Why is it easier to get a gun than a job? a forty ounce cheaper than equivalent fresh juice? Why is it that the NAACP still maintains that name I have never been "colored" but African so who are they advancin'? And to be the devils advocate if I was "colored" in the fifties, the sixties why have all the signs that read "colored" this and "colored" that been removed (in most regions) yet, they're still a "National" association "Associating themselves with the Advancement of "COLORED" People? I thought the P.C. term is "African-American." Why is it that we know we've been brainwashed yet refuse to start the rinse cycle and be done with this indoctrination set down by the "Fathers" of this nation / and if the heavenly father's son was black what does that make the founders of this nation before the effects of weather on bodily features? Cause we know Civilization began in AFRICA? and since we know that why do so many claim their roots are in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York or some other MEtropolis and not AFRICA those who deny will cry in the end cause they will be orphaned in US and A(merica) / Why is it that we complain about "the man" and denounce "the man" anad say it's because of "the man" things are not so? don't we know that he who does not respect him/herself gets no respect from anyone else... and if healing starts from within, we are in the heart of most cities you know, IN-NER city, how can the world be sane when it's insides are rotten? Not all the people but the situation: drugs, guns, dysfunction times the horizon...oh yeah, why do some want to go to WAR with their own brother yet not with Uncle Sam (Hmmmm, there goes that brainwashing thing again) about the IN-justices that destroy US Why do so many know yet walk in the shadows with hushed mouths? From the upper income bracket to the poverty line. And who's to say that you are not below that line if your mind is poor in regards to who you are. Money buys you things not sanity not assurance of who you really are, but, who are we? Other than the "tenth" largest nation in the world in regards to our income and GDP? You read it right...if blak folks were a sovereign nation we would be the "tenth" largest in the world...but Tommy and Donna and Gucci and Prada and Ralph and Nike and Pelle Pelle and NAutica has got our pockets in knots and our money in their trust funds for their kids...but what about ours? Why are so many content with a JOB? So they can run around for someone else's dream? We all sleep? So live what you dream...Why don't you hear from the Michael Jordans (mind coopted), Quincy Jones (mind coopted), Robert Johnsons (mind bought and sold, oh yeah and coopted), and Kwesi's (mind ? NAACP) when it comes to Mumia Abu-Jamal but I got to look at Bob Dylan and "others" speak to get the brother out...we all should be "OUT" raged about our condition we as a whole cut our own throats and the man done put up his rope cause he knows this...Willie Lynch is a bad mother... shut yo' mouth...but our kids can't open their mouths and sing the black national anthem, but, a tricked daddy ja ruled *** shakin' anthem flows from their mouths as if they're POETS? why? (some black folk need a melanin check) (c) 2001 blakverb off da top thinkin'