The New Jemima, 1964
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing C-4 on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation & social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with 10,000 rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes, knowing that children were inside. The house burned for 45 minutes before hoses were turned on.
Eleven people, including founder John Africa, five adults & five children were killed. The incident also destroyed 65 homes in the area, leaving 250 homeless. Witnesses reported police officers shooting at those trying to escape from the fire that ensued.
MOVE continues to advocate for prisoners’ rights & for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal & nine MOVE members who were found guilty of the murder of a police officer in 1978.
Alive but not living,
Is a tale some know all too well.
Walking dead with cold hearts;
Minds rotten to the core.
Searching for life
To resurrect their soul.
Love is all you need
To awaken what’s inside.
The dead can rise
And the living can die.
Shed away the decay
And watch the life sprout.
They took Cleopatra being Greek to a whole new level.
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my grandmother has all these all around the house
A life altered by a different path
A decision initiated by simple words.
You came into my world
And now fantasy has no hold.
These stars shine brighter now
The moon no longer hides the truth
But when your sun rises
I know reality is with you.
I’ve slept in a fantasy
Dreamt of living life a new
Covered my eyes from seeing
A vision of life without you.
Fantasy vs reality
So hard to choose between the two.
I rather choose a world
That includes the love from you.
Lol. I cant help it, she’s a visionary.
“I feel like Harriet Tubman, except I am trying to free people through underground music, to free themselves creatively and inspirationally.” - Janelle Monáe
Erykah & Janelle