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Please Wake Up

Brothas and Sistas please help me understand
Why are we trying to destroy our own native land
Many years ago, our ancestors were tortured and killed
So that our families would have a better place to live
It’s not the other races that’s the root of our problems
We’re just too afraid to get off our asses and try to solve them
We need to be held accountable for the things that we’ve done wrong
Instead of pointing fingers and singing the “Blame song”
Majority of our children don’t know how to read or write
And please don’t say it’s because they are not white
We are so caught up on the glamorous things that we see on TV
While our young teens are having babies and spreading VD
I don’t know about you but I’m going to make sure that mine are educated
Because they are the most precious things that I ever created
Although I am so proud to be a beautiful Black African American
I am going to need some help to save this precious land
Don’t get mad for the things that I say
I just know that we can all live a better way
Although you feel that the government is smiling in our face
I want you to remember, that we are the ones destroying our own race
So don’t blame this on the other nationalities
Please wake up because this is part of our realities

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Time for change

I am Barrack Obama
I was born from a generation of great Kings and Queens
I bring change.

I am a husband , a father 
The first black African American president
I am peace
I am hope for the lost and forgotten.

I am a leader who believes in humanity
I believe in progress, prosperity and unity
I see no color
I know no war.

I hear the cries of millions
I feel the pain of thousands
Even though I sit among the mightiest of men
I am humble
I am patient 
I have faith.

I believe in mankind
I believe that nations uniting as one body is the beginning of a new generation.

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Never Forget

Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Never Forget
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: September/2008

       Ebony Ah-fhe kah
Ame kah
Me'Zak-kah Zoo-zak
      Fay lok-bah ha dada
           Ki'Wah he tah

Black African American
       don't ever forget
             where you come
                   from -