The Times Sandra Bland Spoke Out About Black Lives

It’s been one year since Sandra Bland died in the hands of police custody after being pulled over for failing to signal while changing lanes on July 10, 2015 and arrested by a Texas state trooper. Three days after her arrest, she was found dead in her jail cell. During the traffic stop that led to her arrest and, ultimately, her death Bland repeatedly questioned the decisions of state Trooper Brian Encinia and asserted rights she said Encinia was violating. Unfortunately, no convictions were made in connection with her death.Today, her memory and legacy continues to live on through the #SayHerName campaign and the ongoing fight for justice.

ESSENCE.COM Jul, 13, 2016
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[BLANK_AUDIO] White people. Yes, black people know that all lives matter. But what I need you guys to understand is that being a black person in America is very, very hard. Although you all love to say nobody should see race, people are the reason that racism is still alive, well what kind of people are the reason? Black racists have no power, whereas white racists do. Someone proposed me with the question the other day and I'm a little stuck on it. I was asked was I trying to racially unite or racially insight? Well honestly I feel that My goal is to racially unite. In a lot of ways they are. So, discrimination still goes on and the fact that now they're making laws to openly discriminate against the culture of the LGBT community that says a lot. But just truly think about the fact that civil rights, the fact that they only saw it legally necessary to acknowledge African Americans as citizens, to make that law, only 51 years ago. I will not apologize for it, because at the moment Black lives matter. Specifically to my Chicago lands, hopefully you all are registered to vote and gonna go out there and place your vote. If you do not vote, you do not have a voice. You cannot complain about what's going on if you do not go out there and do your part. On my last video, I did speak on depression and I want you guys to know it's a daily struggle, it is a daily It's a daily test, but I'm here to tell somebody don't let the depression get you down. Do not let it hold you and keep you locked in your spot where you are, because depression is nothing but the devil. [BLANK_AUDIO] With freedom there comes responsibility, and we as a culture, we are responsible for ourselves. We have a job to do. So my kings and queens let's get to work. I'm ready, what about you? Sandy speaks.