Mychal Denzel Smith is the New York Times-bestselling author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching and a 2017 NAACP Image Award nominee.
Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Unrest kept Michael Brown’s memory alive, and unrest is the key to justice.
And still, the will to protest has not died.
This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.