I was born on a Sunday morning to a pastor and first lady--
That Sunday evening, my father was at church with a copy of my footprints!
For our entire childhood, my sister and I were in every service, every rehearsal and every meeting.
These church shootings are hard-hitting for me,
simply because that could have been my father.
My father was conducting Bible study at the same time in Brooklyn, NY.
Many of my dearest friends and family were in church services last night
across the nation and across the world.
My heart aches at the loss of these faithful 9.
We know Bible Study always draws a smaller number of members
and they are all the earnest students of the Word... old and young...
Hate crimes against black people is by no means a new phenomenon;
It just had a recent surge of occurrences.
I stand boldly with campaigns that emphasize that
Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter when police officers take them.
Black Lives Matter when fellow black men take them.
Black Lives Matter when random white men take them.
As a church girl, I pray for the protection of my father, my preacher friends, church members, church visitors and future church goers.