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PITTSBURGH – A CITY IN MOURNING

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My hometown is in mourning.  Last week the unthinkable happened in a place some thought of as sacred.  Eleven worshipers in a synagogue were gunned down by a domestic terrorist.

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I was in San Francisco when I heard the news.  I saw someone post on Facebook that there was an active shooter at the Tree of Life synagogue.  I knew almost immediately that if there were any fatalities that someone I knew was amongst the murdered.  Sadly, I was right.

My emotions are still raw.  I was never under the illusion that Pittsburgh was or is a magical safe place.  I am a black women in these United States.  I can not afford to be that naive.  But it still enrages me that some lunatic had the audacity to enter a house of worship and shot down senior citizens.   There are some spaces that should always be safe: home, school, places of worship, but yet they aren’t and for many people of color they have never been.

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I’m Jackie O., editor of the  international travel and lifestyle blog, The Jackie O. Life, serial entrepreneur, globetrotting Mama, Black digital nomad and overall badass.

I’m a former attorney, technology executive and model turned digital content provider and travel and lifestyle consultant.  I help Black women live magical lives all over the globe.

I’ve been featured in media outlets such as Travel Noire, American Express Essentials, Gorgeous Globe,  Flourish in the Foreign, Sorella, BizBash and more. Originally from the United States, I currently travel the world full-time with my toddler daughter, Ruth

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