April 7, 2016
“Allah, give me the strength not to cuss/kill these men and white folks out here”. An emotional and passionate Desmond Cole spoke to Newstalk 1010 about the controversial tweet by Black Lives Matter Toronto organizer Yusra Khogali. Cole, a journalist and active supporter of the movement, is being celebrated online for his patience in the face of a very tough and deeply personal subject. The interview is riveting: Cole is so incredibly clear and measured, while at the same time being real and emotional. His final response — which is merely a breath — says it all.