Black History

by ADDicted

Remember me?
I知 your Black History!
I知 that drug dealer with bleach white Uptown痴 on my feet
Pockets swoll like arthritic feet in the heat
Side arm loaded, ready to cock at a moment痴 notice
Remember me?
I知 your Black History!
I知 your Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, slave ship survivor
Self-educated, single mother, sole income provider
Working three jobs to make ends meet
Do you, do you remember me?
I知 your Black History!
I知 that 10-yr. old that never made it to grade 6
Gunned down in the streets over some bullshit
Remember me, remember me?
I知 your Black History!
I知 that street poet begging for one Mic
Staring up at the ceiling before I go to sleep at night
Wishing that one dayone day I値l make it out the hood
Get a record deal, 泥amn, everything値l be all good
You see, I知 your Black History
I知 that lesson taught left out of textbooks in school
That calculus problem that makes you feel like a fool
The reason why you cut class to hang outside the school
Do youdo you remember me?
I知 your Black History
I知 the Black Holocaust reparations you will never get
I知 the Section 8 housing you and your man live at
I知 that eviction notice taped to the front door
The formula and diapers you don稚 have money for
I知 that high school graduate with aspirations of college
That enlisted in the Army because mommy and daddy couldn稚 afford it
Do youdo you remember me?
I知 your Black History!


Black History by ADDicted

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