As several celebrities take to social media to speak on the killing of two black men by police officers in the last two days, Amber Rose pens a touching note to express her feelings over the situation.
The model took to her instagram page yesterday, July 7, 2016, to reveal the bittersweet feeling of raising a black son in these trying times, while advising parents to love on their kids as much as possible as it could be their last opportunity do so.
Posting a sweet photo of her 3-year-old son, Sebastian, whom she shares with rapper ex, Wiz Khalifa, Amber wrote:
“I woke up this morning to my beautiful son with such a heavy heart. I grabbed my baby and kissed him, hugged him, told him how beautiful his skin and hair is and let him know that one day he will be able to change the world and I will love him and accept him no matter what.
“I stayed off of social media all day today to spend every waking second of my day off with my boy and loved him up.
“Now that he’s warm in his bed it is so bittersweet that I have my baby next to me and other women are losing their babies left and right. I’m filled with such sadness. Alton and Philando were somebodies babies and they had babies themselves. Kiss ur babies tonight no matter how old they are and tell them you love them more than anything! Because at this rate we don’t know how much time we have left with them.”
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by two police officers outside a convenience store in Louisiana, and almost 24 hours later, Philando Castile was killed during a routine check up.
These deaths have since led to the death of five police officers with seven others wounded as celebrities take to social media to air their thoughts on these issues.