like a commodity
built on our physical energy
but only physically
Once we become mentally
Kill us in the streets
drag us through the mud
till we’re crazy!!!
As we approach the year 2018, I am in disbelief and horrified that evilness of enslaving Black women and men still exists!. As we sit by with death ear and blind eye and twitter finger at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, tweeting our concerns out to the world at 4 am pissed off because someone’s father didn’t say thanks for supposedly assisting rescuing his son from the land where one gets his steel to build in the Vegas desert. Where is the outrage about this current situation of Libya selling people?
We post Middle Passage, post slavery, post Jim Crow, post assassin 60’s Black folks,
Float through this world on a canopy of comfort and selfishness, infused with materialism and
Keepingupwiththejonesesism. Some knowingly, others in ignorance.
A canopy weakly perched above the sacrifices of our ancestors.
Their dignity, their languages, their blood, their names, their freedom, their culture, killed off!
Doing what they had to do, whether it was “steppin and fitchin” or rising up in revolt.
Envisioning a tomorrow where their legacy could live not enslaved, yet free.
And free we are today!
Although we are not living up to our responsibility to make SURE those whose bloody footprints we traipse in, didn’t sacrifice and die in vain.
Fortify the canopy!
Mitch McConnell and his cronies should be ashamed of themselves.
You can silence the messenger, but you can’t KILL the truth!!!!
To make Senator Warren take a sit for simply referencing a letter about
_essions that Coretta Scott King wrote. He did it because he knows the truth hurts.
What is ironic, now millions of Americans, of all political parties are going to
read the letter. My hope is 11/2018 will cleanse the DC rotundra of the blanched
ones that are doing whatever they can to save the demographically dying status
quo.#BHM Happy Black History Month. 🙂 & Shout out to all the WOMEN of
the United States and the World. #Youdeserveitall Equal pay, for equal work!!!!
Augusta Savage was born in 1892 in Florida.
She moved to New York and attended Cooper Union, then moved to Harlem.
She became a sculptor and created a monumental piece called the Harp for the 1937 World’s Fair in New York. The Harp was inspired by “Lift every voice and sing.” The Black national anthem.
Read more about Augusta Savage at http://www.biography.com/people/augusta-savage-40495#profile
The Harp New York Public Library
Frantz Fanon was an Afro- Caribbean born in Martinique.
He was revolutionary, philosopher, psychiatrist and writer.
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”
― Frantz Fanon,
Jump to the present day situation occurring in the United States of America.
I reference an amazing Black woman’s Facebook post. Patrice Elizabeth,
“As INSANE and utterly asinine as our current
Administration is… we are more unified now as a people than
we have been in a LONG time. A moment of clarity as we honor
our ability to rise above adversity. Let’s keep elevating above the hate
and stay tuned into the frequency of freedom and equality for all
humankind “🙌🏾#vibrateHIGHER Patrice Elizabeth. aka @theafricanbutterfly
Like Patrice said we are more unified than ever. That is the silver lining in all this tyrannical wreckage.
We must reach out to one another, share information, generate commerce
among one another, stop killing each other in the streets over colors and drugs and real estate.
As adults and children, we need to read read read. We have a golden history
as displayed in exhibits across the world of 18th Dynasty of King Tutankhamun.
” WE ARE AS OF INDIGO INK, SATURATED INTO THE PAPYRUS OF MOTHER EARTH. WE WERE HERE IN THE BEGINNING AND SO SHALL WE BE IN THE END.” artikleblak17
Happy Black History Month.
Know you came from greatness.
Live in the present w /positivity.
Join hands and march forward
into this tyrannical new world of chaos
with calm, strength, pride, commitment to one another and resistance.
Lame FBI Comey
Snake charming qualities
And yes, some women too.
Post Election Blues-
I have much to say about this past election in America.
And will eventually share my thoughts.
In the meantime, I came across one the “Life and Lessons” of Marcus Garvey.
And it reads:
White men newpapers subsidize and own,
For to keep them on their racial throne:
Editors are slaves to fool the public,
Reporters tell the lie and pull the trick;
The papers support only what they want,
Yet truth, fair play, and justice, daily flaunt:
They make criminals out of honest men,
And force judges to send them to the Pen.
Life and Lessons- 1937