Shot in the streets like a non-memeber of humanity
Arms raised, "Officer please don't shoot!"
Sorry to break it down to you guys but justice don't always apply to the black group
Laws made to enslave and not protect
which brings me to the question, has the police hurt you more than helped?
I can't risk seeing my brothers on tv so I won't watch the blues
I mean the news
Black Teenage Boy Murdered, the headlines reads, killing our own people
Tell me, who are the fools?
My own cousin now dead and buried I ask myself how could this be
I just can't wrap my head around this
He was a victim of crime
The black on black kind
And can you believe that we're still dealing with discrimination in 2014?
Ask not "if" you can change, but "how?"
Do you stand with Malcom X's "by any means necessary"
Or do you chose peace like Dr. King?
Slavery is no longer physical, but mental
Letting the media control our minds
The structure of this institution is far beyond complex and cynical
Think past this moment and beyond this time
Believe in something now or your children will do the same
Generational ties just don't get broken
Standing idle and mute would be completely insane
We will not fail we have been chosen
And I mean it's ok to rep the (985),(225),or(504)
But don't let your hood come against your family
Or have you sending your brother through them mortuary doors with a toe tag making the Man glad
I mean it's like you're working for him for free
All they want to do is see us divided and ceased so please
Don't close your eyes to another tragic demise of your brother or sister
Be active in your community
Remember it takes a village to raise a boy or girl
So stay united and stand strong
And maybe one day we'll change the world