George Jackson University            

Long Live The Dragon

To: THE BLACK WOMAN

OUR SISTAHS, WIVES, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS AND NIECES

We send our special Love, Respect and Appreciation to you beautiful and special Black women for your special, caring support and understanding during these tough times of Freedom struggle and survival. And for your strength, intelligence and fighting will to stand tall with us and carry on in the spirit of our freedom – Loving Ancestors.

WE SALUTE YOU

THE NEW AFRIKAN/ BLACK MAN

YOUR BROTHAS, HUSBANDS, SONS, FATHERS AND NEPHEWS

SOFT EBONY

TANNED BY THE SUN TO A CRISP BLACK EBONY HUE,

NOTHING ELSE BLACK CAN BE AS BLACK AND PRETTY BLACK AS YOU.

FROM THE SHORES OF AFRICA, YOU WERE CAPTURED AND STOLE,

BROUGHT TO AMERICA, YOU WERE CHAINED AND SOLD,

MADE TO WORK IN HOT FIELDS ALL DAMN DAY,

SERVED A CRACKER, CALLED HIM MASTER AND GOT NO PAY…

YO MAN, YO CHILDREN TAKEN FROM YOUR SIDE,

STRIPPED OF YOUR LANGUAGE, YOUR CULTURE AND YOUR PRIDE…

FINALLY IT WAS SAID THAT BLACKS HAVE SOULS,

BECAUSE AFTER 400 YEARS, WHITES HAD ACCOMPLISHER THIR GOAL,

BEATING OUT OUR STRENGTH WITH WHIPS IN THEIR HANDS,

THEY USED UP OUR STRENGTH TO BUILD UP THEIR LANDS...

NOW A MAN NAMED LINCOLN WHO WE THOUGHT WOULD BE KIND.

TOOK THE YOKES OFF OUR NECKS, BUT LEFT THE CHAINS ON OUR MINDS,

BREAKING OUT THAT DARKNESS, WE SHOUTED WE ARE FREE,

SO WE HEADED FOR THE NORTH SO FILLED WITH GLEE…

LYNCHINGS, JIM CROW, NO BREAKS IF YOU’RE BLACK,

YEAH, TRYING TO GET AHEAD JUST PUSHED US FURTHER BACK,

NOW SOME MEN AMONG US HAD TO BE STRONG,

SO WE CALLED UPON THEM AND THEY CAME RIGHT ALONG…

MEN LIKE MARTIN AND MALCOLM JUST TO NAME TWO,

THEY MAD THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ME AND YOU…

SOFT EBONY EYES SET WASY FROM THE TEARS,

YOU BEGAN TO FEEL THE PSYCHOSIS OF 400 YEARS,

IVVING IN ABANDONED, FORGETING THE DREAM,

NOT CARING TO REMEMBER THAT YOU ONCE WERE A QUEEN…

AND TO HELP US SINK DEEPER INTO THE PITS,

THEY REPLACED INDEPENDENCE WITH THAT WELFARE SHIT,

THE CRACK OF A WHIP BECAME A ROCK OF CRACK,

ADDING ANOTHER STRAIN TO BREAK OUR PEOPLE’S BACKS…

FROM A PROMINENT LAND WHERE WE REIGNED ON THE THRONE,

TO DWELL IN GHETTOES AND CALL TENEMENT HOME,

FROM SKILLS ON YOUR BACKS AND A CROWN OF LIFE ON YOU HEAD,

TO RAGS ON YOUR ASS AND A MIND THAT’S DEAD…

RISE UP SOFT EBONY AND SHOW THE WORLD YOU CARE,

DON’T PUT THE WEIGHT ON OTHERS, CARRY YOUR OWN SHARE

SOFT EBONY TANNED BY THE SUN TO A CRISP BLACK EBONY HUE,

NOTHING ELSE BLACK CAN BE AS BLACK AND PRETTY BLACK AS YOU!!!

BY JAMES B. X (Baridi)