Yesterday, this was of benefit as my good friend from Morehouse introduced me to his current VIBE song: "We Almost Lost Detroit" by Gil Scott Heron. Honestly, the song is dope! and it sent me in a frenzy to uncover all of his work, which led me to discover he is apart of The Last Poets, is a Chicago native, and renowned as a revolutionary poet.
It also led me to the uncovering of his later years, which are sullied with jail time and drug addiction. All I can come up with is: knowledge is power but it's also dangerous. He who knows the true detriment of his people is a sad man indeed.
"...It ticks each night as the city sleeps seconds from annihilation. But no one stopped to think about the people, or how they would survive, and we almost lost Detroit this time..."
Hopefully Fred Hampton Jr's (2009 marked the 40th anniversary of his assassination) words still hold meaning "You can kill a revolutionary, but you can't kill a revolution!"
*edited to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE ANGELIQUE ;)