SLAM Particular Situation: A Letter From Visitor Editor Carmelo Anthony

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Led by Visitor Editor Carmelo Anthony, SLAM’s new journal focuses on social justice and activism as seen by way of the lens of basketball. 100 % of proceeds will probably be donated to charities supporting points impacting the Black neighborhood. Seize your copy right here.

First and Foremost. Giving All Reward And Honor to the MOST HIGH.

“Please don’t let me die.”—Kimani Grey, 16

I CAN’T BREATHE! I STILL CAN’T BREATHE! MY ARMS ARE UP SIR! What did I do? Are you able to please inform me what I’ve achieved?

Will you ever take your knee off our necks? Is it as a result of I’m Black? Does that scare you? Am I intimidating? What’s it? WHAT IS IT?

You realize what: ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

“The darkish brown shades of my pores and skin solely add colour to my tears.”—Syl Johnson

I assumed by now these partitions would have fallen! You’ve most likely thought the identical factor to your self as we look forward to issues to alter. It’s referred to as the making of a person which is what the MOST HIGH is doing with our lives. The method is oh so candy and bitter on the similar time! It’s all a part of non secular delivery. Now again to the partitions!

We’re in control of the shaking that appears to go on each round us and in our lives. What we as soon as trusted in appears to crumble. Because the Bible says, every little thing that may be shaken shall be shaken, “in order that what can’t be shaken might stay.”

Pause and take into consideration that.

The shaking in our lives causes us to see the HATRED fall by the wayside, and what issues most remains to be standing!

“I imagine that there’ll finally be a conflict between the oppressed and people who do the oppressing. I imagine that there will probably be a conflict between those that need freedom, justice and equality for everybody and people who wish to proceed the programs of exploitation.”—Malcolm X

The thoughts will be the best manipulator if we don’t harness the facility inside to redirect our power towards progress.

You might be judged on the way you maintain from ache and redirect that damaging power into energy, and that’s between you and the Most Excessive!

I need you to know that I don’t simply converse for myself. I converse for all of us.

We’ve to maintain on pushing. We’ll proceed to make progress. We try so rattling laborious. We will’t cease now.

Don’t lose focus. Don’t lose sight of why we’re on this battle.

Peace,

Carmelo Anthony, Visitor Editor-in-Chief

100 % of proceeds from SLAM’s new difficulty will probably be donated to charities supporting points impacting the Black neighborhood. Seize your copy right here.

Picture by Atiba Jefferson.

Video: Imaginative and prescient by @coodierock, @chikeozah. Visuals by @oddsensestudios.
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