*Black lives DON’T matter, depending on who you ask! For decades politicians in Jackson, Mississippi don’t believe Black people matter. If they did the water treatment plant that serves the greater Jackson area would not have been allowed to deteriorate to the point of failure.
Cops at the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department don’t believe Black people matter. If they did they would stop shooting unarmed Black men first, then asking questions later.
Poet Maya Angelou said it best: When people show you who they are, believe them. The question becomes “What are we going to do about it?”
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Steffanie Rivers is a freelance journalist living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Email her at info@SteffanieRivers.com with your comments, questions and speaking inquiries. Follow her @tcbstef on Instagram and Twitter.