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People are upset with former NFL great Ray Lewis over comments he made regarding the Black Lives Matter movement in an impassioned video posted to his Facebook account.

In the video, Lewis questions the group’s intentions, asking, “If Black Lives Matter, then how come they don’t matter when it comes to black-on-black crime?”

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55 thoughts on “WATCH: Ray Lewis Criticizes Black Lives Matter Movement

  1. tony on said:

    If you want 2 do something Ray walk the streets of Chicago and help instead of sitting in the confines of your Mansion trying 2 sound like Dr. MLKJR..Walk the streets Ray…

  2. All lives matter, whether black, white, green, or yellow and black on black crime is out of control, the black criminals who commit black on black crime obviously don’t care about anyone no matter what color, but I don’t want to listen to anything Ray Lewis has to say considering his and his friends own crime of black on black crime and they got away with it.

  3. J Russell on said:

    People, people, people opinions and facts. Lets go with facts. Black lives matter because of Police brutality against more Blacks than any other race of people. REMINDER, POLICE MOTTO IS TO “SERVE AND PROTECT”. True Black on Black crime just as there are other races that commit crime against each other. Blacks are more polarized. WAKE UP AMERICA AND HELP HEAL INSTEAD OF CRITIZING. YOUR VOICE SHOULD BE AIMED TO HELP

    • African American woman on said:

      You’r wrong, J Russell. Cops have killed far more white men than black men. Look up the FBI stats. The point is that a movement that’s called black lives matter is misleading. If the only black lives that matter are ones that are taken by cops or from someone else from other race; then the movement should be more appropriately called some black lives matter.

    • You are talkin about something that took place 16 years ago. The only people that really knows what happened that night is God and the people that was present. I’m not saying that he didn’t commit the murder. If he did indeed commit the murder, he will one day have to pay for that. Look at O.J. Simpson, he didn’t get very far did he? As hard as it may seem, people can change. But what Ray Lewis is saying about black lives matter is so true and very real. People just don’t want to accept it coming from him. I’m so glad God is not like man. Man will hold your past against you for life, but God will forgive you for anything, even if you do have reap whatever it is that you have sown. I’m just keeping it real.

      • Smokey on said:

        Ray Lewis is full of sxxx!!! 16 years ago or not, that was still black/black crime and he was involved!!!! Someone’s kid!!

  4. Gigi on said:

    No disrespect to the Bllm movement it had its place. However I agree with Ray I have often wondered why there is no out rage over the black on black crime when is an almost everyday thing here in Louisville ky . As a black person I to get upset when o see a officer stand over a black nale and shot them 16 times. Black people seem to get upset when the subject is raised of bl on b crime it really makes no since. It really gene code on ou own race . Be realistic how many are killed by cops compared to black on
    Black there are a lot of issued I’m
    The black community that need to be sddressed .

  5. TheBowelsofBlackTwitter on said:

    FULL BLOWN COON ALERT!! He should be mad about how we pay taxes to a government that continues to oppress us. 86% of whites are killed by whites, and 94% of blacks are killed by blacks, not an astronomical difference to me! We’re paying their salaries, and they get off for killing, this is why we protest! People need to stop being PEW SITTIN SHEEPLE, keep your sermon brother!

    Do you want to know what pisses me off?, see below:

    •African Americans were two times as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.
    •In the federal system Black offenders receive sentences that are 10% longer than white offenders for the same crime.

    •Five times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites.

    •African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of Whites.

    •African American juvenile youth are about 16% of the youth population, 37% of their cases are moved to criminal court & 58% of convicted African American youth are sent to adult prisons.

    •Controlling for other factors, including severity of the offense and prior criminal history, white men aged 18-29 were 38% less likely to be sentenced to prison than their Black male peers.

    •African American women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated.

    •African American defendants are 21% more likely to receive mandatory-minimum sentences than Whites and are 20% more like to be sentenced to prison.

  6. GerryAShelton on said:

    ….My best friend’s step-aunt makes $87 hourly on the computer using his Facebook Account. She has been out of work for nine months but last month her paycheck was $12968 just working on the computer for a few hours….
    >>>>>>>>>> Check This Special-Work-At-Home…

  7. Lynn on said:

    I agree with Ray Lewis 100%. Everything that he said was real. You can’t just say black lives matter when a black person is killed by a white person. All lives matter. But if black lives really matter, we will stop killing each other and take a look in the mirror and see the real problem. Blacks as a whole need a wake up call. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will hear their land. That is so real people ! This is no time to be pointing fingers at anybody, or bringing up what the next man did. We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. Man can’t give life, and he has no right to take it !

