i love obama as much as the next person. i really do.
but we ain't done yet. don't think for a moment that we are.
the red black and green is still relevant. we still struggle for relevance, for dignity, for our lives, and to be beautiful.
the media still ignores us (when it's not demonizing us). the industrial prison complex is still eating us alive.
africa is in shambles. and when the mother is in decline, the family is in decline.
i went to see him when he came to baltimore, but i wasn't about to say the pledge. i'm not even sure why they started it up when they did.
i pledge allegiance to olodumare, to the spirits of my ancestors. to my family and my people. not to the flag.
not just after oscar grant had been shot like a dog.
not with adolph grimes dead.
not with this video circulating around the net.
not with palestine being bombed into oblivion.
not with 20 years and counting of black mesa's decimation.
insert your cause here.
while i can't justify the pledge of allegiance yet, i can be very, very glad that we have an intelligent, seemingly level headed black man leading this country. a man who obviously loves his wife and daughters, and one who has already brought a good level of diversity to his cabinet.
change.org is fantastic.
let's hold him to his promises and make sure he has the public mandate necessary to do the work.
thank you, jay.