Faces of Our Kings a campaign against racism & hatred
Written by Beatrice M. Caraballo
On May 25, 2020, shortly after 8 pm, George Perry Floyd was murdered by 4 corrupted police officers who violated their oath and abused their authority. It took these men exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds to take Mr. Floyd’s life in front of the public eye. Regardless of what this man did, absolutely no one deserves to die in this cruel and unjust manner. The world cringed as he cried out “Mama” because he knew he was going to die and we were forced to face the evil reality of pure racism and hatred. We are not against the police, legal system nor Whites/Caucasians; however, we are against all racism and inequality.
Our ancestors paved the way for us with their sacrifices now we must pave the way for our future generations so they can have a better and brighter future. On our shoulders rest the obligation to take a stand for what is right and denounce what is wrong; to stand together and make a change in this world. “A King recognizes authority but rules in his own right not to hold power but to wield it for the betterment of his people Black and Brown pride,” says Marchello Hancock.
We want European history and our history to be told with the good and the bad, regardless of how difficult it is to hear. Some of us have been privileged to know the truth of our history and our culture because we have been taught by our parents and elders, but we want the educational system in our nation and around the world to teach the truth about all history!
In a society where Blacks and Latinos are seen as undesirable, worthless criminals to be controlled, crippled, shackled, chased, and even slaughtered, Faces of Our Kings seeks to change the mindset and demonstrate a better image of our Kings. We are hardworking, intelligent, dedicated, devoted, religious professionals giving back to our communities and standing up for the injustices that are constantly committed against our people. We will no longer be bought nor sold! We will no longer be exploited for the betterment of others! We will no longer be controlled or ordered to obey! We will no longer tolerate being treated with such hate and discrimination!
BREAK THE CYCLE OF HATE! Hate and racism can’t live in us if we truly want to make a change – a better change to benefit us ALL! Hate can’t be the motive, the engine to continue pushing this nation or the world forward. Hate and anger toward those that we believe have hurt us or offended us will get us anywhere; instead, it will keep us in this state of pain and bondage. “Even though hate is now hidden, it still shows its ugly head every now and then in our timeline. Who will build One America for All? A bully is a bully, the question I have is why?” says Dr. Pedro Santana.
Life is our birthright! We are a part of something way bigger! We will conquer all hate and achieve equality! We need you to get registered and vote, attend your local government meetings, get involved in your local school system, voice your opinions, and write letters to your government officials.
This campaign against racism & hatred has been created by Beatrice M. Caraballo, CEO of BMC Network Communications; photography by Leesa Fontanez. The men that form the camaraderie of Faces of Our Kings are C’ Andre Daniels, Mayor Emeritus of Westampton and Co-Creator; Gus Conde, Photographer of Conde Exposed; Rahim Samad, Creative Director of Smart Impact Media; Rob Smith, Creative Director of Eleven22 Productions; Dr. Pedro Santana, President of Deal With it Consulting!; Bruce Boyd, CEO & Founder of Building Our Youth’s Development; Manuel Hernandez, Owner of Respectmylenz; Marchello Hancock, Owner & Personal Trainer at The Pinnacle and Juan J. González, Esq, Family Law Attorney at Law Offices of Juan J. González and Adjunct Professor at Camden County College.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. Leviticus 26:13