“Black Lives Matter will never address black on black crime,” Beatty says. “The Democrats are the ones screaming, ‘Defund the police, get rid of the police,’ yet the Democrats are the ones that run these cities top to bottom.”
Just The News: She came armed only with paint cans, her weapon of choice. But the splatter and splash that ensued, carried out by this simple, everyday African-American woman, is still reverberating in America.
Her name is Beverlyn Beatty, and she had reached her breaking point. Growing up on welfare in the inner city of Charlotte, N.C., she saw people close to her die in the crime-infested city of her youth. She herself has been shot, and her difficult struggle through life has left her indelibly marked.
Fast-forward to earlier this month in Manhattan, with paint cans in hand and a few buckets of moxie too. A trip down posh 5th avenue in New York has a different feel, especially in front of Trump Tower, with its now-famous mural commissioned by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. With the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in giant yellow letters extending the length of a city block for the whole world to see, Beatty took matters into her own hands, literally. more