Black Men of America-
America — can we please step down a minute from being violent with each other? Please remember that we are family. Someday my cute little 5-year-old grand-nephew will grow up to be a black man in America. I want the America that he grows up in to be a safe and welcoming space for him, but right now it is not. And until we realize that we are all connected to each other, we won’t be able to stop this crazy imbalance of power.
I want to make sure that everyone knows that they are my family. If you are a black man living in the US today, I will be a witness to your life. You are important and powerful and make a huge difference in the world. I see the warm and caring presence you have with our children. Please continue to share your authentic voice, not the one that is broken down by fear and distrust that has been shown to you. You deserve to live a long and healthy life. I will look you in the eye when I see you and smile because I know you will warmly smile back.
I see you. You matter.