Last time I was spitting game
Scene from Jay-Z’s The Story of OJ
It was about the captivity and shame
That fueled a luxurious change to fame
All black people are the same.
Black culture is synonymous with swag, intelligence, beauty
The swag we brought to the endless cotton that our hands plucked from fields
The education we got from homies like Frederick Douglass who taught us that slavery ain’t nothing but a grave.
The pride we got from black women loving their skin and ignoring negative perceptions of black beauty.
But, I’d rather have the skin of a black prince than that of the antagonist who coined that term, “White Man’s Burden” which should’ve been called “Black Man’s Hell.”
Cuz when blacks spoke out about the intentions of the whites, they got thrown in a cell
Exactly why the duo Malcolm X and MLK fell
Ain’t this ringing a bell?
We are SMART
The only weapon against a white man is a mind that sees a world with more “deadly days” than “wonderful weekends.”
“Common Sense” by Thomas Paine told me that shackles and chains are neither my independence nor my right.
Intellect is the professionalism of Barack Obama, our 44th President, with a walk that put his swag on 2,000.
But Lawd, now we’ve got this gassed up President who‘s starting nuclear wars like it’s child’s play. *shakes head*
One who addressed our brother country Haiti as a “shithole” and clearly doesn’t care about African Americans and their needs.
He has the country questioning if Black Lives really Matter
But they do
Harriet Tubman, is the realest woman in black history, leading slaves out through the Underground Railroad
Rosa Parks, is the reason why we can sit on any part of a bus without the bus driver acting cold
Marcus Garvey, emphasized on universal black power, showing us a leader who is bold.
Truth is in my near future
I’d rather have a white cop pull me over to complement my shoes, rather than trying to shoot me on sight
I’d rather have a white teacher come help me for my needs and not judge my origin instead of calling me nothing and having me wanna fight
Cuz it ain’t right
It’s the kind of unforgiven stupidity that gets me tight.
Cuz this is our February,
At times it may feel like sorrow,
Because I feel like these normal days
May just feel like hell tomorrow.
Cuz Trump is still President,
That means we’re at the end of it.
But we will not die
We have common sense and pride
No matter what disaster we face,
The Lord said He will be our guide
Trump won’t stop my good life.
If I’m forced into labor,
I’ll remind them that the NBA wouldn’t be successful without Jordan and all the black players.
Remind them that we are the juice behind most comedy movies and shows, so no need for haters.
I’ll remind them that Black is beautiful
Black is proud
Black is a blessing
We’re rising as leaders and leaving the crowd.
Curtis Paige |Write to Live Student Contributor
Check out his previous post here: 2017