One day after the death of Nipsey Hussle, (legally Ermias Asghedom), and I am moved to write. I honestly don't even know if this man is buried yet, so please take my words with some chill.
I am forced to get the news from social media. Social media is my primary news source (obviously). As a 29 year old, I am blessed to be able to live and speak freely where I can. However, I still find it odd as a black man, I am still slightly crippled by the fact that if I do anything in the states that seems scary or offensive to a cop, I may get shot by a cop. I also think it's crazy that if I break any real ground with a project that was actually structurally correct to do, I may get shot and killed in the street by unknown assailants leaving people to wonder what even just happened.
It is very obvious that Nipsey Hussle's death is at an upper echelon of situations because it is not immediately clear who is the assailant. In 2019, depending the level of "necessity", someone can be anonymously killed, even in public in broad daylight, for the right price. Why this particular situation matter is because of his involvement with a very serious documentary.
I just want to say 3 things.
1. Rest in Peace Nipsey
2. You don't know who killed Nipsey Hussle, and you don't know who killed him.
3. If you decide to take this opportunity to think his death is a conspiracy related to a medicine documentary, I really think you should look up the information that he was trying to convey to public. It is very accessible. If you choose not to follow his message, I don't believe it's appropriate to take his name as weapon for you to "virtue signal" towards freedom of expression or the government trying to keep the black man down. Those things are still true, but if Nipsey Hussle's message was as important as people posting about his death being a conspiracy, there would be more mainstream posts about more conscious eating, generally more plant-based and herbal based eating, and conscious (visual/ audio) consumption. I don't see that from my social networ in the droves that I see the "we don't trust our government" screams. The internet is too available to be a rebel-detective on these high-reaction events, and an uninformed "broke" person who can't afford to eat better or live a better lifestyle on all the other days. Please work on yourself before everything.
That is all.
Brooklyn born/raised. Everything else is just icing on the cake.