No justice, no peace has been National Action Network’s (NAN) mantra for some time now. Coined by Rev. Al Sharpton, the phrase has been chanted by many throughout rallies and protests around the country – and even beyond. But what do those very words actually mean? How many of us truly understand the weight of that expression? Fighting for justice means more than just reacting when an outrageous atrocity occurs – it means taking proactive steps to prevent a tragedy from happening in the first place. It’s a tough, grueling process, but we owe it to the mothers of people like Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant and others to take action before it’s too late. And we owe it to ourselves to literally create the change we would like to see in the world. The time is now.
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