As the day closed down on July 31st 2014 and the night rung in, a familiar sight could be seen. Every bar on my way home was filled to capacity. Music blasting from their respective dj’s, shoot, it’s the night before the holiday gotta turn up right? As young and old paraded the streets and the sidewalks the first thing that came to mind, was the flooding of “Redemption Song” posts, Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey quotes on social media the following day.
Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots
For a brief moment I was ashamed of myself, more so ashamed of the way people viewed freedom. Then came the memory of an episode of boondocks. Where Martin Luther King Jr. came back from death to our present time http:// Boondocks MLK Speech: http://youtu.be/tuhiE5-6cRI
Just wish that we would finally take pride in our identities and not be ashamed of who we are. Neither be ashamed of where we really came from. But what do I know……