• Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week.

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to under reporting.

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, will be sentenced May 31.

  • See which police departments were responsible for these deaths

In 2016, Police killed at least 136 black people in 2016, according to a project by the Guardian that tracks police killings in America. Terance Crutcher from Tulsa, Oklahoma became the latest addition to the ever expanded list of murdered blacks. What if anything is President Obama going to say about this latest murder? Absolutely nothing. He has a huge habit of asking blacks to do certain things and he’s done absolutely nothing for blacks during his entire tenure of President.  Spare me the cellphones for the elderly, Cash for Clunkers, HARP refinance programs that are essentially Predatory lending schemes designed to line the coffers of the wealthy 1%. Obama support of Israel is killing Americans and destroying our country. Last Wednesday our Government made a 10 year pact to give Israel 38 Billion dollars in AID money, an increase of 27%. Israel alone owns more than 30 billion of America’s national debt through U.S. Treasury securities paid for with our tax dollars through U.S. aid, but they are not alone. Congress is selling our national interest as big business is exporting our jobs .  Meanwhile,  The Water in Flint, Michigan is still filled with lead and undrinkable, our food filled with GMO’s,  States are passing ” Blue Lives Matter” laws, education system is completely broken, roads and bridges through out America are ragged and needs rebuilding, the homeless problem with Veterans returning home from fighting Oil and drug wars are on the streets begging. We have a huge housing epidemic in this county, and the disparities in pay are worse now than when the President took office in 2008.

With such a Laundry list of things for ” Black America” left undone, Barack Obama does not have any right to ask us to vote for anyone, much less Hillary Clinton and to connect that support to his legacy is just downright ” Cooning” and I’m not hardly amused. Obama is only thinking about himself and the rolodex of people ” Bill Clinton” can call and make sure ” Obama” can make good money Post Presidency. That is the only reason why he’s  out here shucking and jiving in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, who he’s ignored for the majority of his Presidency. I suggest Obama do his GOTV for Hillary and not include ” Black Folk” in it. Hillary Clinton won the nomination without ” Black Folks” let her win the election without black folks. I will take pride knowing I didn’t put Trump or Hillary in office.

Tupacca Amira Shakur

( Credits Twitter, @williamcson)