“I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”- June Jordan
"Steps Toward Change"
Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction
Black America is still not free. Despite the abolition of slavery and passage of civil rights laws, something still holds our people back.......ourselves. We must change how we treat each other before others learn how to treat us.
"They shooting brothers before they even tell them put their hands up! Crooked cops, got a brother scared to drive, probably thinking that I'm slanging man I see it in their eyes. But inside of my pocket is a dollar plus a dream......" - J. Cole