It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

Civil Rights is so much deeper than Rosa Park and Martin Luther King who have been promoted as the King and Queen of Civil Rights. It should be understood that  their methods have been primarily taught by white america because of it’s lack of what they deem “Radical” and “Reverse racist”. This is no fault of their’s and Dr. Kings message as been diluted and contained to “I Have a Dream” while Rosa Parks simple but powerful resistance to racism is favored over any radical speech and/or actions.

Delve deeper into the Civil Rights movement research the work of Ida B. Wells and Fannie Lou Hamer two Black women who fought just as hard as some of the more well known names

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