Academic journal article The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Message to Our Brothers and Sisters in Hip Hop: Africa!

Academic journal article The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Message to Our Brothers and Sisters in Hip Hop: Africa!

Article excerpt

Jambo!

Sawubonanl, omfuwethu naodadewethu,

Mon freres et mon soeurs d'Afrlque!

Children of Africa!

I, from the land of our diaspora, greet you all, and wish you all success on your struggle to join hands and hearts with your brothers and sisters in Black America. Please know that our true lives are rarely seen on the West's media; our lives are brutish and short in America, and millions of us live at the bottom of the well. Hear us, and know that our struggles are more similar than you know. The media is but another weapon of war against our communities, wherever they are in the world.

Several days ago, I read an interesting article citing the words of a great Black American scholar and leader, Dr. Vincent Harding, a man who worked with and assisted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and helped write the last greet speech of his life, not at the Washington monument, but In New York's historic Riverside Church-a year to the day when he was assassinated. …

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