we been cookin for a long time. it's time to eat. enjoy the meal and don't talk unnecessarily if there's food on your plate

malcolm x was a man. remember that. 
ella baker was a woman. remember that. 
mlk was a pastor. remember that. 
octavia butler wrote stories. remember that. 
ta nehisi-coates writes comics. remember that. 
bell hooks is a professor. remember that. 
gil-scott heron was a poet. remember that.
tupac arose. remember ...

I don’t wanna see race anymore

Because if I see race then I fail to see something in the way of things

Something that hallowed our evil ways and vilified our saints

That herded off our heroes over hypes gone but not forgotten

A fourth got more, but more died poor


I don’t wanna ...