Just Another Blog Post About Another Hashtag of Another Black Man Killed by Police #AltonSterling

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You’ve read this story before.

It’s the ultimate nightmare of history repeating itself. I didn’t want to write this post again. It’s redundant. It’s being posted on the sites of every online publication today. This won’t be your first time reading this post today and it won’t be your last. There’s a collective wave of what seems like plagiarism happening among writers today and it’s okay.

#BlackLivesMatter #SayHisName #Justice #AltonSterling

New name. Same script.

Trayvon Martin did not deserve to die. Sandra Bland did not deserve to die. Sean Bell did not deserve to die. Eric Garner did not deserve to die. Rekia Boyd did not deserve to die. Mike Brown did not deserve to die. Tamir Rice did not deserve to die. Freddie Gray did not deserve to die.

Alton Sterling did not deserve to die.

Nothing new or enlightening to write. No new revelations to share. The cops involved in the murder of Alton Sterling will be suspended with pay, go on trial, and not be convicted.

Meanwhile, you’ll find me online and on the South side of Chicago crying my eyes out while holding up a banner yelling “Black Lives Matter”, cause ain’t a damn thing changed.

Go on your way. There’s nothing new to see here.

Updated 09/20/16: R.I.P. Terence Crutcher

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Tanikia Carpenter

Tanikia Carpenter

Tanikia is a lifestyle writer & blogger from Chicago. Her work has been featured on the TLC network, ESSENCE, and Huff Post LIVE, just to name a few. Tanikia is a regular contributor to Black & Married With Kids and the columnist of JET Magazine's "Giving You the Gospel". She is also the author of "When God Said Yes" & "The 30 Day Man Fast".

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