The Hate caught my attention.
But white folks say it was the event
that took place that caused them
to make that decision.
Slavery, segregation, and boom
flames in the air.
And yet they don’t seem to care.
The Trail of Tears, African-Americans, and Native Americans
To being here (2022) and no justice being returned there, Oklahoma (1921)
But it’s beyond, it’s about the payment
Imagine you as a child playing in your basement
and you look up and it’s flames
burning your childhood pavement.
Was it the jealousy of Gurley, Stadford, or Smiterman?
What was the real reason for the hurt
to make Black Wall Street and
Tulsans’ lives end up in the dirt?
It took the damage of burning
a thriving black community
to get Black People to die.
But still, we rebuild and rise.
The American Dream was never real.
How could it be when
African-Americans are always
put in the lower class.
Out to be killed and put last
What does it take for it to come to an end?
All the lives that were taken away
Emmett Till, Martin Luther, Malcolm X, Turner, Hampton?
What does it take to break this chain,
to see this unbearable rain?
The decision of killing 300 black Tulsans, leaving thousands homeless
with no food, boneless.
The brutality that was done is not going to stop black communities
it leaves us to build up our own opportunities.
We are going to fly and take this message nationwide.