Yesha Callahan

Peggy Hubbard’s Facebook Critique of #BlackLivesMatter Goes Viral

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“A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered.”

Last week, Peggy Hubbard, a black grandmother, posted a video on Facebook venting her frustration with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and BLM protesters.

Hubbard, a U.S. Navy veteran and Ferguson native posted her Facebook rant after she learned about the death of nine-year old Jamyla Bolden who was shot while studying on her bed. In the video, Hubbard vents that the Black Lives Matters protesters should be protesting black-on-black crime instead of protesting for “thugs” and police brutality.

‘Last night, who do you think they protested for? The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality?‘A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.’

‘You’re hollering this ‘black lives matter’ bullshit. It don’t matter. You’re killing each other. White people don’t care … You’re shooting at the police. They drop your ass. ‘Oh, he died due to police brutality.’ 327 homicides later y’all want to holler police brutality? Black people, you’re a fucking joke. You’re tearing up communities over thugs and criminals.’

Check out the video below. Content warning: The language in this video is very strong and contains repeated profanities.

Hubbard posted a follow-up post detailing the feedback she received after her video went viral. She also posted another video apologizing for her language in her viral video.

Good Morning! Look, I don't pretend to have all the answers on whats wrong with the black community. I am just Peggy. I…

Posted by Peggy Hubbard on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Say what you need to say.

Posted by Peggy Hubbard on Saturday, August 22, 2015

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  1. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Peggy brings up a great point. BLM shouldn’t just stop at policing the police. It needs to branch out to policing the hood too. After all is said & done, even if we eliminate all police brutality, we’ll still be dying at alarming rates, so we need to address all brutality against black folks.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      How do you propose we do that? Can we bring jobs and economic improvement to the inner city where most BOB crime occurs? Can we force companies to headquarter in neighborhoods as opposed to settling in the suburbs or shipping jobs overseas? Can we work to improve schools and dropout rates? Can we stem the tide of single female heads of households? The issues are complex and there’s no easy solution but little can be gained by attacking those who, rather than sit at home and watch television or play video games decide that enough is enough and decide that police brutality is a real issue and cannot be ignored. Cops kill us knowing that there will be no real consequence because the system backs them right or wrong. Black crime is addressed on a daily basis. How do you think most criminals are caught? Their friends, families and neighbors tell on them. And when they are caught most pay a price like prison while cops usually get away Scott free.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Darryl Hines

        Darryl Hines, this is the best exposition of the issues at hand that I’ve read regarding Peggy on several threads on different sites. Curing violence within the community has to do with dealing with economic factors over which the community has little control. It is less a cultural issue than an economic one.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Akemata

          No one has to be violent to get by. There are millions of non-violent poor black folks who pull up their bootstraps everyday despite the horrible economic conditions in our community. I’m not here for any “poverty made me do it” justifications of why an young black bystander was killed.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Me

            There are many factors at play. In addition, the disproportionate murder rate in poor communities is driven by the influx of guns into the community. However, I still believe more economic opportunity would lessen crime overall.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Akemata

              Giving more people economic opportunity, ending the illegal gun trade, and creating real community investment (excluding gentrification and massive austerity measures) will definitely decrease the crime rate.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Akemata

              I heard drug dealers (the real ones, not the petty crime folks) make anywhere from $10k-30k a day. I don’t see economic opportunities changing that any time soon.

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @Me

                You see, Me. Herein lies the problem. If we really wanted to stop the “war on drugs,” then the U.S. would target those high-level providers of these drugs instead of street-level dealers.

                • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                  @Noirluv45

                  I totally agree on this. I feel the same way about sex crimes. They target the girls and women who are victims in a lot of cases instead of going after the pimps and johns. Most times petty offenders are victims themselves because someone else is really calling the shots.

                  • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                    @Me

                    They sure do!

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Darryl Hines

        The same way we’ve been tackling police brutality. March. Protest. There have been several specials lately about women reclaiming their streets with weekly prayer marches, ramping up the number of black folks that join neighborhood watch, partnering with the police. Don’t act like stopping violence in our communities is impossible. If we can be outraged about outside threats, we can be outraged about inside threats too.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Me

          Also, I read where many of the old school Black Panthers did those precise actions in fighting oppression too (along with setting up grassroots community programs like health care services, breakfast servcies for children, etc.)

