Racial Injustice

Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

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Updated October 11, 2020 from the original post March 2017.
TAGLINE
Bridging the gap between peace officers and the rest of the community.
LOG LINE
As minority communities face the daily stranglehold of racial profiling, and police officers face relentless scrutiny by an anxious public, tensions mount as lines are being drawn in the sand. This conflict can only be broken by finding common ground with each other. L.O.V.E. Is The Answer.
SYNOPSIS
Instances of racial profiling plague minority communities on a daily basis. Director, A.J. Ali is no stranger to this phenomenon. When he and his wife were targeted for harassment by police numerous times in Howard County, Maryland, he was forced to take a stand.
Though his attempts at achieving justice through channels offered by the system went unrewarded, he refused to let go of the dream that a solution to the problem could be found. He went on a quest for truth and reconciliation, which led him to find living examples of love in action.
More than four years in the making, “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” presents proven action steps to bridge the painful gap between peace officers and the communities they serve. L.O.V.E. is an acronym for Learn about the community and the people in it, Open your heart to the humanity of people
in the community, Volunteer yourself to be part of the solution, and Empower others to do the same.  Featuring interviews with peace officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film offers an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling and heal our communities.

“I do believe that it’s something that should be shared in every part of our city, in every state in this country, because I believe love is the answer without a doubt. But more importantly, to hear the expressions of police officers and former police officers, and community leaders, and folks who’ve been wronged, and now feel that they can move their lives forward… I just wanna say thank you.” — Catherine Pugh, Mayor, City of Baltimore, at the Baltimore Premiere 2/6/17

About A.J. Ali!

A. J. Ali is a Writer, Producer, Director, Actor & TV Host living in Santa Monica, California.  To learn more about him and his work visit his websites at www.walkingwhileblackthemovie.com and www.wellness101life.com.

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