lifted measure two

some will not come

they won’t hear the drum

the cannon roars

the air is thin

the time is always now

marching believers know this

they are lacing their boots

uphill forward

there is no other way

never has been in the land of cotton

ten thousand feet eleven million dreams marching

uphill forward out of the ocean

trying to swim on dry land in diminishing potential

some will not hear the drum

but the battlefield is clear

there are no batons to pass

all hands are called for

the bell tolls

the stones have been thrown

the time is now

About Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD

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1 Response to lifted measure two

  1. platonegro says:

    August 17, 2015

    Black Think Tank Books and Black Bird Press form partnership to distribute the writings of Drs Nathan and Julia Hare

                                Black Bird Press Publisher Marvin X, Dr. Julia Hare, Dr. Nathan Hare and  Attorney Amira Jackmon  

    Black Bird Press is now distributing Black Think Tank Books. BBP Publisher Marvin X says, “We are honored to enter a partnership with Black Think Tank Books to distribute the works of Drs. Julia and Nathan Hare. Your purchase of the Hare’s books will help Dr. Nathan Hare care for himself and his wife of 58 years, Dr. Julia Hare.” We’d like organizations and institutions to purchase bulk copies of Black Think Tank books. We will give a generous discount of 50% for orders of 50 copies or more. Usual discount is 40% for wholesale orders. We can negotiate an even better deal upon request.  Institutions and organizations can retail the books for fundraisers.  We call upon persons and organizations to sponsor 100 to 1000 books to be given away at Academy of da Corner, Juvenile Hall, Correctional Institutions, high schools, middle schools, churches and other religious centers, night clubs, bars and restaurants, barber and beauty shops, corner grocery stores and super markets. We know this will increase community literacy and appreciation of literature, raise the level of consciousness and perhaps decrease the violence, street violence and partner violence. 

     Mayor Libby Schaaf on Black Arts Movement books: “…Age-appropriate books for African American students about the Black Arts Movement will literally bring the lesson home for families to share and aspire to.”   Dr. Nathan Hare was honored as the Father of Black Studies by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at the Laney College Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration, February 7, 2014. photo Southpark Kenny Johnson

    Titles available from Black Bird Press/Black Think Tank Partnership

    How to Find and Keep a BMW–Black Man Working, retail price $10.00

    Bringing the Black Boy to Manhood, retail price $10.00 The Black Agenda, retail price $15.00

    The Miseducation of the Black Child retail price $10.00

    The Sexual and Political Anorexia of the Black Woman, retail price $14.95 Crisis in Black Sexual Politics, retail price $15.00  The Endangered Black Family, retail price $10.00 

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    From: A.Nzinga’s Blog To: Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:14 AM Subject: [New post] lifted measure two #yiv3815940257 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3815940257 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3815940257 a.yiv3815940257primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3815940257 a.yiv3815940257primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3815940257 a.yiv3815940257primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3815940257 a.yiv3815940257primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3815940257 | Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD posted: “some will not comethey won’t hear the drumthe canon roarsthe air is thinthe time is always nowmarching believers know thisthey are lacing their bootsuphill forwardtheir is no other waynever has been in the land of cotto” | |

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