Friday, August 01, 2008


Happy Emancipation Day

My friend asked me this morning why do we still have this holiday. In a way she is right because I knew she was getting at the way the day is treated like just another random day. This is why we shoud celebrate:

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.

Bob Marley

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou

Wont you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs

Bob Marley

Happy Emancipation Day.

For a moment, ah thought U were de poet (figured your blog's name came from Yolanda Adams' song instead of Maya.) Anyway, Happy Emancipation, widout emancipation...
Jubilee! Jubilee!
Dis is de year of Jubilee
Augus mawnin come again
Augus mawnin come again'

(Song of Freed Slaves in Jamaica each year after 1838)
give us us free like cinque
Emancipation from physical slavery, however we a have a long way to go to mentally emancipate ourselves. However lets celebrate that milestone of our emancipation from slavery.
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