By Shayler Richmond
The Black community is all of us!!!
Black Trans women are the Black community!
Every Black person regardless of how they identify is a member of the Black community!
Stacy Dash is a member of the Black community!
Omarosa is a member of the Black community!
You can insert the name of any Black person you may feel has let us down.
We must take accountability for the people who fall short, and we must take responsibility for all Black identities pushed to the margins by colorism, homophobia and any other form of hate.
When we center the Black experience, when we emphasize the value of Black lives, we must include every Black life.
The Black community is all of us.
The Black community is accountable for our shortcomings. Black pride doesn't shield us from Black detriment. We are responsible for building our community up and holding all accountable for doing their part!
We are responsible for strengthening our community! We are responsible for educating our community! We are responsible for healing our community from the inside out!
Whitney Houston’s death is on us!
Black men killing Black trans women is on us!
Black parents subjecting their children to childhoods they have to heal from is on us!
Us dismissing toxic patterns as tradition is on us!
The Black Community is all of us.