I haven't blogged in a long time. Mainly because I've been extremely detached from it. I hope all of you BabyKayKs are following my various social media accounts (links in header), you can always connect with me there as well. Another reason for the absence of any new content is that Im trying to steer the attention mainly to the show. It's a lot of work, but Im enjoying it and I hope you are too. The first two episodes are done and on here for you to check out.
Today's post was promised to a Facebook friend last night. I tuned in with many people around the world to hear what our President had to say about the recent and tragic events impacting our nation. The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being the unfortunate catalysts for the discussion this time around.
President Obama was his normal chill self, answering questions from those most impacted by the deaths of those two men- their family members. He also answered questions from law enforcement, and others who have come into the spotlight following these events.
Its worth mentioning that many people didn't agree with this Town Hall as it happened. The hashtag #ABCDontSpeakForMe could be found floating around social media outlets just before the town hall aired. Many were insulted by the apparent silencing of Erica Garner (activist and daughter of Eric Garner who was killed by Police in 2014). You can check Erica's timeline for her account of exactly what happened: Erica Garner on Twitter. My heart goes out to Erica still. I can't imagine what she endures day to day. Its also unfortunate that these things happened on the anniversary of her father's death.
I want you guys to understand something regarding this type of programming.. Every time we have these Town Halls I am reminded of how easily mislead our society can be. Barack Obama is the President of the United States. There is only so much that he can do for you. We need reform on the ground level. We need to have these town halls with the Police chief, Police men and women, our judges and lawyers. Until we really start that open dialogue in our communities nothing will change. You can view the full show below.