What happens when red and white stripes They feel like cold steel prison bars Excerpt of July 4th/American Dream by Kristin Richardson Jordan America is the abusive mother I never should have had Somehow she bore those hours of labor and nursed me so as a child I managed not to die but I still have this suicidal behavior… Excerpt of Mother America by Kristin Richardson Jordan The great American flag is wrapped and dragged with explosives Compulsive disorder, sons and daughters Barricaded blocks and borders Look at what you taught us! … It’s murder on …. backstreets, Wall Street, corporate offices, banks, employees, and bosses with homicidal thoughts But is America honest, or do we bask in sin?… It’s nasty when You set us up, then roll the dice – then bet us up You overnight the big rifles, then tell FOX to be scared of us Gang members or terrorists, et cetera, et cetera America’s reflection of me, that’s what a mirror does. Excerpt of song XXX by Kendrick Lamar Credit goes to: Our Kristin …
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph
I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it. Tupac Shakur
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman quotes ._
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.-Toni Cade Bambara Suggested Reading: The Black Woman: An Antology
” a person who stands for nothing will fall for anything ” -Malcom X Suggested Reading: Autobiography Of Malcolm X
“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings” – Nelson Mandela I found myself thinking of this quote today as I agree with Nelson Mandela’s words.
To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way. – June Jordan .