  8. Rosco P Coaltrain on said:

    I apologize for my crudeness off the bat but……ALL LIVES MATTER……How in the world can we as black folk act like BLM movement is something that only whites are to respect? When EVERYDAY, ALL DAY, PICK A TIME black folk are killing other blacks at such an alarming rate that we ourselves have dang near put the KKK out of business. Do blacks know that yearly we have killed more black folk ourselves than the Klan ever did. Didn’t know that huh? Don’t take my word for it….read.
    I know it’s a hard pill to swallow but just like a pill, it might help ease the pain of reality.
    But for those of you who don’t agree with me, just go to the local news in the city of where the BLM protestors tried to disrupt Bill Clinton’s rally yesterday, and tell me how many blacks were killed last night by blacks in that same city that same night…..Now you get my point?
    How in the HELL are we going to hold anyone accountable for something we don’t even respect ourselves. Now in saying that, i also have to say these young black men who are causing the deaths of young black men ON A DAILY BASIS need to be taught a very important lesson by their community and not just the justice system because we see the justice system is JUST US.
    Fathers go back home to your sons for they are destroying your heritage. Teach them that BLM as well as ALM. Reality is a bitter pill to swallow isn’t it?

      • African American woman on said:

        I second that AMEN! There’s a report today of a white cop who was serving an eviction on a black woman who came at him with an ax. He shot and killed her. Watch those BLM folks come out screaming racism…she didn’t mean no harm by swinging an ax at the cop. She just wanted a hug and the cop was too racist to understand that. BULLSH*T

  9. DJRallen on said:

    Black lives do matter whether it is black on black crime, or our people dying at the hands of law enforcement, black lives do matter. I haven’t picketed, or given, or did anything either but I have an opinion. Just like MADD or BLM, it takes someone to start a movement and rally the troops. It is also a mindset of black people not holding black people to the same standard as other races when something bad happens. The mindset, the environment will definitely change when we as African Americans start valuing ourselves and putting zero tolerance stands in our community for black on black crime. We won’t protect you, or have some honor code that we can’t tell on our own because we as African Americans are worth!

  10. Ms Curly on said:

    The people who started the Black Lives Matter are not the ones that are killing other blacks. I get that blacks are murdering other blacks at an alarming rate. But I must say this with the cops killing blacks has been going on forever and if it were not for technology (cell phone videos) we would not even be talking about it. He has the platform and the resources to start a program for the youth and maybe their parents and try to figure out how to stop all the black on black murders. That’s my two cents.

  11. specialt757 on said:

    Why is it that no one has a problem with groups like M.A.D.D. whose ONLY or main objection is to advocate NO DRINKING AND DRIVING or the KILLING of innocent people because of drunk driving? It doesn’t mean however they don’t care about people being killed in other automobile accidents like texting while driving or distracted driving. But when it comes to BLM, they have to be crucified by other blacks when their mission or fight is for the sole purpose of stopping police brutality.
    Ray has a BIG presence (why he wanted to use this southern Baptist preacher sermon to make his point is beyond me), I’ll wait to see what group or organization he starts to prevent black on black crimes. The only people who can stop black on black crimes are these very same criminals. They make the choice, by not taking advantage of positive opportunities when presented. It’s their choice. Get off BLM as an organization and start your own, since black lives matter to YOU right?. Ray made good points in his Baptist sermon but it was lost because he missed the opportunity to say what he’s doing about it. Nobody in this comment section cares about black lives until it hits them directly, then we want to know what OTHERS will do to stop the violence. Please, in the words of T.I. Ray, “you can miss me wit it”.

    • Please watch out when you say until it directly affects them. My brother was gunned down eighteen years ago at the age of eighteen over a female at a party. That’s actually what the clown said it court on the stand. My family has been severely affected. It has nothing to do with criticizing the BLM movement. As I stated earlier the problem needs to be addressed as whole. The senseless garbage of taking a person’s life came to a head long ago.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Tc, no disrespect and I’m sorry your brother was out and out murdered by someone who obviously cared nothing about his life nor the lives of others, nearly every one of us has a story similar to yours. But you’re proving my point, until this happened directly to your family, you didn’t stage protests, (or did you? Please I’d love to hear, then I will apologize) to stop the violence.
      Yes I know that the problem needs to be addressed as a whole, but as Amber says mixing apples and oranges doesn’t help. I stated blacks committing crimes against other blacks or anyone for that matter, are the only ones who can stop it. They have to make the choice to do so, and it starts at home. It’s not one circumstance that contributed to the destruction of the black communities, it was many, many, many things, some we could prevent ourselves and others we had NO control over.
      I think I will stop here because my family and friends always tell me “I get on my soap box”. So whatever.

      • There was funeral a week at one point of some young person you knew. My brother didn’t start nor end the show on how I felt. His name was just added to the ignorance of what was going on and still going on. You can preach and talk to some people all you want. Old or young. If they don’t want to accept any truth from you or sometimes any help; it stops there.

