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Opposite

What if we have been calling things by the wrong name?
What if everything was the opposite of how we actually see them?
What if the land was called the sea, and the sea the land?
What If the moon was the sun, and the sun the moon?
What if black was white, and white was black?

Think. Think. Think.

Wait, what if black was white and white was black?
What if black was white and white was black?
What if, what if Blacks were the oppressors and the oppressed were White?
What if Blacks were ole massa and Whites obeyed their every command?
What if Blacks gained profit and Whites were beaten and sold?

What if Blacks were at home enjoying a meal while Whites out in the field?
What if Martin Luther King sat back on God’s word and watched the injustice take place while Whites marched the streets for a better life?
What if Blacks blew up a church where four little White girls died?
What if after almost 50 years many Blacks still hate the existence of Whites?
What if Black cops targeted and killed White boys and girls?

What if we have been calling things by the wrong name?
What if everything was the opposite of how we actually see them?
What if black was white, and white was black?
What if you were me?

Author Notes: None

Silenced No More

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It will be as if my mouth grew extra lips.

Each pair will spit words like justice, peace, and equality,

All things that Black Lives Matter stands for.

When one mouth is closed, the other will take its place.

There will be no more silence when objections are loud,

Objections to police brutally, objections to the justice system, and objections to a school system design to keep us below average.

There will be no more silence when the oppressed rise up,

Rise up through war, peaceful war and protest,

The type of protest the Dr. Martin Luther King preached.

Fighting violence with violence only cause more death,

The death of a mother, the death of a father, the death of sisters, and the death of brothers.

If we do not act now, we will all be responsible for their deaths, their funerals, and the many who will mourn  for them.

Act now, reminisce later.

 

Today In Black History

February 12, 1909
On this date:
NAACP ~ founded after riot in Springfield, Il

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is most often associated with the civil rights movement of the 1960s; however, it was found in 1909, making it the oldest (and largest) civil rights organization in the United States.

The political and legal organization was founded by such notable citizens as WEB DuBois and Ida B Wells. Perhaps one of its greatest successes was the formation of the Legal Defense and Education Fund. Through that mechanism, and with the help of such dedicated individuals as Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP has had a significant impact on ensuring the legal rights of all Americans.

Love Your Skin

Love Your Skin. It's From Africa
Love Your Skin. It’s From Africa

 

As black women, we are often trying to cover up our true and natural beauty. Black is beautiful, so love the skin you are in. It’s Africa’s gift to you!

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Size Chart

LENGTH SLEEVE WIDTH
S 28″ 8″ 19″
M 29″ 8.5″ 20.75″
L 30″ 9″ 22″
XL 31″ 9.5″ 24.25″
2XL 32″ 10″ 26″
3XL 33″ 10.5″ 28.25″
4XL 34″ 11″ 30.5″
5XL 35″ 11.5″ 32″

 

Love Your Skin

Love Your Skin. It's From Africa
Love Your Skin. It’s From Africa

 

As black women, we are often trying to cover up our true and natural beauty. Black is beautiful, so love the skin you are in. It’s Africa’s gift to you!

Design will be printed on

Teespring Premium Tee – $22.99

*back is plain black

Click Here to Order!

 

 

Size Chart

LENGTH SLEEVE WIDTH
S 28″ 8″ 19″
M 29″ 8.5″ 20.75″
L 30″ 9″ 22″
XL 31″ 9.5″ 24.25″
2XL 32″ 10″ 26″
3XL 33″ 10.5″ 28.25″
4XL 34″ 11″ 30.5″
5XL 35″ 11.5″ 32″

 

Sounds Of The City

Beep, beep, beep
This what I hear as I stare out of the window 
Onto the streets of this city
This city is D.C.

This city is loud
This loud city Is unfair
This city is rich
But also poor
For all its beauty
There’s ugliness too

The sounds of this city are not for me
The construction trucks, with their loud roars and clashes,
Are not for me
They’re not for anything like me
Not my skin color, or my hair texture
Not for my disability, nor my many abilities

Beep, beep, beep
I hear again
As I stare out of the window 
Onto the streets of this city
D.C. is the name
God I hate this lovely city

Author Notes: Life is full of pain

 

A Book Not Yet Written

Cliff/flickr
Cliff/flickr

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

—Toni Morrison