*Tina Knowles-Lawson hit up her Instagram account recently to sound off on the reopening of non-essential businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Many disagree with the decision of some state officials to reopen non-essential businesses, which Black leaders say is an attack on people of color.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s is catching heat over his decision to reopen some businesses across the state — including barbershops, nail salons and churches — which are common gathering places for Black residents.
“It seems like it’s an attack on us. Those places are all in our community, where we live on top of one another,” said local business owner Mitch Magee. “I have right to be paranoid because our people are dying more than whites.”
Ms. Tina seems to agree.
“I know I’m going to be very candid. I know I’m probably going to get some flak for this, but I don’t really care,” Knowles-Lawson said in a video post. “I find it very strange that the businesses that were opened were nail salons and hair salons.”
“We as black people love to get our hair done. We love to get our feet done. I would like nothing better than to get my rusty feet done right now, because they’re pretty bad,” she added. “But let me tell you what. It’s not worth it, guys. Why would that be the first places that they open?”
Check out her IG post below.
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First message was “it doesn’t affect black people “next thing we know it is more black people dying than anyone . secondly the nail salons and hair salons are open first before anything else , I’ve never heard of such a thing! Wake up and open your eyes people!!! Don’t you find it strange that those would be the first places to open ! really????????? Why Texas. And Atlanta?
If you believe the racist propaganda being pushed by suspected white supremacist health experts, Black people are allegedly dying at much higher rates than white Americans. But how much of this is due to racial bias and negligence?
We’re already starting to hear reports from Black folks with coronavirus symptoms being denied medical treatment. Not to mention it has been confirmed that coroners and medical examiners are being instructed by the CDC to mislabel COVID-19 deaths.
Health officials are inflating the deaths related to COVID-19, while using Blacks as scapegoats (again). They did the same with HIV/AIDS back in the 80s.
But why? This is partly due to the continued race war and social engineering against Blacks.
“Let’s send a message that we are not dumb, we know what time it is,”Knowles-Lawson said. “Protect your mothers, your grandmothers, your family.”
ABC/Ipsos poll: If restrictions were lifted tomorrow, 80% say they are unlikely to go out to public places such as restaurants, movies, churches and sporting events https://t.co/RdonRa4QaT
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) April 24, 2020
Knowles-Lawson’s message comes after she mourned the loss of one of her dearest friends, a healthcare worker, in a heartbreaking post on Instagram.
“I got the saddest news about my old roommate and one of my best friends Sheila Campbell Christian,” she began. “She passed away yesterday! She was so beautiful, so kind and a nurse.”
She added, “She was my maid of honor at my wedding and Beyoncé was her flower girl at her wedding. Losing our healthcare workers who are fighting for our families and us is the saddest thing.”
“These are real people with real families. Sheila has a beautiful daughter Courtney who lost her precious mom,” she explained. “These healthcare workers are dying of this disease. Please take it seriously and stay home if you can.”