When we say BLACK girls and BLACK boys must be protected at all costs, it is because society has shown time and time again that their/our lives, their/our dignity, and their/our future is of little to no importance to them.
We don’t say ‘ALL’ for a reason; ‘all’ of us are not afforded the same things, like justice. “All” of us are not seen as precious enough to be protected. “All” of us are not lost, stolen, or forgotten.
You step up and puff out the crooked ‘S’ on your chest and say ‘all’ when you’re already in that number. We speak out and say ‘black’ because we should be, too.
I don’t want a model, I don’t want a movie star…I just want someone true. I just want someone to smoke with me bae. And lay with me bae, and laugh with me baby….I just want the simple things 😌
Exhale it all, make it as elusive as the wind…
21 years ago today no one expected you to see your 2nd birthday let alone your 22nd. You have defeated odds and conquered battles since before you could walk and you’ve been blazing trails since. Darrell Wayne Williams I love you with all my heart. We are descendants of the same set of genitals and no bond gets closer than that. I am proud of the man you have become and ecstatic for the man you are destined to be. No matter what, you stop at nothing to achieve and Im blessed to call you my sibling! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 😩😁😍😘😊🎁🎋🎉🎊🎈🎌💝 #throwback #chicago #hellafam #fatherandson
Once you find your shoulders dropping
And your speech gets slow and hazy
You better change your way of being
Before you found your brain got lazy
You can build a better future when you join the winning team
If you desire a bright tomorrow, you must build a brighter dream
Dare to let your dreams reach beyond you
Know that history holds more than it seems
We are here alive today because our ancestors dared to dream
From Africa they lay in the bilge of slave ships
And stood half naked on auction blocks
From eastern-Europe they crowded in vessels overloaded with immigrants
And were mis-named on Ellis island
From South America and Mexico, from Asia, they labored in sweat shops
From all over the world, they came to America
Many shivering in rags, and still they dared to dream
Let us dream for today and for tomorrow
Let us dare to dream. - The Dreamer.
Rest in Passion to my poetic Mother, Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014