This time, Selena Gomez mixed it up, calling upon her fellow musician and activist, Michael Render aka Killer Mike, to take over her Instagram for Black Lives Matter.
Render has been organizing activism efforts since he was 15 years old. I don't know about you, but I certainly was not rallying around activism at 15.
In fact, Render was actually rallying about activism before he even started rapping!
While taking over Gomez's Instagram, Render discussed the importance of being active within your community and changing your community. Changing the narrative around Black lives within the confines of your town is how we are all going to end up making a difference.
I thought about my own town while watching his takeover. I live in a predominantly white town and neighborhood. It would be very easy for my town to say that it doesn't impact us, that it doesn't matter here, but it does.
Fighting in my hometown for those around me to understand the purpose and meaning behind Black Lives Matter is so important because we need to set the tone. It's not enough to say all lives matter because quite simply, all lives don't matter equally right now, and that's a problem.
We need to be active in our communities and create a unified fight because if we don't, I'm scared that Black lives will never truly matter. It takes one person to start the change needed in the conversation around Black lives in your community, and I challenge you to be that one.
I know I am.
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