AP_shooting3_sc_ml_150618_16x9_992.jpgI woke up this morning and turned on the news. TERRORISM

I am so sickened and hurt. I have family in the Charleston area but it doesn't matter whether they were of my blood or not. Lives were lost because of HATE!

I want to be a part of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy but I'm feeling Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Malcolm X and John Brown have more of the right idea. Deep down inside, I can't fight hate with hate but what do I do? How can I help?

The worst thing about this is that I feel this is just the beginning of some fucked up shit. I hope I'm wrong.

Barbara R. Lee, a singer/activist in the Stop Shopping Choir