I am an unapologetic pro-Black Woman! Being a pro-Black Woman doesn’t mean I am anti-man. It means that if you were to ask me who’s side I am on, I would say mine!
Black men already have back up. Thank civil rights and social justice groups like the NAACP and the Urban League for winning your historic battles. Basically, the entire patriarchal Black social, political and economic infrastructure, and liberal whites work to hard expose the mistreatment of Black males and routinely ignore Black women.
When will it change?
Black women are silent victims.The honest truth is that the deaths of Black women do not matter. Don’t believe me? Compare the reactions to Travon Martin and Rekia Boyd. There was justified outrage over Trayvon Martin. This is always the case when Black males killed or assaulted by non Blacks.
However, if you are wondering who Rekia Boyd was, your question pretty much supports my argument.
March 22, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – A woman shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer on Wednesday morning died Thursday. Family members say she was an innocent bystander and are calling for an investigation into her death.
“How could this be justified? They took my sister away from me,” said Martinez Sutton, the brother of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd.
The suburban man is grieving the loss of his sister, who died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the head by an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Boyd and a man were both shot early Wednesday morning by an off-duty detective on the city’s West Side.
Family and friends who were at Boyd’s side when she passed away Thursday are calling for a federal investigation into her death.
Boyd’s family insists she was an innocent bystander.
“This young beautiful girl dead in the streets. Why?” said Sutton.
Boyd’s family brought two photos of her Thursday to the hospital. In the first, she is a smiling, happy 22-year-old woman. The second photo was snapped shortly before she died. - WLS
Rekia Boyd was shot and killed by a police officer in Chicago for no reason! When Rekia Boyd was killed, there were no million hoodie marches, no t-shirts, no twitter hashtags, no foundations in her name, and no outrage. There was only a deafening silence with the exception of her family and a few bloggers. So, I am an advocate for my sister, Rekia and Black women because others are unwilling to do so for us.
Try searching Travyon Martin and then search Rekia Boyd. Both were equally tragic but look at who has received the most attention. It’s time for Black women to value us.
Bing search results as of 10/30/2012
Trayvon Martin: 6,650,000
Rekia Boyd: 11,900