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It Was Not a Mistake

Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...

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Vanishing

First, they took out the Voices and Positive Programs on the Radio that tried to instill hope and information to the ears of the listeners.

Subtle and crafty was operating in the shadows to put rapid progress in check…

Replace the fires of discontent with around the clock music to keep the people dancing and romancing, while some of their lives continue to be a living hell…

Continue to downplay Black culture, continue to treat Black heroes /sheroes with partial respect…

Continue to uplift the rappers and gold teeth, jewelry wearing, spotlight seeking individuals who worships only the dollar…

All part of a design to influence, entice and serenade your thinking, so that you become numb and not obvious to the facts, that your people are still being held back…

It is not a mistake that People of Color can’t and won’t find time to Honor the history, sacrifices, and contributions of their race with fervor...

It is not a mistake that the lost children of the African Roots treat each other with disdain instead of love, treat each other with debasing words and not see the beauty and strength in each other…

It is not a mistake that the Sacred drums have been drowned out by Hi tech sounds and messages that have been distorted by modernization which continues to make mockery of Ancient Ways…

Vanishing right before the unsuspected eyes and mind…

Vanishing …Black Culture, Black Voices, Black Radio, and anything or anyone that seeks to remind people of the True History of their race…

Vanishing…Talks of Reparations, Black Writers for T.V and Movies, Racial pride, Warriors, and Respect for the Elders…

Vanishing… Talks of Fair-Play for other Races and Human Rights for All the Tribes of Humanity.

Vanishing… Words like decency, democracy, Truth, compassion and understanding for the plight of others who might be racially different from you…

Vanishing... The Harlem that we knew and the residents too...

People better start paying more attention or something, someone very important will be removed from the mind and from the books…

Vanishing… Word like Trust, Brotherhood, Hope, Love, ______ __________ _________ you fill in the rest, if you can remember…

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