I hear ya my sista. And I agree with you that there are not enough protesting....but! Sharpton is NOT that old. He is still breathing. As a matter of fact he is a young man compared to elderly folks who risked their lives during the civil rights movement to make a change.
You are probably right my sista there isn't adequate press coverage...but! Sharpton, Jackson and others KNOW folks. They have been around long enough to have a list of folks with influence, money and power. To me it seems that they are PICKING AND CHOOSING what they wanna protest-I still stand by that. However...it is a new day. We have high technology and various ways to get the word out, There is no need to always hit the pavement to ignite change. The President's campaign in 2008 proved that.
And you are correct again....there should be a Million Man Save our People March against black on black crime....that's all I'm saying. And the waters really shouldn't get murky[I like that murky water metaphor] in doing this ...cuz really what are we living for if not for our FAMILIES and their future? If those in the past were complex regarding the murkiness of slavery[whether or not they were 3/5 humans and not capable of behaving like humans in massa's eyes].....then we would be like those in the middle east begging to get out of the dark ages. But! The slaves here kept going and going and going and going until the rock of bondage broke into the pebbles of freedom. Today, this instant-I-want-it-now-culture has MADE blackfolks lazy. We as black people know the power of the vote [that many of us died for]...that's how we now have a black president. To me, many are acting like zombies walking around unaware supposedly with full potential to make change....but! Won't cuz they are sleep walking through life. Until there is something sensationalized and then they wake up and get all insulted and wanna demonstrate. Well...I'm insulted cuz it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realized that we are as deep in the murky water as we were when we were slaves. The only difference is: we can vote and have civil rights. But really....what are we doing with it? And really I don't expect the same civil rights leader to continue to carry the torch...I just expect them to pass it. But! The question is....pass it to whom? But!