Rest With Jesus Amiri Baraka Your Efforts For The Afrikan Race Will Live On



Rest With Jesus Amiri Baraka Your Efforts For The Afrikan Race will Live On Forever You've Inspired Me

In lieu of true focus and brainstorming, rebranding and taking a month off social media, not because of lack of self control, but because of growth. I awake to news that made my heart sink. Amiri Baraka has passed, Rest In Peace just doesn’t do it for me. The many times i’ve met this man, performed in-front of him and his family, and the deep connection he plays in the reason I started to write and perform poetry Rest in peace just doesn’t seem like enough…

When i was a freshmen in high school Amiri Baraka was my shadow mentor, Halim Suliman, his brother, his friend, HIS TWIN lolll pulled me aside and said, you remind me of him, so here take this research Amiri and perform this piece. The piece was ‘Why Is We Americans’ by Amiri Baraka in which Suliman let us know; Ya’ll call him by his real name Amiri (pronounced Amidi) Baraka.


That poem electrified me! It lifted me, it changed my way of thinking, and writing, and even though at that young age it was very difficult to understand and perform, I worked hard at it, and when I met Amiri Baraka for the first time, Halim Suliman told him about the poem I was performing, and the conversation we had will always remain in my spirit.


TERRY CREWS MOLESTED SPEAKS OUT


Rest With Jesus Amiri Baraka for the work you’ve done for the Afrikan American RACE will live on forever, you’ve done enough, thank you so much! God Bless! From this day on I declare Jan 9th AMD (Amiri Baraka Day – a day of truth, poetry, and freedom) LoVe -T <3


Amiri Baraka Why Is We Americans?

Because
 No how we find
 our selfs
 over here
 in Dis
 Because

tragic history
 relatives
 mother
 father
 farther

But can slavery
 the evil ghost-them self
 taked us tooked us
 crooked us,, higgers all the way back
 was black
 now they white

was this is was
 why is we is
 do we do say
 all kinds...Hey! Eye! I!

Does them we is
 them what aint not
 we was
 to them
 is us older where the
 gone was dead    ok
 was dead

Why is we
 American?

Say, Hey, Willie
 Mays, Say Hey, Say what
 But, you got to
 tell me

You got to
 tell me
 tell me

Why is we
 Americans
 Wherever we is
 is the same black
 belt, aint never been
 Free, since we was
 Selt!

Where who
 did
 was?

Why it
 there

We want?

Why we
 Americans
 mother
 fucker

You sir
 tell
 why we

Americans
 dumb
 bastard

is you is
 sucker

!!!!!!!

© 2013 Tahir Register
TheBLACKMedia On Twitter

No Gossip, No Rumors, No Negativity!