Tribes & Vibes
Can I kick it? With you
By the candle light & the sky blue?
I’ll find a way to your heart
You’ll fall in love with me too
Picture the scenario, chillin
With our eyes low
Music on, electric relaxation
And watch the time go
I talk while you put on your lip balm
And freestyle to the rhythm of your heart beat
You got it going on
I gaze into your eyes, your voice is smooth like jazz
Vibes and stuff , we reminisce
I pray this moment will last
Since when was it okay to call a woman “groupie”
for supporting a male artist?
When she could be just a fan.
You make assumptions when she takes flicks with a man.
Calling her a whore for wearing a tight dress is unacceptable.
She’s not dumb for being in the club on weekends.
Her personality could be incredible.
But you will never know. You will never get to know her,
When you believe everyone else that doesn’t.
But you don’t know any better.
Just because she’s single doesn’t mean she’s unhappy.
She likes to wear Mac , but that doesn’t mean she’s ugly.
Her occupation doesn’t define her, she’s just another woman working to live.
She may have some nice curves, but they’re not easy to give.
Don’t call her a bitch just because she’s not into you.
She’s not into girls because she doesn’t want to sleep with you.
She’s close with your homies, but she’s not a homey hopper.
& She’s not stuck up just because she speaks proper.
Pretty doesn’t mean she’s mixed, long hair doesn’t mean she has weave
No help to provide for herself, but why is that hard for you to believe?
One of a kind, a young woman with an open mind.
She gives people like you no worry.
She won’t let your words dim her shine.
Who do I call?
Before I end it all
Who’s there for me?
Alone is what I’m used to being
Who will help me heal?
My arms are in pain
To whom am I a slave to?
The demons locked me in chains
Why do I fear?
The devil stands before me in fire
What have I succumbed to?
My soul is tired
How long will this go on?
There’s bloodstains on my bed
How much longer?
Am I close to being dead?
Are you my hero?
Help me let go
This is more than a sign
Don’t ignore what you already know
I’ve lost strength & power
I suffer every hour
Will you wipe the tears from my face?
Don’t you feel my heart race?
Save me , it means a lot .
Rescue me before my heart stops .
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), The FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it.
The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.
The LAPD goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is
yelling: “Okay! Okay! I’m a rabbit! I’m a rabbit!”
i like my crooked teeth
a jagged city skyline
in my smile i can talk for miles
i tried on silence once
and discovered falling in line isn’t
really my style— she said
my incisor sat sideways
and i said yes that one never
walked the straight and narrow
and maybe i’ve crossed
the line too many times
but that’s what she liked most
my grin saying
“brace yourself baby
i’m a crooked
11. Black History eBook Pack 11: Frantz Fanon
- The Wretched of the Earth
- Black Skin White Masks
- Toward the African Revolution
- A Dying Colonialism
If you are following my blog you know that i have shared many Black History eBook packs. This is pack number 11! It is compressed in a RAR file. If on a mac use Zipeg to uncompress the file. If on Windows you use WinRAR. All the files in the folder are pdf’s. You can view on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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9. Black History eBook Pack 9: Benjamin Banneker
- Benjamin Banneker’s Almanacs 1972-1977
- African American Mathmatician and Astronomer
- Pioneering Scientist
- Memoir of Benjamin Bannaker
- A Sketch in the Life of Benjamin Banneker
- Letters to Thomas Jefferson
You can find eBook Packs 1-9 here: http://black-culture.tumblr.com/ebooks
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory.
If she could dance
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river,
She would know.
But there are no palm trees
On the street,
And dish water gives back no images.
White people invented black people to give white people identity..
- James Baldwin
Being a colored women is a metaphysical concept I haven’t conquered yet.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
25 Books That Every African American Should Read
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by “The New Yorker” for “encompassing…every feeling and experience a woman has ever had,” “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.