James Baldwin, Odetta, Ralph Ellison, Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee.
via African Heritage City.
Mother and Father’s heroes
My mother and my father’s heroes
Someone thought they never would rise
Someone imagined death a splendid cover
But they covered the world with medicine
Like water seeking the lowest level
Healing a people in a time of unspeakable pain
My applause, rains diamonds in strength
My applause , a thief of every corrupt breath,
Taking this one sign, a requirement today.
by Aileen Muhammad, copyright 2013