Death must not be allowed to overshadow life.
Death has a habit of getting the attention that a person living would actually die for. I have seen more people attending vigil’s than graduations. I have seen more people attending more funerals than birthday parties, as if it’s more about the living being seen than those that are deceased.
This month we all watched as our loved ones advanced to their next levels in life and education. The social media posts were so beautiful, all while the usual murder occurred, one after the next. There was even a sheriff related killing at the Lakefront and suddenly our post immediately began to change.
Our celebrations must not be allowed to end we must not only hope but encourage our graduates to push forward. They must push towards our futures and their futures, that it be so much better.
I will always acknowledge those that came before us and those who left before us, especially those who contributed to life by sacrificing theirs for others.
I will also always acknowledge those who’s missions were to assure others had their needs.
We as a people, must embrace and protect life. We must respect ourselves so as to be able to respect others. We must not fear death, but stop accepting it as our only way of finding peace.
Remain Safe Milwaukee. I will see you at Juneteenth
Torre M Johnson Sr./ President Of XMEN UNITED LLC