(www.TheSingleMomClub.com) – The past two months have been unbearable for parents trying to find the words to explain to their kids why so many Black kids are being murdered by the police.
If your family is like mine, you may participate in events like “National Night Out” or other events that bring the police and community together. There are some good cops in the world, but when good cops sit back allow bad cops to ruin the public’s trust it’s hard to know if silence is the same as actually pulling the trigger. As you struggle to find the words to comfort your children – white, Black or purple – it’s going to be hard to get them to understand that the people who are supposed to protect and serve may be serving their own agenda. Here’s a song that brings some of the nation’s raw emotions to the surface. Maybe after your kids here this song – although there are some strong language and cursing – may get your kids talking about their feelings.
The Game stands up to intolerance and racism on the Ferguson anthem “Don’t Shoot,” dedicated to the memory of Mike Brown. The Compton MC brings together the hip-hop community including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT.
The protest song includes powerful verses and a call to action: “Time to take a stand and save our future like we all got shot.”
Game explained how the collaboration came together. “I managed to get everyone on fairly easy, simply because we have hearts,” he said. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that’s racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting the Justice for Mike Brown charity.
Listen to them join together for justice.