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Meagan Good

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The shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas Police Officers that took place earlier this month sparked outrage all across the country.  The Black Lives Matter movement quickly organized protests to protest against police brutality.  Actress Meagan Good is speaking out in support of both BLM and police with scripture.

Good joined BLM in protest to Occupy LA City Hall.  She posted a long message of her thoughts on Instagram.  Good stated, “My Father was LAPD for over 20 yrs, acknowledging the lives of young black men & women being carelessly killed like garbage does not negate the fact that we are devastated by the loss of life of public servants – some whom in fact do actually serve and protect daily.” Good continued, “The ones who risk their lives and the pain of their own families as well. Nor does it negate the fact that we don’t want to see anybody of any gender or nationality lose their life senselessly either!”

 

Good also explained in her post that saying “Black Lives Matter” is not the same as saying other lives don’t matter.  She then goes on to explain the reason the movement is important is to bring to light the injustices the black community has been faced throughout history.  Good ended her long post with scripture from James 2:17, “So too, faith by itself, if it is not complemented by action, is dead.”
You can read her full Instagram post below and read more on the story here.

Today we occupied LA City Hall & stood alongside Black Lives Matter in solidarity against all of the devastating killings that have taken place &continue to take place. One of the things that has been most frustrating on top of the things that are already horrific,is the narrative that's ensued. All this conversation implying that when people say "black lives matter", that they are some how saying that no other lives matter. THAT IS A LIE. Every single life in existence &every single innocent life that has been taken – Matters. It's important we shift the narrative of making up some story that all black people are militant, w/ no heart &don't care about anybody else but themselves. ITS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. Black lives have been under attack for a long time, we are only now just being able to really see the scope of some of it via social media . And it's just as horrifying that innocent cops -who had nothing to do with these particular instances have lost their lives as well. Blaming every single cop in the world is the same as blaming every single black person in the world for the cops that were killed. All of it is disgusting. We care about EVERYONE. My Father was LAPD for over 20 yrs, acknowledging the lives of young black men & women being carelessly killed like garbage does not negate the fact that we are devastated by the loss of life of public servants -some whom in fact do actually serve and protect daily. The ones who risk their lives and the pain of their own families as well. Nor does it negate the fact that we don't want to see anybody of any gender or nationality lose their life senselessly either! Please understand when people say black lives matter they are saying black lives matter "just as much" because somehow that is not a common notion for some. Please help shift the narrative & support pursuing agendas to bring about solutions & justice so we can stop this from continuing to spiral out of control. So we can put a stop to more innocent lives being taken. We all bleed the same coIor. If we don't come together- this thing is going to get much worse. #Unity #Love James 2:17 So too, faith by itself, if it is not complemented by action, is dead

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