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By Sevgi Fernandez
You profile us, beat us, kill our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers
You use your state given power to murder, beat, rape and demean us with the hope deep inside that you can hold us down, keep us down and stop the inevitable end of your white supremacy
But we are a resilient people,
Kings and Queens destined for greatness and we will have justice BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
Our history and adversity has bred a strength you cannot imagine or ignore.
Retribution, restitution and the rise of our people is written.
Our knowledge and culture and determination leads us, we will not stand down, we will not stand idly by...
We will rise
We will challenge your system and tear it apart with our love, our tears, our hearts and our determination to honor all those before us who have paid the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of your hate
We will meet you head on, unafraid and willing to pay with our lives if necessary until your system of corruption and protection dies at our hands, as our people have died at yours
Make no mistake the day will come
We will rise, as Kings and Queens
We will rise
Black Power is not just a statement but a reality within each of us, growing each time you attempt to steal our souls and stamp us out, we will rise and meet you head on
Knowledge is POWER and we shall overcome
Black power, Black excellence
Equality, Equity and Freedom are our Future✊🏾
We will RISE 🙌🏾