(Source: She Rox Lox)

Black History Month Selection:: Tanya Stephens

So we’ve come a long way from the chains and the cane fields….A long way from the back of the bus…
Shoulda brought along a little map for the travelling, seems we’ve come a long way from us…
Squander our money waiting on reparation, never make plans for retirement day
Who’s to be blamed for our lack of preparation now we done spent every dime of our pay on big pimping, flossing every dollar we’ve got on the much less fortunate Small thinking got us bound tighter than the chains that we try to forget….

Tell me now Malcolm, do we hurt your pride?
Can you hear me now Rosa, was it worth the ride?
Can you see me now Marcus we’re still not unified, no we’re not… 
So tell me now Martin, is this why you died?

So we’ve come a long way from picking cotton, many never thought they’d live to see the day when Bush pick Rice, But if all you’ve become is another house nigga baby tell me was it worth all the sacrifice? Get outa my way while I climb to the top now but be sure to catch me if I fall from grace Cause heaven forbid if what i chase should reject me. You know i’m gonna need a warm black embrace. We used to stack guns, prepare for revolution – Was the only way of getting wrong put right – Now we think all our problems  can be solved with shooting – And we’ve forgot why we started to fight

So we belittle we bredda so we can seem bigger, Now we so damn proud fi call we self ‘nigga’ , And being a bad man is good thing, Now being a good man is a bad thing. So it’s rich or poor, black or white….Sit and be trampled or get up and fight?
After so many years it’s still hard to adjust Even when the front is empty we still move to the back of the bus….

Tell me now Malcolm, do we hurt your pride?
Can you hear me now Rosa, was it worth the ride?
Can you see me now Marcus we’re still not unified, no we’re not… 
So tell me now Martin, is this why you died?

(Source: She Rox Lox)

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