So many people think Old People Stories have No Relevance in this so-called “New Day”….REALITY CHECK…WRONG.
Old People Stories are More Powerful than any College in the World…no matter how many awards that So-Called Highest Learning College Might Obtain.
History Jabbing Us Right In The Face.
Old People Are Living, Walking Classrooms.
If We Want to Live, Learn how to Manuever & Strategize wt Internal Devils & Devils walking on 2’s, we “Betta Get at The Ole Folks.”
How Long do you/we think they gon be round?
Civil Rights of The Past is “Live in Living Color”…2014.
Pull Out that Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album…..Pull Out that Curtis Mayfield. Go through his Solo albums. Pull Out Gil Scott-Heron, Bob Marley, Steve Wonder, The Last Poets, Pull Out Conscious MC’s from the late 1980’s & 90’s up to 2014 —KRS-1, Rakim, Nas, Dead Prez, Killah Priest, The Roots, Mos Def, The Fugees, X-Clan, Lauryn Hill, The Guru, Common, Cassidy, Dead Prez, Big Krit, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy, Sista Soldier, Professor Griff, and many More.
We not short of Conscious MC’s.
Dig into the Plays. Theatre….Pull Out Langston Hughes Plays, Zora Neale Hurston Plays, Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, August Wilson, Maya Angelou, Ossie & Ruby Dee & and many more.
Pull Out Our Great DJELI’S/Griots (Griots-French name/Oral Historian)….JA Rogers, Arthur Shomburg, Dr. Leo Hansberry, Dr. Chancellor Williams, Dr. Willis Huggins of The Old Harlem History Club, John G. Jackson, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Ben, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, George GM James, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, CLR James, George Padmore, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Walter Rodney and many other Historians.
Pull Out Our Freedom Fighters…Nat Turner, Toussant L Overture, Desalines, Boukman, Granny Nanny, Yaa Astantewa, Mary McCleod Bethune, Ida B. Wells, Fanny Lou Hamer, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, (Farrakan, living right now–listen to that brother)….and so many more.
Pull Out Our Writers & Poets…..
We must never think we can outrun the long arms of history. We are connected…the past, the present & future.
(Oh, by the way…I got that Marvin Gaye….”What’s Going On” album pumping in my Headphones as I write.)
Love Y’all Family….let’s keep our heads up. Unite, lookout for each other & defend for each other.
Disunity. Forget that.