As many Detroiters already know, our murder rate is at an all time high in 2012 so far. Many are taking to the streets to re-claim our culture-rich neighborhoods from the prevalent gang infested blocks that take innocent lives away with violence.
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We had an absolutely inspiring and amazing time on Sunday September 9th 2012, walking down Vernor St. in Southwest Detroit, a traditionally parade route.
We turned heads with our chants of peace and protests of resolution to the community. There were tons of supporters and in Clark Park at the end, we had an uplifting and warm experience as we grieved and celebrated the lives of our fallen loved ones.
Rosie was one of many community members who have been slain to violence and as a single voice, we decided that enough is enough. We’re taking back our streets.
BUT, the important thing to remember is to put your words to work. Actions will support the movement, not postings or LIKES or photos posted on walls. So take with you today our message of peace and unity. Respect one another and always speak up for the less fortunate. In times of need, would you want someone to help you? Or continue walking on by as if you are none of their business.
Think about it. And join Southwest Detroit Pride in their efforts!
Purple tee’s marching for Rosie <3<3<3