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The beauty of being Black ...

Submitted: April 24, 2017

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"Instead of asking how we can make reparations for slavery, colonialism, and Apartheid, or how we can equalize academic scores and incomes, we should instead be asking questions like 'Does human civilization actually need the black race?' 'Is Black genocide right?' and if it is, 'What would be the best and easiest way to dispose of them?'"



-  Richard Spencer, Alt Right Leader and White Nationalist



“We can't even agree on black lives matter. That´s a controversial statement. Black lives matter. Not matters more than you. Just matters. Matters. Just matters. That's where we're starting in negotiations. Matters… What the fuck is less than matters? Black lives exist… We always ask for the lowest common denominator. We ask for the lowest rights… They don't tell you black lives don't matter… They hit you with that slick shit, “Well, all lives matter“… Really, semantics… Why do black people have to get over shit so quickly? … Slavery. “Oh, that was 400 years ago“. Segregation. “You guys got Black History Month out of it, come on, we gave you February“. Police shootings. “Eh, that was two weeks ago, come on, you still, still…“. 9/11. “Oh, never forget“. That´s why this September I'm getting a t-shirt that says, “All Buildings Matter“.



-  Michael Che, Comedian 








Within this Melanin


Flows the revolutionary spirit


That brought Haiti's independence


This Melanin lit the


Courage of Nat Turner


Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X


And Martin Luther King


This Melanin triggered


The scientific minds


Of the African Moors


And the American


Benjamin Banneker


This Melanin gave birth


To artists such as


Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington


And Idris Elba


This Melanin is within


The ink of Maya Angelou


Langston Hughes, the Notorious B.I.G.


Tupac Shakur, Nas and J. Cole


This Melanin


Allowed the wool-haired


Jesus Christ


To save those suffering


Under poverty, sickness,


And injustice


This Melanin


Will be the dominant


Gene of any offspring


And I'll tell my child


To not just look ahead


But to also look back


At the Great Melanated


Men and Women


Who came before you


Be proud


Of your Dark Skin,


Full Lips,


And Curly Hair


You are a successor


Of great genes and have the potential


To achieve whatever you


Put your mind to


Don't waste your Melanin


Don't lose all


You have within


Make your ancestors proud


Look within, fully embrace


And express


All that's within


Our Melanin




  - K.S. Fort




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