Tragedies like this should evoke instant " cease fires " among not inner city chocolate Klansmen who clearly don't care, but also warring political tribes popularly known as Black conservatives and Black liberals. When 11 year olds like Chicago's Shamiya Adams are killed by stray bullets, and such outrages aren't unusual, its clear competing advocacy of traditional values or liberation face steep uphill climbs to fruition.
Every one of these cases involved a cute boy or girl whose smiling face deserved far better than mindless murder in a hostage Hood where this is a norm.
Would alliances between otherwise bitter community foes like Al Sharpton and Allen West offer the missing hammer Black America needs to beat thugs I call chocolate Klansmen into submission? Would this demonstrate we finally united against their rampages? Imagine marches with Dr. Ben Carson and Jesse Jackson arm-in-arm, leading outraged residents and supporters through the heart of the worst areas, with people organized afterward to make these hell holes safer?
Many, Left and Right, will correctly note that the divide is too wide for even innocent blood to build temporary bridges. While probably true, our lack of non-partisanship over the death of these babies promises only more of the same.
Black conservatives and Black liberals should look at this baby's picture and thousands preceding her. While staring they should ask themselves how much is ideological set tripping worth when victims are so young and unsafe?
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is an anti crime activist & Project 21 member in New Orleans. @nadraenzi on Twitter. 504 214-3082.