Below are a few links to black people speaking in the wake of the two police shootings this week of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well as the sniper attacks on Dallas police officers guarding peaceful protesters exercising their First Amendment rights. Listening to these people is especially helpful for me out of the many listened to this week.
Nakia Jones: Police Officer and Mother, Facebook video
Trevor Noah: The Daily Show, You Can Be Pro-Cop and Pro-Black
Queen Latifah: Musician, Actress, "Black Wherever I Go...I'm Also the Daughter of a Cop, Sister of a Cop, Cousin of a Cop, Niece of Cops
As a white, Christian pastor, wife, and mother, my heart goes out first and foremost to everyone who lost people they love this week - black, white, and blue. The shock and grief is unimaginable. At the same time, my mind is challenged by the complexity of the problems needing solutions. I'm open to being a part of the solutions.