Once a week or so I hunt and peck around the net looking to see who if any among the black communities celebrity leadership is contributing to the call for discovery and justice for Ray Robinson.
It is as it has been pretty much an exercise in futility, the proverbial searching for a needle in a haystack, and it completely bewilders me.
Individuals like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are well known to become nearly apoplectic at the mere mention of a word, a “joke” made in bad taste – yet not so much as an acknowledging of Ray’s name.
I wonder if they have ever contacted Ray’s family to offer a word of condolence, or to share a story of the times of marching, protests, and common cause, to offer comfort and some form of assistance?
Sharpton, head of the National Action Network has made the big time as a reporter, interviewer, commentator of PoliticsNation on MSNBC, a major network-seems like a real opportunity to give a shout out to Ray.
Jesse Jackson, one time presidential candidate, informal spiritual advisor to former president Clinton when Bill was caught with his pants down-founder and president of the well known Rainbow Coalition has a son in the Senate who could make a little noise there.
Dexter Scott King heads up the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change that should translate to having the ear of the Congressional Black Caucus-he has also made documentary films, a potential asset in pursuing the truth about Ray.
Two of the four mentioned have the title Reverend affixed to their names, that to me implies what should be a profound interest in truth and justice according to the precepts of their religion.
One thing they all share in common is access-and access is what is needed to bring about a belated but essential resolution to all the questions surrounding the murder of Ray Robinson.
During various times there have been alignments in the civil right movement between the nations and that of the black community as being common victims-it shouldn’t be left to the nations to carry the banner for Ray alone in what is an attempt to help-a little quid pro quid in this effort doesn’t seem too much to ask.
I wonder when, if ever Russell, Crow Dog, etal will produce a video “update” about Ray-when they will add their voices to others in calling for justice for Ray and his family. Anyone think Banks will head up a walk for this?
Ive included the below link as video commentary about the manner in which some treat humans much the same as they do animals-it is interspiced with clips of the suffering inflicted on both humans and animals-a common thread of execution and being bound with chains.
I would warn one and all that it is graphic in nature but if viewed in it’s entirety should leave a profound impression. If anyone needs a wake up call this ought to be it, and a shout out to stonefeather of wordpress for providing the link.