Consider for a moment the numerous attempts
at total genocide for black people world -wide over
the past four hundred years. Lynchings, beatings,
rapes, hangings & castrations. Yet, we still be here!
These were replaced with drugs & targeted laboratory
diseases. These inflicted upon all black neighborhoods.
What was in those frequent free immunization vaccines?
What happend at Tuskegee was real: syphilis experiments.
Wards washed away in land -grab plots Re-building
with a sorrow so deep that it cannot be named. We, then
turned upon one another, acting out in rages so deep,
without understanding and nameless. Yet, we still be here!
Why do white women still clutch their purses on
those elevators at Neiman Narcus? Why do white
people still look with suspicion upon us when we have
been here so very long? What are they afraid of? Might
it be a deep-seated fear of the proverbial
chickens coming home to roost? What white person
in the suburbs does not know that their family wealth
was gotten off of our backs? Why are they so shocked
when the sources of their over-priveleged lifestyes are
exposed to the light of moral truth?
Why wasn't there a moral example from the white
slave owner to the newly freed slaves? Why were
newly freed slaves given the model of greed and
lust for riches, and that by any means necessary?
Oh yes, the clutching of purses and video cameras
are a must to hold on to the riches earned by others.
Why has there not been forthcoming knowledge of
the extent ot unbridled greed? Yet, we still be here!
Why are young white people who steal our vocal styles
and moves put upon a pedestal when so many souful
voices go unheard due to shut doors? Where is the
justice in all of this: tanning salons, collagen lips, and
white girls with big butts? Why imitation & repudiation?
Why are so many rich black and famous targeted and
maligned? It is all about taking back the wealth, and that
by any and all means necessary. Yet, we still be here!
What will we do with what is left of time?
Our people, strong enough to survive the Great
Crossing, master's rapings and beatings, our own
broken family units, our shredding of our own flesh.
Will we enter an age of enlightenment, will we have
our renaissance? Will we continue to live on past
accomplishments as if they happened yesterday?
Grandmothers watch and pray as they always have.
This IS the ultImate reason why yet, we still be here.