; that we as a people can no longer ignore. It affects us all and we must come together in unity to defeat it. We must stop blurring the lines and take a stand, right in the middle. Segregation in a time of war is a silent killer. The late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, spoke of equality, justice and peace for us all, in my ears this still rings true.
“When we allow freedom to ring- when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, Free at last, free at last, great God a-mighty We are free at last." -Speech by The REV. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, The “March on Washington” 1963
Christy Angelette is part of the Generation X generation. She is a mother of three amazing sons and is a southern Queen born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is working on a novel that will highlight mental illness and abuse in multiple forms, as well as civil rights being broken on a mental health level.