      • Gloria on said:

        I agree with Ray, the BLM is important, but what about black on black crime. I worry about my sons and husband encountering. Bad cop but not as much as I worry about them or my 13 year old grandson running Ito he wrong person that wants what they have or kill them just because. I am fortunate to not have my family affected by crime but worry bout it every day. Ray has done lots for young black men in Baltimore, it tKes more than him

      • His Beautiful on said:

        People can commit until blue in the face, but are not part of the solution at all. BLM stands for something important to the black communities that are being targeted by police brutality. Of course people will focus on the name of the organization to distract people of the actual problem.

  12. Amber on said:

    Again, people are mxing apples with oranges. I agree with Ray in terms just crime; however, dealing with someone who is criminal to do the right thing compare to LAW ENFORCEMENTwho has an OATH to do what is right. If two different thing. This would be like the complaining about your noisy neighbors telling your business compare to a PSYCHOLOGIST who had job to do and OATH to following telling your business.

    • The problem with BLM is they lump all police killings of blacks into one category (Illegal, unjustified)
      And there is police justification in some of those incidences

      • Amber on said:

        WRONG. REAL BLM activitives do NOT put all cops in the same boat; however there are SOME people who try to say they are part of the BLM who just do not like cops who are using the situations with BLM to push thier dislike for cops just like some racist who do not like blacks who want to degrade what REAL BLM people are focusing on and want to bring in “BLM are a no good group and look at what blacks are doing to themselves”. Well, whites are doing things to themselves along with other groups and to try to make criminals who just happen to be black to do what is right is NOT the same as expect someone who is in law enforcement and took an OATH to protect to do the right thing.

      • Amber on said:

        And those who put all cops in the same boat are just as bad as those who want to put all BLM in the same boat with blacks who act up.

    • jhuf on said:

      The article advocates more Government intervention (handouts assistance)
      It didn’t mention the breakdown of the black family as part of the poverty and education problem the decline in individual morality, just more Government will solve everything

      • I understand your point regarding that. However, the focus upon the article was criticism regarding ‘Black Lives Matter’ not interceding and preventing ‘Black-on-Black’ crime. Of course, this is a national level problem that will require a Marshall Plan if it is ever to be solved. However, it is a given that the African-American familial structure must be totally recreated and matter such as that, I agree, will not be affected at all by governmental intervention. I guess this post focused upon only a single aspect of a multi-faceted issue. Unfortunately, you only have so much space in a blog posting. However, I have a ton of other postings dealing with your point. I say all of that to say that I most certainly agree with your assertion.

  13. Timekeeper on said:

    Well, he; like anyone else is entitled to an opinion. That opinion is no more valid or credible than anyone else’s.

  14. stan lowe on said:

    ray lewis should be intelligent to know that the Black Lives Matter movement and the nonsensical murders in Black communities are two different sides of the same coin. Black Lives Matter is focusing on institutions that have legal authority and control in our country act as the judge and the jury and murder overwhelmingly people of color which is like lynching. The Black on Black crime issue goes deeper and
    based on ignorant people letting their uncontrolled misguided passions taking over reason and destroying their own kind. Stop criticizing people who are putting their lives in danger trying to correct blatant injustices and either take up your on cause or just keep your opinions to yourself. Ray Lewis was lucky enough to have a trial when he was accused of a crime but what if the police got him and murdered him before he did.

    • Timekeeper on said:

      You are right Stan. they are two diffferent issues. Muddying the waters ( which is what this is) has always been an effective tool to keep folks at odds with one another.

    • Amber on said:

      I agree. But at everything there is always going to be people to highjack a issue and use it to twist it for their own gain on BOTH side. People who do not like blacks will find fault in what MOST people in BLM is doing and people who want to do crimes will find fault in ALL law enforcement.

  15. I’d like to see him start a movement similar to black lives matter to change lives in the black lives matter is needed cause there is racial discrimination in this country.I like this video.

  16. Honestly on said:

    Ray Lewis is a field negro, stick to football because that is all you know. You hypocritical cave n!@@ers always agree with a black parrot who repeats your racist mantra. White on white murder is exponential in this country yet you neanderthal apes obsess about Nubian people. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  17. George on said:

    I’ve always said ALL black lives matter. I’m Louisville, ky not as big as Atlanta , Chicago or the likes and we’re averaging two black on black homicides a day !!

  18. Larry on said:

    I have no respect for Ray, as he took part of the murder of a black man, but…….
    He does have a point, BLM is a joke and has no credibility as they pick and choose what to be incensed about. Without exception, it is a cop or white involvedy, when the overwhelming number of crimes are black on black. We gotta do better Peeps.

    • It’s good to see someone remembers Ray and his murder problems years ago. The movement would be a joke to him since as you stated it was a black man killed. I have no problem with the movement. I just think it should be aimed at the problem as a whole. The crime with black on black killing has been long out of control all over this country for years. Whatever color you are; you have no right to take another person’s life just because.

  19. African American woman on said:

    His question is extremely valid. Its ludicrous to say, yeah black lives matter, BUT only if a white person kills a black person. Sounds like a bad joke to me.

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