Have you ever watched a movie or read a story about black people successfully overcoming their oppressors? Me neither! This is why I decided to write, Black Justice, the first black liberation story written this century. And it releases today on Amazon.
Black Justice is short story about a famous black news anchor who visits a prison to interview a death row inmate accused of killing 28 white people, and leaves with a radical new understanding of justice that brings an entire law enforcement to its knees.
There are a lot of black stories about social justice out there, but most of the ones I’ve read or watched seem to always end with us being a victim. That is something that I’ve always hated because it perpetuates the narrative that no matter what we do, the system, white people, or any other oppositions will always prevail. And to me, that’s just not true.
As I often talk about on this blog, there is nothing or no one holding us, as a people, back from liberation, but ourselves. We have the power to change our lives. But if we continue believing that others are more powerful than us or that someone is coming to save us, we’ll keep repeating the same cycle over and over.
And since stories have the power to change the way people think and see things, it’d be more beneficial for us to produce narratives that end with us being heroes over our circumstances rather than victims to them. And if nothing else, Black Justice definitely accomplishes that.