The Rose of Black is Sacred music by swo8 Blues Jazz Lyrics by Shelby Courtland

I collaborated with Leslie on this song years ago. It was initially meant to draw attention to the deaths of so many Black people at the hands of cops in America. I was hopeful that things would get better, but I have lost count of how many times Leslie has posted this to mark the death of yet another Black person killed by police who was innocent of any wrongdoing.

I was sincerely hoping that this song could just gather dust on a shelf, but alas, it would seem that this song is going to continue to gain in popularity since cops are going to continue to shoot and kill Black people, first and sort it all out later. The claim is that there was a Civil Rights Movement. That claim is a lie! We have not moved one single millimeter from square one and it would seem, we never will.

Apparently, the lives of Black people are NOT sacred as witnessed by the numerous times this song has been posted. And so this song was posted for 21 year old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. of Hueytown, Alabama, was killed by police on Thursday. So much for a “Happy Thanksgiving” for him and Emantic Fitzgerald and his family and friends.

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It saddens me to post this but it came to my attention today from our newspaper (The Globe and Mail) that a young black man, 21 year old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. of Hueytown, Alabama, was killed by police on Thursday. 4:17 min.

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