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            Absolutely. I think folks get so caught up in blame games & either/or situations that we act like we can’t accomplish more than one task at a time. It’s perfectly justifiable for this grandma to be upset at the lack of attention being placed on non-police deaths. That child’s life matters too, so we shouldn’t be sitting around acting like there’s nothing we can do about bringing down black crime rates.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Me

              Exactly. Our situation is multifaceted. White racists will always lie and obsess with crimes (as a way to promote the myth that black people have a genetic predisposition for crime). They will act what they are. They are anti-black liars. What matters is about solutions. It is important to mention that black crime rates nationwide have declined since the 1980’s. To be fair, many BLM members have talked about intraracial crime, but the child’s life matters. People can both stand up for black lives and also realize that not every black person in poor communities is a criminal at the same time. I’m more angry at crooked cops killing our people than a hurting, frustrated grandmother. We can both stand up for the victims of crime and realize that we have a crisis of terrorist cops killing our people simultaneously.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            That’s what I’m saying. We have always been active in our communities.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Me

          It seems that marching and protesting isn’t working against police brutality because everyday there seems to be a new case. It’s so tiring, Me.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            I wouldn’t say it’s not working. I think all the attention will lead to solutions but those simulations won’t be immediate or come in one lump sum. I think there is value in bringing evil to light even if justice is slow.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Me

              Well, I guess time will tell. With that, how many more lost lives will we have to endure before real change comes.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      Well, how about every community police their own crime? Drug abuse is rampant in White communities whether affluent or poor. Blacks aren’t the only ones committing crime. This is what bothers me about the BOB crime narrative. It’s as if crime only happens in our neighborhoods when crime in every low socio-economic neighborhood is prevalent.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        Whites experience drug abuse higher than black people in America, yet our people are sentenced in higher rates than whites (for drug offenses). Even Republicans know that the War on Drugs must end and alternatives must exist. More and more people have talked about community policing.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Yep, yep and yep again, Truth. Isn’t it ironic that drug abuse doesn’t have a collective White face put to it.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            The crack/cocaine rules definitely harmed our people. These rules started in the 1980’s. We are always made the scapegoats for this nation’s problems. They (we know who the “they” are) always put our faces on something negative while ignoring the tons of black people who are doing the right thing.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              Yes, I remember when the “drug war” began. In fact, when my sister and I talk about the good ole days, we refer to them as “pre-crack” or “post-crack.”

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        I get what you’re saying about the BOB narrative, and I’m in the same boat. I think folks like to throw that as a “response” to police brutality protests. But I don’t think that’s what is striking this woman. At least for me, I feel like we should all be showing compassion for all of our fallen neighbors no matter who the criminal is. And to that end, I’m saying there should be room in BLM to also bring light to the folks that are ruining our neighborhoods. Not to appease white folks & their stereotypes of what our biggest problem is according to them. Just for the sake of saying hey… this movement is about valuing black lives, so let’s value these black lives too and do something about that problem as well.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Me

          I understand fully what you mean, Me, and I also believe we should have compassion for the fallen among us as well, but I don’t think every movement can cover every issue. Fighting police brutality is their mission, and to me, that’s what they should pursue. I’m sure they care about innocent Black people killed, but I don’t fault them for following their calling.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Me

      That is like yelling profanity at Sickle Cell groups for not working on Breast Cancer. Silly. Both are working. Both are valid. I would hope that she worries about the work that she does or doesn’t do. Why yell profanity at the people who are working because the media doesn’t cover them?

  2. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    First, this is a grieving grandmother. She deserves prayers and condolences for her suffering. The truth is that both police brutality and black on black violence must be all condemned. Any form of oppression and murder is evil and they must be repudiated. Any social movement must be comprehensive in strategies and outlook. We should fight for our black lies and any criminal (regard if that criminal wears a badge or not) must be held accountable.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      I guess I missed the part that says she is grieving. As I understand it she was simply commenting and showing her frustration about the death of a little nine year old girl. I don’t believe the little girl was her granddaughter.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Darryl Hines

        She is a black grandmother. She is not related to the nine year old girl. Thank you for the correction. I do believe that she is expressing frustration and I sympathize with her frustration. Likewise, black people collectively should never be scapegoated for the problems in this country.

  3. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Crime is a part of daily life. People kill the people they are in a community with. There is no black on black crime. There’s just crime. That little girl died and if the people in the community are good they will find the killer and he will be jailed. The police killing us as of now have no consequences. They kill and get paid after and go about life. I get grief but people who say things like this irk me to end of the earth.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Rocky

      People who say this shit also play into the white narrative about “black on black” crime as though it were something specific to Black people as opposed to the fact that crime is for the most part intraracial (thanks segregation) and for the most part people are victims of crimes perpetrated by those who look like them. The people who commit these crimes are not generally allowed to go about their business as though nothing happened.

      Meanwhile police, as agents of the state, are killing people under color of authority and are getting away with it. We expect people who commit crimes to be sought after, caught, and tried. When they are barely investigated, allowed to get away with these crimes, and then released back into the community they’ve committed their crimes in with the same authority over life and death they’ve been abusing to begin with, that’s a problem. Those with power given to them to act on the behalf of the state should be held to a higher standard not a lesser one.

      I understand that the murder of this child is so very, very tragic, but it’s not one that was done at the hands of a state actor which is what BLM has concentrated on.

      Furthermore, to yell at BLM is to act as though there aren’t groups who are trying to combat the crimes committed by regular folk. The groups exist, they may not get the same coverage in the media but they do exist.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Rocky

      Exactly… Black on black crime, a phenomena unique to us it seems. (rolling my eyes). Furthermore I guess she just wishes to ignore the fact that not everyone brutalized or killed by police is a “thug” or criminal, that punishments should fit the crime as per their established legal system, that police officers cannot be held to the same standard as lay community members and that resolving the issues, at least those which can be dealt with, that give rise to this type of violence, will take time, but regardless will not influence how we are treated. None of this is new. When we were building successful communities, it didn’t stop them then. People have been marching and protesting for ages, that it has now taken on an identifiable form does not mean it’s new, does not mean that there aren’t those of us working to do whatever we can to see change in our communities no matter what the media spins or chooses to display? Her rant will get her 15 minutes of fame. What I see in it is her more than likely unintentional acknowledgement of the fact that the shit is screwed up on both fronts. “Black lives matter”, their mission is to do what they can to better things on one of those fronts. Since those who helped screw us up on the other front don’t care, it’s left to all of us, including her, to do what we can on the other front. Needless to say, I doubt she knows anything about some of these activists, quite a few of whom are fighting on both fronts.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Nicole

        well said!

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Rocky

      This is so true. I believe crime stat show that 93% of homicides involving black people as victims are committed by blacks and 88% of white homicides are by other whites.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Darryl Hines

        Right! Most crimes are committed by people of the same race, so I the BOB crime focus is simply a smoke screen.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Rocky

      Agreed!

  4. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Nothing wrong with what she said. Im so sick of this nonchalant ,”ish happens”, attitude whenever a black person kills another black person.

  5. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    I can’t really be angry with her

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Mary, I can be angry at her simply because she called unarmed victims of police brutality thugs. This is problematic to me. While I’m saddened at the death of her innocent grandbaby, I also am upset that she’s a pawn to divert attention away from the reason the BLM began in the first place. Also, she’s spewing the same rhetoric White folks use in order to justify the slaughter of Blacks. In fact, if you go to her FB page, they are singing her praised. Surprise, surprise.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        Scapegoating black people for the crimes of police terrorism is a pastime of white racists.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          YES!!!!

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        The Issues in our communities are complex with no easy answers. She is frustrated

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          I feel you. She is hurt.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          Mary, I don’t know. There’s something fishy about this woman. I think she’s a front because the BLM is making strides. I think she’s a part of the police department because of some of the comments I read on her FB page. She’s relishing in the glory, Mary.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            Also, I read the platform of the Zero Campaign, which the BLM has made great policies on address police terrorism.

            Also, another point is to be made. You know what I’m going to type next. 🙂 The BLM is young. For a movement so young to cause such an impact in America is very historical. Even after a little over 2 years of its existence, they have forced some candidates for President to address racial justice matters.Right now, some of their members have been monitored by the FBI, the DHS, and the NYPD. So, these Brothers and Sisters from the BLM are the real deal.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              Truth, that’s why they are being attacked so badly. They are making progress, and some folks, Black and White, are uncomfortable with Blacks making noise. As long as we passively march and stay within the confines of being good Negroes, everyone’s comfortable, but let us unify…it gets people very nervous and that includes many Blacks as well.

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                One thought came to my mind. One word makes them or the haters angry. It’s a powerful word. It is the word Black. when BLM members talk about Black liberation, some folks want to attack them as racist and separatist when I don’t see these same haters condemn Chinatown, Oktoberfest, or Cinco de Mayo. They want to condemn our institutions, because they are afraid of an unified, powerful, and relentless black unified infrastructure that want true liberation in the world. Unity is part of strength as you have mentioned.

                • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                  @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                  Precisely, Truth! We are a threat to the world as they know it. What we do and what we say stings them to their very core. They hate and fear our unity and have been trying to divide and conquer tactic ever since we stepped on American soil.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            Dang, that’s sick. Sell your people out.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Mary Burrell

              Sigh. It’s extremely sick. People have been known to be punished for being a traitor.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        It’s important to be careful about going using social media to vent. Especially knowing how it can be used by the detractors of our community. I feel she should maybe find another outlet to channel her anger. We have to be careful that the racist don’t use us against each other

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          Exactly. Great point.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          Exactly! Girl, those Whites folks are singing her praises galore too, Mary!

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            That’s so sad.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              It truly is, but it’s not surprising to me, Truth.

  6. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    No surprise that it went viral. This is exactly the type of shit white people have been saying to dismiss what BLM is doing.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Reina Benoir

      Her’s is a “Tom” or “Stephen” move. STFU.

  7. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Right. Too many Black Americans do not open their mouths until something happens to them! She goes after the BLM movement. Go after the CBC. They’ve been collectively sitting on their bums for 50 years unable or unwilling to swing votes that protects the interests of Black Americans… for example the Voting Rights Act was gutted (albeit by the Supreme Court) but it should not have gotten that far. Gutting the Voting Rights Act should have never been a consideration. The CBC is as useless as Black Adults who clearly cannot protect their children. Too late to cry now. Blame yourself for keeping quiet and exacerbating the problem.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @TivoliEclipse

      Maybe you should do a little more research. There are plenty of black organization who are getting out there to fight against the violence that takes place. I lived near Detroit and all I see are groups a lot from church making efforts to make their neighborhood safe. Why? They have children despite what you think they are making it effort to protect their child. I don’t know too many mothers who enjoy having their child live in danger. Mainstream news doesn’t cover this. Why? It simply doesn’t add to their ratings. Only hate, murder, and controversy get people to pay attention. Fox, CBS, and CNN aren’t going to mention the positive efforts people are making because the goal is too keep the division.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Jessica

        Clearly, you haven’t done enough.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Jessica

        So, don’t pat them on their backs. Frankly, the only success we can point to is their children hate themselves and each other. Members of the BLM don’t appear to have that affliction.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Jessica

        Don’t blame the BLM.

  8. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    What really irritates me about people who keep screaming, “What are Blacks doing about Black-on-Black crime?” is this: 1. There are countless people, many whom we’ve never heard of because mainstream media does not make a habit of bringing these people to the world’s attention because of the tired “Blacks don’t protest crime in their neighborhood” narrative. 2. Many of us are too lazy to research or ask ourselves what Blacks are doing in their particular crime-ridden neighborhood to stop its manifestation. 3. Many of us don’t have a clue as to what Black Americans are doing, so we assume we know, yet never inquire. Why is that? 4. If a criminal commits a crime and is found guilty, they pay for their sins. When cops routinely kill unarmed men, women, and children, THEY DO NOT suffer consequences for their sins, THUS, the reason for the BLM movement. Their primary focus is police brutality, and if they lady understood that, she might’ve had a clearer picture before ranting and raving. BTW, I understand her frustration as her innocent beautiful grandbaby was murdered for no reason whatsoever. My question is, “What is SHE doing to curb ‘Black-on-Black” crime?

    Are Blacks the only group committing crimes against one another? No, we aren’t so why isn’t any other group living in crime-ridden areas questioned as to what they are doing and why they are silent?

    Anyway, this is just another diversion. She was probably put up to it. I think the BLM movement is making strides; therefore, the attacks are flying their way. I support them 100%.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      The BLM movement has been monitored by the DHS and the NYPD, so they are a real threat to the establishment.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        Yes they are!

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      You are correct about msg not showing the people in the community who are fighting BOB crime,they are racist and tell the story they want the world to see. The main stream media is complicit in this as well.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Mary, the MSM is the devil. They rule the minds of the weak masses.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Noirluv45

          I guess that’s why they are coming for Shaun King.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Mary Burrell

            Uh huh! Can’t you see the writing on the wall, Mary? I’m so happy people are seeing through the bull.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Noirluv45

              They are trying to tear BLM apart and they are coming strong. They did this in the 60’s

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @Mary Burrell

                They sure are, and they are not letting up. In fact, I fear for their lives. They are going up against those big boys in blue, and the FOP probably aren’t going to stand for it. I hope they are watching their backs.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      God, Noire I hope not. But that is a possibility.

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        I wouldn’t put it passed her.

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      I watched a documentary about the Civil Rights activists and there were infiltrators and informers working against the movement

      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Yes, Mary! A lot of them. That’s why I think she cannot be trust. Peggy is elated about the attention she’s getting. I think she said she’ll be on, of all things…Fox News!

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Noirluv45

          Oh snap! Fake Noise! This is the kind of coon that they like. That’s a shame to be used as a tool against your people.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @Mary Burrell

            YES ma’am! Check out her Facebook page. I’m telling you and Truth, this chick was manufactured, Mary!

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Noirluv45

              Thank you for the 411 Sister. You are telling the truth. You’re right. She should be ashamed of herself for damning the black community of Ferguson when many folks in Ferguson are active in bringing solutions.

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                You’re welcome. It’s really very sad and pathetic. You’re right — she should be ashamed.

                • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                  @Noirluv45

                  Also, she made the evil, vicious, and anti-black remark about protesters: “…The NEXT time there is a full blown riot in Ferguson? Just tell the protesters that there will be collecting DNA upon arrest, for future Muary Povich Shows to prove YOU ARE THE FATHER! They couldn’t get out of there fast enough! Nothing says CHILD SUPPORT like DNA! Clear that s__ right out…..just sayin…”

                  She should ashamed of herself. She obviously omitted that many cops used tear gas in Ferguson against innocent men, women, and children. Many protesters including journalists were unjustly and illegally arrested in the midst of protests.

                  Your third eye is one point Sister. 😉

                  • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                    @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                    She’s an third class idiot.

                    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                      @Noirluv45

                      She is a total deceiver indeed.

        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

          @Noirluv45

          FOX News. What the bloodclot. This is very sad and very shocking. This is why I reject respectability politics. FOX News is known to throw our people under the bus.

          • August 24, 2015 - Reply

            @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            I think you guys should check out her Facebook page. It’s eye-opening!

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Noirluv45

              I read her Facebook page and her video. She cursed out her own race as the most violent people that she saw in her life, which is a vicious slander. She in her Facebook page condemned the whole black community of Ferguson, which is wrong. She slandered the BLM in very vulgar terms and right wing white extremists are praising her. Some people want to worship Amerikkka God, but America a’int no god to me.

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                You see why I think she’s a plant, Truth. She works for them! Again, they’ve been using red herrings to take focus off the strides the BLM are making.

                • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                  @Noirluv45

                  I believe you. The BLM movement has made many strides in just 2 years. There is also the Safe Justice Bill which tries to address sentencing laws. Her comments from her Facebook account are very anti-black (by saying the police aren’t killing black people and other ridiculous nonsense) and white right wing extremists are yucking it up. That is why I look up to Sisters like Fannie Lou Hamer and other people who took no stuff and never sellout black people for political expediency. In.

                  • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                    @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                    They sure have. If they hadn’t been making strides, I don’t think they’d even be on people’s radar.

                    I put Peggy up there with Tommy Sotomayor and Jesse Peterson.

                    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                      @Noirluv45

                      Exactly. Jesse Peterson and Tommy Sotomayor are the Kings of C_onery. LOL. No one has gotten their titles yet. LOL.

                      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                        @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                        For real, Truth. LOL.

                        • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                          @Noirluv45

                          Good Afternoon Sister,

                          If they had an album, it could be called Straight Outta C_onery. LOL. Yes, I got jokes.

                    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                      @Noirluv45

                      They are all riding the coon train.

                      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                        @Mary Burrell

                        You’re right Sister Mary Burrell. They are in the first class seats of that train.

                      • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                        @Mary Burrell

                        All the way.

            • August 24, 2015 - Reply

              @Noirluv45

              Wow, now I am curious. I believe you. How can we come together as a people if this kind of Mess is going on. But it’s been happening since slavery.

              • August 24, 2015 - Reply

                @Mary Burrell

                Mary, I don’t know. You’re so right. We’ve been battling this since slavery, and frankly, as long as there are self-loathing, self-hating people like Peggy who are willing to throw her own people under the bus, I don’t think there ever will be unity. In fact, I think we were much more unified during segregation. JMO.

  9. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    There’s a political solution for unjustified police killing citizens and there is none for street crime. More jails and prosecution are the only suggestions but street crime has its roots in morality, economics, home training and education or the lack thereof. We can protest the police, vote out officials who turn a blind eye to cop killings and demand more stringent testing and background checks for police recruits. So I ask Ms. Hubbard, rather than rant or rave give some solutions. Your energy will be better spent if you have an answer to that which you so vehemently protest.

  10. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Question: If a person is a “thug,” and they aren’t committing a crime, is it justifiable to shot them? I don’t care what a person does, if they are not a threat to the cops, their death is not justified. If they commit a crime, then punish them, but no one has the right to be judge, jury and executioner without a fair trial. JMO.

  11. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    Oh I see…rather than focusing on saving Black lives and drawing attention to systemic racism and oppression, we should take this idiot’s advice and focus instead on the concerted effort of white supremacists to pathologize Black criminality (as if it were completely divorced from poverty, lack of education, and discrimination in employment and housing). Not to mention that most crime(and this is true of all races) is intra-racial! Call me petty, but I have a visceral hatred of Black folks who buy into the right wing narrative and are only too happy to do white supremacists’ dirty work for them by parroting the dumbest nonsense without any critical reflection whatsoever. This woman has her head so far up her own ass it’s a wonder she hasn’t suffocated yet.

  12. August 24, 2015 - Reply

    The fact of the matter is, the killing of children is all too routine in our community.

    And someone in the community, knows who killed this child, an everybody here knows that it is extremely likely her homicide will remain in the open case file!

    Of course this woman is angry and feels betrayed . . . . I would be too!

    • August 24, 2015 - Reply

      @G

      Her anger is understandable, but what isn’t understandable is to call unarmed murdered Blacks, “thugs” and go on the maniacal rant that she did against her own people. We all are upset at the amount of crime in our society (not just the Black community), and there are many people fighting tooth and nail to combat it, but to slam the BLM because she doesn’t approve of their agenda, is ignorant, self-loathing, and in my opinion, self-hating.

  13. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    I applaud Peggy Hubbard. Finally some in “the community” has the guts to say it out loud.

  14. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    May Jamyla Bolden rest in peace. It is so sad that she die and yes her life absolutely mattered. However, I am going to need people to stop thinking we can’t walk and talk at the same time. We can be mad and concerned about police brutality AND the crime that goes on in our neighborhood. I am sure when that poor little child die it was the people in her community expressing anger and outrage. The majority of black people are not blind to our community needs and the changes it needs but the red herring argument of “black on black crime” (as a CJ major this one of the dumbest and debunked saying ever) needs to stop because it is not helping but further muddy up the agenda and cause discourse. I get it she is angry that this child die, I am too but you HAVE to dig a little deeper than ranting and raving about #BLM movement.

  15. September 19, 2015 - Reply

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