This is happening all to often

Once again there is another unarmed black teenager killed at the hands of law enforcement. Once again there are conflicting stories from eye witnesses and law enforcement on what really happened. Once again mothers and fathers are left without answers as to why their child had to be the one taken away. Once again we as a people ask the question why?

These type of situations are happening all too often. Michael Brown lost the right to live. Watching his mother tell the media how hard it was to get him to graduate from high school is heartbreaking. As black people we are all too familar with the blantant and even underlying disrepect we see as a people. It is easy to riot and vandalize but what will that do. I know it is easier for me to say such things since I have never been in the situation of loosing a family as the family of Michael Brown but all the rioting in the world will not bring that loved one back. So what do we do? We play smart. we already know the media will spin the story to sensationalize what they think is important but we as a people need to do the unexpected. Protest but do so peacefully. Ferguson, St. Louis is turning into the riots of the ’60’s. Lets not move back lets move forward!

To the family of Michael Brown, and all those families who have lost their loves ones by the hands of those who have been “trigger happy” my prayers are with you at this time. I hope that the anger and injustice that has been felt will be used in a way that produces real answers because this has to stop.




What happened to the days of having a conversation with someone if you didn’t like something they said or did? Recently, matter of fact over the last several months I have noticed that Twitter (that’s right) has become the platform by which people decide to create drama, argue and even apologize to one another. This method of choice is most commonly used by celebrities. The most recent offender, Justin Bieber. If you haven’t heard already Justin decides to squirt water at a picture of former President Bill Clinton while out with his entourage. Of course such behavior sparked attention and Justin immediately got in contact with the former President to explain his actions. After all was settled Bieber then decided it would be most appropriate to still apologize on Twitter..umm why?

For all those into the social media world (which of course includes myself) Twitter is definitely a tool that can promote positive energy. The average person is allowed a glimpse into over people’s lives through their thoughts, pictures and video. Celebrities definitely take advantage of this feature as their fans definitely feel connected. With all that said why can’t Twitter be used for its intended purpose and not the meeting place for social fighting. How many times have we heard the words “twitter war” or “twitter beef.” I know I’m too old to tweet my aggressions toward another person. Here’s a thought how about not saying anything at all.

                                                                            -The Everyday Chronicles continue…..