“It was a small way for me to express my support for BLM by humanizing the victims as passed souls with angel wings. Angel wings are something that the whole world can relate to when losing a loved one. I admire and believe in the clinched black fist image that represents BLM but some people still just don’t get it. I wanted to make a simple statement that black lives do matter with something simple and relatable to make people remember these were human beings, with names, lives, love and souls, like you or I. Many of the victims that have died as a result of police or racial violence and have been demonized as criminals in the public but most were law abiding citizens, stopped for minor traffic infractions or other minor crimes or suspicion. Many were killed for no reason at all but being black. I believe people are equal on earth and in heaven, but I firmly believe there is no color in heaven and that these men and women died for a higher purpose, to create much needed change in America and around the world.
To make change, however, we need everyone: African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern, African- Everyone who makes up this global community to acknowledge that racism is a form of hatred and is alive an rampant and must be eliminated. Racism can no longer be ignored and silence (on this matter) is truly complicity.”
Lisa M. Cliff