"He died in a room not his own, being cared for by people dressed in confusing and frightening ways. He died with covid-19, and his final days were harder, scarier and lonelier than necessary. He was not surrounded by friends and family."
Keiajah "Kj" Brooks warned the Board that she wasn't nice, she wasn't there to be liked, and she was "not here begging anything of soulless white folks and self-preserving Black folks," before she verbally destroyed each one of them.
Sybrina Fulton, who knows all too well the pain of losing someone because of the color of his skin and the lack of accountability for his murderer, spoke powerfully about how to channel grief and fury over the senseless killing of Breonna Taylor and other Black lives.
Black Lives Matters protesters in Portland will see counter protests from Right Wing extremist groups Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys, who say they don't condone violence, but will use it "if they have to." Riiiight.