Black Lives Matter

The nation has been hit with such devastation on the death of George Floyd. An African-American man who was killed in custody by a white officer on 25th March, in Minneapolis.

There are no words to express how we’re feeling.

But we are devastated!

Angry, outraged, and tired to the core. Of the unfairness that Black people face because of the color of their skin.

Change must take place! Let us not be silent. We must scream from the top of our lungs. Demand justice for those who brutally taken from this world.

Change must happen for our future and the generations that come after. We must shout and reinforce that Black Lives Matter, not just today, this week, or next month.

It’s time to unlearn any racial biases you may carry and educate yourself on what it means to be anti-racist. While you’re at it, it’s also crucial to share this knowledge with your sister, your brother, mother, grandparents, friends, and anyone you cross paths. We must stand together because, in the Union, there is always a strength. 

On Saturday 6th June, Hundreds of people gathered in Manchester, for a peaceful protest to express the solidarity with Black people, broken by the deaths of, George Floyd, Breonnna Taylor, Ahmud Arbery, Sandra Bland and many others!  

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I am so proud to have been part of this powerful movement on Saturday. And, being young African women, these past months have been incredibly hard to face. Openly, speaking about my own experience to my close ones has been heavy on my heart but so powerful. I encourage people to have these conversations with those close to them. I cannot express my gratitude towards my loved ones and the support I have received from friends, work colleagues, and the world who are demanding change and Standing for what is right.

It is heartbreaking, knowing fifty plus years later we’re still dealing with this issue. But we say enough is ENOUGH!

This is not a Moment! This is a Movement!

No justice! No Peace! Simple.

Saturday 6th June, Manchester Protest
Video by
WeAreZalmi

For further education:

https://blacklivesmatter.com/

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BLACKLIVESMATTER!

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