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Oppressor Approved Protests?

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No true protest has ever been oppressor approved” -Enid Gaddis

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Makeovers vs. Takeovers

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“Makeovers are great. TAKEOVERS are better.”

-Enid Gaddis, Black Mail

Conversation With A Queen!

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Today I was fortunate to hear some powerful gems shared by a QUEEN that I greatly admire…. Melita Travis-Johnson! One of these gems was the one listed above.

When it comes to racism and other “isms” faced by black people; we can rest assured that there are MANY forms and layers of oppression that impact us all collectively.

We must remain UNITED and vigilant in fighting oppression in all of its forms.

James Baldwin Quote

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A child cannot be taught by anyone that despises him.”

-James Baldwin

Removing Symbols vs. Eliminating Substance

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Powerful quote from Rev. Dr. William Barber: “If statues come down racism can still be up.”

Celebrate The Skin You’re In!!

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Quote: “My color is my joy, not my burden.” -Bebe Moore Campbell

MLK Quote

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MLK made this statement in Memphis, TN in 1968. Sanitation Workers there sought his assistance in gaining better working conditions and pay for its black workers.

Black Women: WE BE Surviving”!

Black History:  Special Delivery!! Quote: “Black women be surviving; don’t we?” -Lhea J. Love

This quote speaks volumes!  “WE BE SURVIVING” was inspired by this quote. The poem celebrates African American SHEros, survivors, past and present who made a difference!

“WE BE SURVIVING……..”

Momma did it!

Grandma did it!

Great grandma did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Rosa did it!

Harriet did it!

Sojourner did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Maya did it!

Aretha did it!

Tina did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Angela did it!

Fannie did it!

Dorothy did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Coretta did it!

Betty did it!

Ida did it!

WE BE SURVIVING, DON’T WE!

Disrespected, WE DID IT!

Devalued, WE DID IT!

Dehumanized, WE DID IT!

Abused, WE DID IT!

Accused, WE DID IT!

Alienated, WE DID IT!

Unloved, WE DID IT!

Unwelcomed, WE DID IT!

Unpaid, WE DID IT!

Extorted, WE DID IT!

Exploited, WE DID IT!

Exhausted, WE DID IT!

WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE DID IT!

We be surviving don’t we!

By Enid A. Gaddis ©2017 All Rights Reserved.

Poem may not be republished, reprinted, or otherwise distributed without the expressed written consent of the author. Requests may be submitted via email to:

Enid Gaddis,  blackmailsd4u@gmail.com

“I’m Simply A Strong Black Woman.” -Maxine Waters

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