R.I.P Darius Simmons


Open Season on Black lives across this nation not only continues, but seems to be getting worse and worse by the numbers. Some of those murders were done by the hands of those who are supposed to “serve and protect”. Some are killed by others who look like them at high rates. And then, there are those who are murdered by those of much lighter complexions. It seems that living in this country for a Black person carries a possible death sentence, and the executor can be someone next door or someone carrying a badge.

The latest casualty is 13 year-old Darius Simmons, an unarmed black male who was gunned down by his 75 year-old neighbor John Henry Spooner, a White male in front of his mother. Black Youth Project has more on this tragedy:

“Darius Simmons was by all accounts a good kid. The fun loving 6th grader was…

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