We still live in a world where we are judge by the color of our skin
We still live in world where we aren't judge by the content of our character.
How long will it take for the Black man to be seen as equal?
How long will it take for our sisters to be regarded as beautiful?
Aren't we all God's Children ?
I am tired of the segregation
Black lives taken away simply because of the color of our skin
Don't we matter ?
Aren't we human too ?
They say slavery has been abolished
Yet how many opportunities will be denied of because we have too much melanin.
What kind of world are we living in ?
Where are the Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and the Martin Luther King of our day?
Where are they ?
Are they in hiding or are they in the bondage of mental slavery ?
They stripped us, took us from our homeland, taken away our freedom and even today the black man is still not free.
Everyday the black man struggle to survive.
Everyday the black man works hard but still never owns the land.
We have been degraded to hip hop, prostitution and gangs.
BUT.. WE ARE MORE...
We are more than the color of our skin.
We are Beauty
We are class
We are Intelligent.
We are strong.
We are Africans and we will not only survive
WE WILL THRIVE.
THE BLACK RACE WILL THRIVE
By Ann-Marie Graham.