It wasn't much...just an epic road trip with a few of the guys. 20 years ago, Eric traveled to Washington, D.C. for the first Million Man March. This weekend he returned to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the March. Not much huh? It was enough to make us all envious and proud.
With our nation filled with racial tension and unrest and the majority of our conversations in our home are centered around race, white privilege, and racial injustices, this return journey for Eric was an important moment in all our lives. Our girls are proud to say that their dad thought it was important to be there. I am proud of Eric for taking the time to unite with other black men and stand for the many causes that have come to the forefront of our lives... #justiceorelse #blacklivesmatter #sayhername #icantbreathe #handsupdontshoot
We really wanted to join Eric on this trip, but understood that this was more than just a trip, it was about standing up and standing together as black men. We wanted to experience the love, pride and unity of being amongst thousands of our people, but know that we would have been in the way.
It is important for all of us to pause, take a moment and remember that we as black people are not alone. We did not get to where we are now in our lives alone. Together we are strong, we are mighty and we are beautiful. We must remember to reflect on this often, especially in an America that does not show its love, appreciation and respect for black lives. Eric, put life on pause this weekend to remember this and march for what is right. #justiceorelse.
Hopefully our girls will continue to be social advocates, educate those who are ignorant to racist comments and behaviors and set the record straight with those who believe our lives do not matter and are not worth fighting for. Eric inspires them on a daily basis to be the a voice for themselves and others. He challenges them to speak up and step up and make some noise and some changes around them. His Million Man March trek has refueled us, inspired us and given us new energy to keep moving forward on our own journeys as proud, strong, smart, beautiful black women in America.
Justice or Else