Father and Son

What do you say to your children about George Floyd?

6 Tips For Dads on Having “The Talk”

As an African American dad raising two sons, protecting my boys meant having “The Talk” with them almost as soon as they could walk and chew gum. Now everyone in the Black community knows that “The Talk” means telling our kids, especially our Black boys, the rules to follow when (not if) they are pulled over by a police officer.

We Need More L.O.V.E.

When I wrote the lyrics “I Can’t breathe / can’t bare to see no more” it was a poetic throwback to the racist murder of #ericgarner at the hands of police officers years ago. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS did I think I’d be singing #ICantBreathe again about another racist murder of an unarmed African American man by police officers happening in the same way. Still I say LOVE has to be the way we get thru it all. LOVE #georgefloyd ‘s life enough to demand justice. LOVE ourselves enough to resist hate while fighting for change. LOVE one another enough to pray. LOVE never fails.

Posted by Carl Brister on Thursday, May 28, 2020