NBA’s Will Barton hosts BBQ, conversation in Baltimore

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We as a society often want easy, quick answers when there aren’t any to be had. There’s aren’t any in Baltimore. While the riots draw the headlines and dominate television news, the discussion of what has happened for decades that was ignited by a recent spark, what has to change on everyone’s part, what actions to take is not going to lead to simple, quick answers.

The Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton is trying to help start that conversation and slow things down amid the riots.

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Good on Barton. His event seems to have brought people together in a positive way, a good first step on a long journey.

Barton is not the only NBA player with ties to Baltimore who has reached out, so has Carmelo Anthony.

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We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for. My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself, then Think about the youth. How this will impact them. Let's build our city up not tear it down. Although, we want justice, let's look at the real issues at hand. For example, When was the last school built in Baltimore? That's just one example. I know my community is fed up. I'm all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up. Peace7. #Thisonehitshome #BeMore #LetsNotFallForTheTrap "Please Understand What State Of Emergency Mean"(Destroy and Conquer) #StayMe7o

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