By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
As the nation remains divided on the subject of police brutality in the black community, more and more black celebrities are speaking out and shifting the focus to black on black crime.
Kendrick Lamar made headlines months ago when he claimed blacks can’t complain about police brutality when black people won’t even respect ourselves, and now it appears Diddy is sending the same message.
Diddy posted the following video and caption to Instagram:
For the last couple of months we have experienced a lot of injustice and wrongdoings to a community. But there is a flip side. Yes #BLACKLIVESMATTER ! But no one will respect us if we as a people don’t have any respect for our own black lives. We are committing genocide on ourselves. We are always looking for scapegoats . We as a people hurt ourselves more than anyone has ever hurt us. That makes no sense. We as a people including myself have to take accountability and do whatever we can do individually or together to stop the madness and realize that we are KINGS and QUEENS AND Must love ourselves and each other. I know I’m rambling a little bit. #BLACKLIVESMATTER SO AS A PEOPLE LETS PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH.!!! MAY GOD BLESS US ALL! Ii LOVE YOU!!!!!!