Though this blog is for people of all backgrounds, being that today is the first day of Black History Month, I’m going to take a step from the professional side of things to honor the legacy of those who fought, are fighting, and will fight for equality for people of all backgrounds.
Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit, from pole to pole
I thank the only God there is for saving my soul
From the threat of slavery as we knew it
But truly, it just switched forms as they often do it
“They” being the powerful. “They” being the rich
“They” being those who pay rappers more for saying “nigga” and “bitch”
Brother and nigga, same number of syllables
But one does something that the other doesn’t to our mental and our physical
The language we use numbs us to the pain
There is power words. There is power in names
Know that your ancestors marched for something much greater
The time to fight is now. We are not promised later
Sandra has no later. Neither does Tamir
Nor do the Johns, Crawford or Ferrell. Am I being clear?
Black lives only mattered when, on them, a price tag was placed
Then we were pacified by false prophets like MA$E
So, this month, don’t just remember, but also set a plan
Right now, it’s death to the system which birth the Ku Klux Klan
Let’s fight a righteous war. The Haves vs. the Have Nots
And be willing to give it all you have got
I don’t care about being on the right side of history. I care about doing right.
And, after right is done, just as I came, I will step back into the night.
Make making black history a priority.