The murders of two black men and five Dallas police officers have left me with a heavy heart.

For one minute take away your hate, your position on guns, your fear, your racism, your politics and feel the grief of mothers and children.

Try to really imagine yourself getting that phone call, waking up day after day to a new and unfathomable loss and what it says about our country.

Hear Lavisha Diamond’s four year-old daughter consoling her mother after the shooting death of Philando Castile:

“Mommy, don’t worry. I’m here with you.”

Read this New York Times Op-Ed piece by Michael Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden:


Hear Dallas Police Chief David Brown: “We’re hurting.”

I could go on. And on. And on. And on.
Newtown, Orlando, San Bernadino, Virginia Tech, Aurora and the thousands and thousands of individual, senseless deaths that leave families, mothers, wives, husbands, children forever bereaved and without a treasured loved one.
And on. And on. And on.

Your silence means acceptance, assent. Speak up. Now. And every time you witness hate and divisiveness.