Sydney Poitier presenting an NAACP award to Harry Belafonte. He takes him moment to speak on black on black gun violence. #Priceless— Cheryl 'Salt' James (@DaOnlySalt) February 2, 2013
Presented tonight at the NAACP Image Awards with the Spingarn Award honoring outstanding achievement by an African American, Harry Belafonte urged blacks to get involved in the national conversation on guns.
Oh wow. Harry Belafonte is speaking on gun violence and black incarceration. You know he’s not there for fluffy speeches #NAACPImage
— Film Fatale(@FilmFatale_NYC) February 2, 2013
Harry Belafonte scolds Black America during NAACP Image Awards about lackadaisical attitudes regarding gun violence.
— Phil Rhodes (@PhilR56) February 2, 2013
Harry Belafonte is speaking to the congregation about why we are silent on this issue of Gun Violence
— A.E.Shuler (@A_Shuler) February 2, 2013
“In the gun game, we are the most hunted.” Harry Belafonte #ImageAwards
— Charlotte A. (@CharlotteDreams) February 2, 2013
— Phillip M. Bailey (@phillipmbailey) February 2, 2013
“Why are we mute?Where are our leaders, our legislators? Where is the church?”–Harry Belafonte on gun violence #NAACPImageAwards
— Juliana Stratton (@JulianaStratton) February 2, 2013
Let us not be charged with patriotic treason. Now is the time to speak out about gun control. Harry Belafonte #naacpimageawards
— PastorChaney (@PastorChaney) February 2, 2013
“Let us not sit back silently. Let us not be charged with patriotic treason.” Listen to this man! I hear Malcolm! #harrybelafonte
— sm (@sade_km) February 2, 2013
Belafonte: Let us not be charged with patriotic treason. Our kids are waiting for us to change the system …
— Rev Dr Susan K Smith (@cassady2euca) February 2, 2013
— Candelario Vazquez (@metzlisol) February 2, 2013
“The group most devastated by America’s obsession with the gun are African Americans.” – Harry Belafonte #NAACPImageAwards
— MiaTheStylist (@MiaTheStylist) February 2, 2013
— Kevin Bond(@ItsKevinBond) February 2, 2013
The river of blood that washes the streets of our nation, flows mostly from the bodies of our black children.-Harry Belafonte #NAACP
— OWNViewers (@OWNViewers) February 2, 2013
Belafonte talks about “rivers of blood” in our streets due to gun policy; Jamie Foxxtalks about QT’s “courage” #imageawards
— Charles Aaron (@Charles_Aaron) February 2, 2013
Not everyone was as impressed with Belafonte’s passionate anti-gun speech.
Harry Belafonte is on the NAACP Image Awards spewing propaganda blaming legal gun owners 4 the problems of gangs & illegal guns in cities.
— TJ Chilly Willy (@streetscoop) February 2, 2013