Blackness Arise.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Griot, Ras
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754401
Full Text: --Ras Griot, Washington DC
Blackness Arise

   I am Black

   Black as beginning
   Black from creation
   Father of nations

   I am Dark,
   from whence cometh light.

   My Black soul
   spans black holes
   In universal cosmos

   This Black soul
   was stole in trans-Atlantic time travel
   smuggled cargo in Western darkness
   birthing new Blackness

   De-humanized, De-cultured and Distorted Blackness
   Black-list beings in American dream.
   Original kings entombed in cell-block cages
   Institutionalized, life-sucking Blackness

   Moon-less sky over project windows
   As black boys cry at best friend funerals.
   Black boys lost in American project
   Black man soul in American darkness
   Black man stole from African continent

   Black redemption is repatriation
   Black mind,
   traverse time
   Back to creation

   North Star constellation
   Guide Black Star navigation

   Black man land on African sand
   African stand on African land
   African dance on African shore
   African consciousness is Blackness restored.
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