Who is Keiajah ‘KJ’ Brooks? Keiajah ‘KJ’ Brooks Bio/Wiki
An activist based in Kansas City, Missouri, is Keiajah “KJ” Brooks. A video of Brooks speaking at the Police Commissioners’ Meeting of the Kansas City Board recently went viral.
Brooks is an activist, community organizer, and co-founder of a group called the “Chingona Collective,” according to her Instagram.
Brooks accuses the department of using black kids as photo opportunities in the video and claims she wants to transform the building into “low-cost luxury housing.”
The video of her speech was first posted by Brooks on her own Instagram. She has published, “i spent this morning DRAGGING the board of police commissioners for their COMPLICITY in the brutalization and MURDER of black people in kansas city. they looked soulless and apathetic as the others detailed their frustration and anguish about the gravitas of this situation. so I used my time to drag them. 😊 “
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According to her Instagram account, Brooks is 20 years old.
Tears Into Police Board Viral Video
In the video above, during the Board of Police Commissioners, you can see Brooks’s voice. Brooks opened her debate by saying,
“Fair warning, I’m not nice and I don’t seek to be respectable. I’m not asking y’all for anything because y’all can’t and won’t be both my savior and my oppressor. I don’t want reform. I want to turn this building into luxury low-cost housing. These would make some really nice apartments.
So I’m not here begging anything of soulless white folks and self-preserving Black folks. You get one life, and you all in this room have chosen profits over people. And that’s pathetic.
So I’m going to spend the next two minutes reading y’all for filth, something I’m sure nobody has ever done.”
Brooks continued to tear into every single person on the board, accusing them, among other things, of racism. At one point, Brooks said of a single person, “You age like trash when you’re racist.”
She added, “Anyways, I’ll leave you soulless, profit-driven, avaricious, greedy, godforsaken humans, including ANYONE who works in this building, with one Bible verse,” “From the Bible. Detailing the life of Jesus. Jesus Christ, who was another unarmed Black man murdered by authorities in the book you Hellbound people claim to love so much. ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit its soul?”
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Since then, the video of Brooks tearing into the police station has been viewed more than four million times. Brooks tweeted some background details about the moments that contributed to her speaking: “they tried to skip my name and end public comments and I hopped right on up and let them know that I signed up lol.”
revolución 🖤🏴 pic.twitter.com/jdsaCVJzD1
— kj (@kjgbrks) October 4, 2020
Received Civil Rights Award
In September, Brooks won a Civil Rights award for her advocacy in Kansas City. Brooks won a prize in September for her work as an activist in the Kansas City area, according to a photo posted on her Twitter account. Specifically, from a consortium of civil rights groups, she won a Civil and Human Rights Award.
She tweeted about the prize, Received the Civil and Human Rights Award for today by the Urban League, SCLC (founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr), NAACP, and other organizations for my activism in Kansas City. I will never stop the fight for the liberation of black people.
BLACK LIVES MATTER 🖤✊🏽
Received the Civil and Human Rights Award for today by the Urban League, SCLC (founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr), NAACP, and other organizations for my activism in Kansas City. I will never stop the fight for the liberation of black people.
BLACK LIVES MATTER 🖤✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/Lg1d5J1SsQ
— kj (@kjgbrks) September 4, 2020