Rickey Smiley was on vacation, but the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille compelled him to make an early return to the airwaves of his nationally syndicated program “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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He speaks openly about why he’s disturbed by the latest police shootings, remembers how police helped him growing up, and describes the role police should play in African-American communities in this video. In addition, Rickey expresses his appreciation for Cleveland Police Officer Nakia Jones for speaking so candidly about police who kill Black men.
Donald Trump‘s rhetoric and the racism sparked since Barack Obama became the President of the United States are also major issues that have contributed to the fear and inhumane treatment of Black people, according to Rickey Smiley. And he also speaks about what White people and police officers can do to help fix the problems that are leading to unjustified deaths of way too many people of color.
Watch Rickey Smiley’s social commentary and ideas on how to get justice for those who have lost their lives at the hands of overzealous police officers in this compelling video.