Buffalo Could Get a “Black Lives Matter” Street Soon
According to WGRZ, a letter from a senior at Fredrick Olmsted Law School helped move Council President Rev. Darius Pridgen to sponsor legislation to get a street named 'Black Lives Matter'.
As a former alumnus of Fredrick Olmsted Law School, It makes me proud to see 17-year-old Mekhi Edwards speak out to help raise awareness and bring a community together.
According to WGRZ, Mekhi Edwards said,
The purpose is awareness and change. You can't go anywhere if there's no change.
The "Black Lives Matter" movement is really starting to resonate with people of all races. I feel that the more people see the statement, it will begin to have more meaning for everyone in our community.
There has not been a designated neighborhood determine for the street as of yet. According to WRGZ, Mekhi Edwards would like to see the street in the Fillmore or Genesee area. Mr. Edwards says:
That's were I feel Black Heritage is celebrated the most.
In my opinion, this street name would fit anywhere in the city of Buffalo.