This mother of a slain daughter is not happy that major leaders in her community leaders did not march in support of her cause.
Rochelle Cook, whose daughter Aniya was murdered in 2012 while sitting in a vehicle in a “black on black” crime, told FOX 2 in St. Louis that she was disappointed that she received no response from community and religious leaders to participate in her annual march against crime.
That’s what angered me the most is the community leaders, religious leaders; where were you when I sent you an email to march with us? It hurt. We are all hurting that we don’t have our children anymore.
James Clark of Better Family Life told FOX 2 that the reason more people are embracing the protests of the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, is that “they can make the whole world listen.” Brown allegedly robbed a convenience store before the incident occurred.
Now we have to move and stop the black on black violence and disrespect. There’s a certain type of leadership that comes from the neighborhood. There is a tier of neighborhood leadership that we have to embrace. It was not traditional leaders that kicked this off. It was people from the streets that kicked this off.
Cook has established a movement entitled “The Team Aniya Movement” and the Aniya Cook Memorial Scholarship Foundation in her memory.
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H/T The Black Sphere