If we are going to go digging into people’s pasts after a police shooting, let’s start with the ones holding the smoking guns.
Alton Sterling’s case shows us that #BlackLivesMatter is not only a hashtag for the internet, but an ever-present battle cry of a community of people who are constantly told by the system that their lives do not matter.
Black boys’ cries fall on deaf white ears and Black mothers’ tears keep graveyard grass green. The line above is part of the title of a spoken word poem by Black Lives Matter activist and artist Kale Nelson. The poem speaks to the injustice