Forget Ferguson, Mo.: What about your town or city in the United States?

benchThat right, I said it … Forget Ferguson. Stop focusing on Michael Brown for he is dead. The death of this one son saddens me to the very depths of my soul. The harsh reality is we can do no thing for Michael Brown. He is dead. The harsh reality is we can do no thing for the town of Ferguson, if we do not live in the town of Ferguson. For our rights and our duty are limited to the place where we reside. Our legal residence … as in the place listed on our drivers licence and or passport.

That right, I said it … Forget Ferguson. Stop focusing on the dead and focus on the living. Focus on the BMW’s (Black Men Walking) in your town. Focus on the Black Men Walking in your city. Focus on the Black Men Walking in your community. Focus on the Black Men Walking in and out of your church. Focus on the Black Men Walking in and out of your one life. Do you know them? Do you really know them? If two Black Men Walking stood before you which one is Cain and which one is Able? Or are both men Cain or Able? If two Black Men Walking stood before you which one is Jacob and which one is Esau? If two Black Men Walking stood before you which one is James and which one is John? If two Black Men Walking stood before you which one is Moses and which one is Aaron?

versebenchMuch redirection is in the mist for my son Elijah (15), who is much like Esau. We noticed these character traits in him earlier this year. And, now this BMW is cooking his own food … after some deep Genesis Bible Study. That right, I said it … Forget Ferguson. Stop focusing on the dead and focus on the living in your home, church and community.  

Forget Ferguson. What are the stats in your town? What do you know about the Police Department in your town? Do the demographics represent the community? What is the racial mix of police officers in your town?

Because we live in the college town of MTSU, we have two police departments. One for MTSU, which is about 30,000 students and one for the city of Murfreesboro. This is a little known fact to new residents and transparent to most residents not living close to campus. We, however live only, a few blocks from the MTSU campus. 

Forget Ferguson.

Forgive whoever and whatever holds you captive.

We live and love in a divided world and Ferguson is our current wake up call to love all like Jesus. The question remains the same … What about your town or city in these United of States?

Forget Ferguson.

What about you and Black Men Walking in your town or city in the United States?

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