By the time this post goes out, the burial of Sean Taylor will have taken place. The Washington Redskins football player was killed last week when criminals broke into his Florida home. It has been confirmed that Taylor was killed protecting his girlfriend and daughter with a machette. He was shot in the leg where the bullet cut an artery and he died in the hospital later that day. Another Black male who was coming into manhood cut down. Another woman loses her soulmate and another child will grow up without knowing her her father.
There are many things that people have said in the media and blogs. What About Our Daughters has a particularly insightful commentary about this and the effect in our communities and the image of celebrity in today's post. I could go on myself but I don't have the heart to. All I will do is wish the family and friends of Sean Taylor all of my prayers.
Let us use this unfortunate event to rally against this thug, "no snitching" and keep it real mentality. To let our young ones know that being successful does not mean acting like a thug and embracing crime and criminal images. To let them know that being successful is being a good, productive citizen who helps their loved ones as well as others. We have to do something about this, all of us. In every home, school, church, town and city. All of us must get involved for the sake of our communities.
Well, that's all for now. Let's all work to make this world better.
Mr. Shadow signing off.