Listening to Asa’s ‘Bed of Stones’ album and Brymo’s album ‘Yellow’ as I sit in front of my laptop thinking of what to post on this very first day in the month of June; I just realized that I’m at a place in my life where I value the kind of energy I want to surround myself with.
Now this is just a distraction from the things that have really been running through my mind; the racial and social injustice that is going on right now in the world. Being of a different skin color or cultural background doesn’t make one less of a human being than the next person beside them. I am a proud black woman, something I won’t give up in a thousand years or a hundred life times.
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” – Martin Luther King Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail)
With the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I sat down to reflect and research on the slavery and oppression of black people in the United States of America. This innocent man’s death triggered something in many black people all over the world. A yearning for freedom that hasn’t been seen since the days of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur and so many others. I might not be able to do much as I currently don’t have direct affiliations to the U.S but I’m solidly behind my brothers and sisters. Use your voice, use your hearts, use any means necessary.
“The violence is not new, it’s the cameras that are new” – Ta Nehisi Coates
If they don’t want to peacefully re-adjust the system, then we will sing the very same song they prefer to dance to.
“Usually when people talk about the strength of black people… they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression. That endurance is not to be confused with transfromation” – Bell Hooks.
We will NOT be silent over this ANYMORE. Let them feel our losses and our pain. No one bloody cares about a few stores, or a police station. “You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him” – Booker T. Washington
May the soul of George Floyd and all our brothers, sisters and children who departed this earth because of racial injustice or police brutality Rest In Peace. We will never forget y’all. We can hear your blood crying for vengeance and we will not stop until justice is served.
If you are racist, you need rehabilitation. The fact that you feel threatened by the existence of another man because of the color of his skin makes you a threat to the society. It just shows that you suffer from severe inferiority complex and would only feel better about yourself by putting another person down. You are a criminal and psychopath, PERIOD!