*Today (04-07-16) on News One Now, Roland Martin and Black Lives Matter Activists talked about former NFL Player Ray Lewis’ Facebook rant concerning the activism efforts of #Black Lives Matter within the Black community.
As you see above, Lewis blasted the Black Lives Matter activists for allegedly not standing up against Black on Black crimes committed in the Black communities in inner cities.
The video with over 2 million views, sparked a fact-checking conversation among the panelists which included Black Lives Matter Activists Tamika Mallory and Dr. Melina Abdullah.
Black Lives Matter Coordinator, Tamika Mallory said, “The question that I have, before you speak out against What is Black Lives Matter doing, you should first ask yourself what is Ray Lewis doing? How much have you been supportive of those of us who are on the ground and can’t necessarily get funding or jobs into communities as you have stated. There are many ills in the communities that create this environment where violence exists, not just in Chicago, but in Brooklyn and the city in which I live and in cities all around the country. And so it is easy to make blanket statements and it seems he wanted to show people that he was learning how to preach. He should not have spoken. As a matter of fact, I agree that more people need to care. But caring is not all we need. We need people to do the work. So I would say to Ray Lewis that he should be organizing his athlete buddies to show up and get involved and help these organizations do the work.”
Watch the response to Ray Lewis’ rant”:
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