The Rose of Black is Sacred music by swo8 Blues Jazz Lyrics by Shelby Courtland

It saddens me to post this but it came to my attention today from our newspaper (The Globe and Mail) that a young black man, 21 year old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. of Hueytown, Alabama, was killed by police on Thursday. 4:17 min.

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8 thoughts on “The Rose of Black is Sacred music by swo8 Blues Jazz Lyrics by Shelby Courtland

    • It’s on page A8 of the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail dated Monday, November 26th, 2018. The title is “Protests erupt after Alabama police admit man killed by officer wasn’t the right person”. You can try to google it.
      Leslie

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  1. Leslie, I thank you for posting this. I read about it last night and hadn’t had time to do anything beyond scream and turn red. I’m just thankful that I don’t have high blood pressure or I would have blown a gasket or something.

    Apparently there was some sort of shooting altercation at a mall in Alabama and this young man, although he was not the shooter, was shot dead by cops who shoot first and ask questions later since they later found out that he was not the shooter. The cops claim that he ‘brandished a weapon’ and so that was enough cause for them to shoot and kill the man, who happens to be the son of a cop. The family has hired Benjamin Crump, a well-known civil rights attorney and they are seeking the release of video cam and body cam because they don’t believe the cops version of what went down. I wouldn’t either. And so, here we go again!

    I guess this song will never “gather dust on a shelf.” I only wish it would.

    Thank you again!

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  2. Reblogged this on shelbycourtland and commented:
    I collaborated with Leslie on this song years ago. It was initially meant to draw attention to the deaths of so many Black people at the hands of cops in America. I was hopeful that things would get better, but I have lost count of how many times Leslie has posted this to mark the death of yet another Black person killed by police who was innocent of any wrongdoing.

    I was sincerely hoping that this song could just gather dust on a shelf, but alas, it would seem that this song is going to continue to gain in popularity since cops are going to continue to shoot and kill Black people, first and sort it all out later. The claim is that there was a Civil Rights Movement. That claim is a lie! We have not moved one single millimeter from square one and it would seem, we never will.

    Apparently, the lives of Black people are NOT sacred as witnessed by the numerous times this song has been posted. And so this song was posted for 21 year old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. of Hueytown, Alabama, was killed by police on Thursday. So much for a “Happy Thanksgiving” for him and Emantic Fitzgerald and his family and friends.

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