Here’s the performance:
First, Beyonce stunned them with Formation. We didn’t even see this coming. But then…IT HAPPENED!
Did you catch Kendrick Lamar’s performance on the Grammy’s last night? He completely scared the hell out of White America in his fiery performance of The Blacker The Berry. For those of you who watched; the faces of white folks spoke volumes. The infamous HATE STARE. His performance was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. This was a message to White America: Don’t mourn Trayvon Martin if you’re going to continue participating in the type of overt and subliminal violence against Black People.
Every true artist has the responsibility of expressing the social plight of their generation. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
BLACK POWER is BACK!!!!
A sleeping generation has awakened!
Kendrick’s performance was an assault on the conscience of the very people who love to photo-shop themselves in selfies when using cultural appropriation; as to appear as though they are down for Black folks. He killed it. Even celebrities had to react.
It’s only 47 days into the new year and we’ve already lost almost 25 celebrities, including: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, and most recently, Denise Matthews–Prince’s former protege’ of Vanity Six.
Last night, I watched the PBS sponsored program Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution. As you know, the Black Panthers were formed on October 15, 1966 in Oakland, CA.–the 50th anniversary is coming up. The Black Panthers were one of the most powerful Black groups that not only inspired Black youth; it galvanized people of color around the world who were fighting against oppression. They were a human response to serious social problems.
It’s only February–it’s already heating up.
2015 was a violent and bloody year. So many lives lost. What was the purpose?
Those like myself, saw a metaphysical counter that would be forthcoming. And it’s already happening: There has been a lot of violence against cops within the last 6 months around the country.
What is so profound about Kendrick’s performance at the Grammy’s and Beyonce’s Formation video, is that that are both unapologetically Black. And both done in a forum that is profoundly white mainstream.
The Bible warned that judgement would come in this generation. Just look at all that has been happening; things are lining up. The actions of white people from the past toward Black people and people of color around the world created the circumstances and consequences of responses that are occurring today.
As the days go by and we anticipate each tomorrow, I wonder just what will spark the rise of a new Black Panther movement. Will new leaders emerge that will incorporate the tactics of the leaders that went before them?
This scares America–white people don’t know what to do. They are trying desperately to use tactics to control the social response they deserve. Nature has been warning them for centuries.
As the old saying says: If you can’t hear; you’ll feel.
And so it goes…
Kendrick Lamar. Beyonce. Both have America’s attention now.
And so we wait.
This Revolution Will Be Televised!