I mess with Toure, I follow his stories, think he’s very insightful, and a great reporter. Honestly I do have a problem with him coming at Piers Morgan the way he did. I’m all for challenging other people. I do it all the time and other people do it to me, that’s the only way we can become better. But I have two quick things to say
1) Here and now isn’t the time to do be doing this, it’s so many other more important things to focus on right now.
2) Since it did happen, I do agree with Toure, Piers let Robert Zimmerman off the hook with a lot and I have a serious problem with how passionate and amped up Morgan was tonight as opposed to how he was acting last night.
that’s all I got. I’m just saying lets focus on what’s really important. .
No one won tonight because I truly believe they both forgot who this is really about: Trayvon Martin.
I’ll stop reblogging this when change is real. I’ll stop reblogging this when WE are heard for OURSELVES. I’ll stop reblogging this when real issues get the SAME amount of attention as something some celebrity allegedly (or actually) said that has ALREADY been said 100 times before. This has been said 100 times before, but when are YOU going to listen?!?!
Here’s the quote I read in the beginning
“Words have power. If we don’t tell our own stories, then the historical ‘gaps,’ the ‘silences’ become ripe for someone else’s lies, distortions, half-truths.” -Jewell Parker Rhodes, Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors