The Barclay Center was on full display earlier this week. King James and his Cavs were in the building, Jay & Bey were in the building, Prince William & Princess Kate were in the building, and the Justice League was in the building as well. They came equipped with a host of protestors who are still speaking out against the recent Ferguson and Eric Garner indictments, or lack thereof.
New York City has been inundated with a bevy of peaceful protests, die-ins, and public space takeovers which will hopefully make the higher-ups realize that #BlackLivesMatter. We aren’t going to sit back and take the injustices we are served on a daily. With that being said, athletes and celebrities are catching heat for voicing their opinions. Last night the message was clear as some of the players were suited up in #ICantBreathe T-shirts for practice. They were wearing the same shirts as the protestors outside. How did that happen?
Some of the Brooklyn Nets posed for a picture with Jay Z. Hov was not wearing an #ICantBreathe shirt. Instead of people focusing on the message the players were sending via the shirts to voice their support, menial minds focused on why Jay wasn’t wearing a shirt.
See what had happened was…
Cherrell Brown, an integral part of the protests in NYC, decided to get some shirts made up. Brown, Carmen Perez, and a few others have been a driving force behind the protests in both N.Y.C. and Ferguson. Her dedication and commitment to the cause is amazing. Brown felt it was necessary for the players to have the shirts. Hov was able to help the shirts get to his Nets boys so that they could make a statement. That was so AWESOME! See, he doesn’t need to wear a shirt. He is supporting the movement in a way that he sees fit. Salute to you Hov for the help!
As for Cherrell, she continues her quest with the Justice League to get our voices heard. She appeared on CNN this morning with Carmen Brown and Michael Skolnik as they discussed what they wish to see in regards to change and what they want the protests to accomplish. They are getting people to listen and I encourage support of this movement. Strength in numbers people! We need change now! #LetsGetIt Check out some of the visuals from the Barclay and support Cherrell Brown and the @NYJusticeLeague movement however you can. They will be on the steps of City Hall today, Wednesday 12/10 at 4PM!!