WARNING: This video will change your life.
It was released today by Indybay with these words: “The family wants to share this video here with you who support justice for Oscar Grant.”
Watch every minute of this beautiful tribute and you will feel as if you are sitting in Oscar Grant’s living room with his adoring family listening to the fascinating recollections of his mother, his grandmother, his fiancee, his uncles, his sister and even his little girl, Tatiana, who will show you how Daddy used to braid her hair. You’ll hear his Uncle Darryl describe Oscar’s “toothy smile” that millions around the world have come to love, his sister saying how she and Oscar always worked in the same store looking out for each other, his mother listing the practical daily ways he showed his devotion to his family, his fiancee telling their dreams for the future.
This video will inspire your personal life by showing you a family that literally lived to love and uplift each other – constantly in touch, each one guiding the others through a dangerous world, all of them thriving despite adversity … until a policeman’s bullet cut dear Oscar down.
And this video will inspire your public life by giving you the strength to commit – and organize others to commit – to ending the police war against Black and Brown communities and especially our youth, our future.
In our recommitment, inspired by this video, we must PACK THE COURTROOM THIS FRIDAY, July 24, 9 a.m., at the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., 12th and Oak, in downtown Oakland, to ensure that the charges are not dismissed and the venue is not changed for the trial of Oscar Grant’s murderer, Johannes Mehserle.
To learn more about the movement for Justice for Oscar Grant, search his name on this website and also visit http://www.indybay.org/oscargrant for a great array of stories, photos, videos and audio. Get involved in a movement that is a model for struggles in communities under siege by police around the country and the world.
Please heed this message that appears beneath this video on Indybay: “The family respectfully requests that this Oscar Grant memorial video not be sampled, edited, or redistributed in any way without their express permission. Permission is granted for non-commercial websites to copy Indybay’s code above to embed this whole video as is into their web page.”