Black Now Story
Black History .. we go back in the past
To memories that will last … and last
To memories that make us mad like hell
As we listen to stories that would make us rebel
Someone says “Roots” and blood starts to boil
We have visions of how our forefathers toiled.
And there are other keywords that get us riled up
And truthfully I wonder if that will ever stop.
Black history…I wonder how important it is
If it takes us away from our present phase
We remember when we were punished and enslaved
How we were abused from birth to the grave
But it’s so sad to say we can’t dwell on the past
Calling all teachers. Time to start a new class
And I believe that the topic of the class must be
Not just Black History but include Black Now Story
The first Caribbean island to fight for its freedom
Is still, till today, being oppressed by some.
Now they have many new names, they are not called oppressors.
They are now called ambassadors, tourists, investors
These outsiders still provoke the infighting
They stand in the way of Haitians uniting
And after 200 years of freedom from slavery
Haiti is fighting to survive this Black Now Story
Black Now Story. We don’t have to look for people to blame
We don’t have to try to bring anyone shame
We are saying to our brothers, our sisters, to eachother
We say to every one from the land of our mother
Together we must put our shoulders to the wheel
And work on getting a better deal
I must support you and you must support me
If we are to survive this Black Now Story