10 Reasons we should ALL worry about the NAACP bombing

holding handsI'm so pissed and disgusted at mainstream news media right now for letting down the entire nation with their lack of coverage of the NAACP bombing that happened in Colorado on January 6. I was online ALL DAY that day combing headlines, because that's what I do, and it wasn't until right before I went to bed and decided to look on Twitter that I found out. I saw the hashtag #NAACPBombing literally blowing up (I swear I'm not trying to be funny here, there is nothing funny about this at all), so I had to look into it.


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Finally after everyone raged on Twitter about the lack of coverage, it seems that news outlets started to slowly deem the story worthy of covering and more information became available. What I've gathered is that an improvised bomb was placed on the wall of the NAACP Colorado Springs office right next to a gasoline can. The FBI's primary suspect is a balding white male in his 40s.

Now, you may not think this story has nothing to do with you, you may not be as outraged as I am that mainstream media had to be shamed into covering it via Twitter, but the truth is that we all need to care about the this and this is why:

1. Because a domestic bombing is news that NEEDS to be covered. PERIOD.

2. Because if the suspect were black or brown, it would be all over the NEWS.

3. Because it looks mighty racist suspicious that the bombing happened at the Colorado Springs office for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and got no major attention. What if it had happened somewhere else, like an organization that wasn't associated with black people, would it have merited more attention then?

4. Because #BlackLivesMatter damn it!

5. Because it's a terrorist act, so stop acting like it's no big deal.

6. Because even though no one died, the intent was there. The improvised explosive device was placed near a gasoline can that through some kind of miracle did not ignite. The intent was to hurt and possibly kill people. This wasn't some kind of prank.

7. Because we need to be able to trust that mainstream media is bringing us important news as it happens and not only because Twitter forces them to do it.

8. Because we shouldn't be getting real news 140 characters at a time from outraged citizen journalists.

9. Because you KNOW that there were reporters that pitched this story to mainstream media and for some mysterious reason their pitches weren't accepted.

10. Because this isn't a black issue or a white issue or a liberal issue or a conservative issue--it's an issue of national concern so we shouldn't be kept in the dark about it. Ignorance is not bliss, it's just ignorance!

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