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Black History Month Poems: Stop Subjecting Our-Story to One Month!

Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of black Americans and black people throughout history. It is also a time to recognize the ongoing struggle for equality and justice. Poems are a powerful way to express these sentiments, and there are many great poems about black history and the struggle for justice and equality. Here are some selected poems that would change how you have been conditioned to see black history.

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nanny the maroons black history month
Nanny the Maroon

Black Queens

There is no one way to be a black woman. We are strong and beautiful, complex and powerful. We come in all shapes and sizes, and we are unique and special in our own ways. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends, and friends. We are leaders and trailblazers. We are strong and resilient, and we have a tremendous amount of power and potential. Black women have always been a force to be reckoned with. Despite the obstacles they face, they continue to thrive and empower others. They are an inspiration to us all.

Black History Month Poems:

Black Woman

Your womb
Seen as biological threats
To society.

Kill them before
They grow.

Indoctrinate them
Before they become
Wise revolutionaries

Marginalize,
Stigmatize,
Racialize,
weaponize
And criminalize-

Your offspring.
Your blessings
Seen as a curse,
Your gift to humanity
Seen as the worst.

Malcolm X speaking
Malcolm X

The Black Revolutionaries

In any society, there are always those who seek to change it. These people are known as revolutionaries. They may have a variety of motivations, but they all share a common goal: to overthrow the status quo and create a new society. Revolutions can be violent or peaceful, but they always result in major changes.

This Revolution

sit small my brothers
and sisters
you are seen as nothing more
than noisemakers at this stage.

after the dust is settled
the majority you will be back
supporting the enrichment
of the very system
that’s oppressing you.

this revolution
will not be won by
those who were educated
by the same oppressors
who are oppressing our people.

this revolution
will not be successful
with fighter trained
by the oppressors,

this revolution
will not be won by
those who were contaminated
and those who
will be compromised.

Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey

The Purpose of Black History Month

Each year, Americans observe Black History Month in February. The month-long celebration honors the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Although African Americans have made significant contributions to society in all areas of life, their stories are often left out of the mainstream historical narrative. Black History Month provides an opportunity for all Americans to learn about the unique and important role that black Americans have played in our nation’s history.

Black History Month-I Am Black Everyday

how dare you throw
scraps of history morsels
at our-story table?

how dare you!

your brainwashing
and indoctrinating
will trap the willing weak,
but we see through
your scheming and trickery.

how dare you
subject our-story to one month
with cherry-picked quotes
form the same revolutionaries
who you
vilified
crucified, and
victimized
while they were alive.

keep you’re his-tory!
i will keep living and promoting
our-story,
my-story, daily.

keep your black history month!

Black Lives Will Always Matter

Since the early days of America, black lives have always mattered less. Whether it was through slavery, Jim Crow laws, or the war on drugs, black lives have been systematically oppressed and devalued in America. Today, the Black Lives Matter movement is working to change that. The movement began in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It has since grown into a global movement, with chapters in dozens of countries.

Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley

Revolutionary Words

from the graveyards
scattered across the globe
they still speak.

it was written
and spoken before;
these revolutionary words,
still echo
from the souls
whom they sent
to an early grave.

they were successful
in killing the bodies
but the revolutionary spirits
liveth.

We See Dem Schemes and We Know Dem Plots

Since the early days of our country, young revolutionary minds have fought and died for the beliefs they hold dear. Whether it is protesting for civil rights or fighting in a war, these young people risk everything in the hopes of making a difference. Too often, their lives are cut short by those who do not share their convictions. This senseless violence must stop if we ever hope to achieve peace and progress. We must honor the lives of these young revolutionaries by continuing their fight for justice and equality.

Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara

Vultures

i see them
perched on privileged fences,
waiting, waiting.
waiting for the ideal opportunity.

i see them
with laser beam visions
plotting and scheming
against the indoctrinated masses.

i see them
with angelic smiles in public
but wicked intentions
behind dark doors.

i see them
in their propaganda plumage
flying in their social circles
of death
inconspicuous to the innocent.

i see them
acclaimed emperors of evil
instigating and agitating
the willing majority with
economic domination on their minds.

i see them
the familiar ones
who soar gracefully
but will devour you with swift talons.

i see them
the architects of social engineering
with one goal in mind,
divide and dominate.

We Can’t Take Your Slogans No More

In a world where people are constantly inundated with advertisements, it is hard to imagine a time when slogans were not used to control the minds of the people. Slogans are short, memorable phrases that are often repeated to create an impression in the minds of the people. They are used to persuade people to think or behave in a certain way. Politicians and marketers have long understood the power of slogans and use them to influence public opinion.

Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Nkrumah

The Slogan Pageant

i’ve seen and heard
these slogans before.
i have seen the numerous signs
and placards too.

how different is it going
to be this time around?
i have seen the burning
and the looting before
in the streets.

what makes you think
after all this is over
we will achieve the change
needed by the minorities?

i have seen the protestors
like an ant colony on the move before
and i have also seen the impostors
parading as freedom fighters
and justice seekers.

what is different this time around?
i have heard and seen
the spin doctors turning
and twisting the facts
to suit their agendas.

what will be different
this time around?
they killed Martin Luther King
and his dream then immortalized
him with a one-liner-
“i have a dream”

they slaughtered brother Malcolm
and continues to kill us
by “any means necessary.”

i am sitting here this evening
in the company of brother Bob
watching how
the brainwashed education
continues to turn so many
of us into gullible fools.

Conclusion

In conclusion, black history should be celebrated every day, not just for one month. We should continue to share our stories and educate others about the important contributions of blacks throughout history. Let’s work together to make sure that black history is recognized and respected 365 days a year.

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