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      Bro. Gil Scott-Heron is now 60 y.o.


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      Our beloved Scarecrow, now 60 (4/1/49). i know he's been featured up here already, somewhere, but now he's here, too!



      Pieces of a Man (1971)

      Jagged jigsaw pieces
      Tossed about the room
      I saw my grandma sweeping
      With her old straw broom
      But she didn't what she was doing
      She could hardly understand
      That she was really sweeping up..
      Pieces of a man

      I saw my daddy greet the mailman
      And I heard the mailman say
      "Now don't you take this letter to heart now Jimmy
      Cause they've laid off nine others today"
      But he didn't know what he was saying
      He could hardly understand
      That he was only talking to
      Pieces of a man

      I saw the thunder and heard the lightning!
      And felt the burden of his shame
      And for some unknown reason
      He never turned my way

      Pieces of that letter
      Were tossed about that room
      And now I hear the sound of sirens
      Come knifing through the gloom
      But they don't know what they are doing
      They could hardly understand
      That they're only arresting
      Pieces of a man

      I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces
      He was always such a good man
      He was always such a strong man
      Yeah, I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces
      "We must continue to move forward and do everything we can to outlaw legal lynching in America. We must continue to stand together in unity and to demand a moratorium on all executions. You must stay strong. You must continue to hold your heads up, and to be there. We will prevail. Keep marching Black people. They are killing me tonight. They are murdering me tonight." -- Excerpts of Last Words of Bro. Shaka Sankofa, an innocent man executed by the state of Texas, 6/22/00. www.myspace.com/nattyreb7

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      I saw brother on 116th street and Lenox ave about a year ago....first I said hell naw that aint him when I realized it was I nearly cried.
      The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

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      Dag ... it's been such a slooow, painful, public march for him. He is all of our extended family, we've been loving that brilliant, genius Bro. for over 30 years now!!

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      I saw brother on 116th street and Lenox ave about a year ago....first I said hell naw that aint him when I realized it was I nearly cried.
      "We must continue to move forward and do everything we can to outlaw legal lynching in America. We must continue to stand together in unity and to demand a moratorium on all executions. You must stay strong. You must continue to hold your heads up, and to be there. We will prevail. Keep marching Black people. They are killing me tonight. They are murdering me tonight." -- Excerpts of Last Words of Bro. Shaka Sankofa, an innocent man executed by the state of Texas, 6/22/00. www.myspace.com/nattyreb7

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      I dig the words.


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      LANGALIBALELE -
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      RIP

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      Long live to the Brother!

      And no matter what game they play
      We got something they could never take away
      And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)
      That's burning down everything
      Feel that fire (fire), the fire (fire)
      No water could put out this fire (fire)



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      Wow....I would not have guessed that he was 60. I would have guessed a lot older! Happy Birthday!

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      I love that brother. I am so thankful my father put me on to him before I could even tie my own shoes! And I love you, Natty Natty Rebel! Big sis!

      "I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces
      He was always such a good man
      He was always such a strong man
      Yeah, I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces "

      U see, Tehuti?
      "The greatest mistake of the movement has been to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then youíll get action." Brother Malcolm

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      And here's a whole buncha love blackatcha, dear Sista, good to read from you!

      Quote Originally Posted by Warrior Princess View Post
      I love that brother. I am so thankful my father put me on to him before I could even tie my own shoes! And I love you, Natty Natty Rebel! Big sis!

      "I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces
      He was always such a good man
      He was always such a strong man
      Yeah, I saw him go to pieces
      I saw him go to pieces "

      U see, Tehuti?
      "We must continue to move forward and do everything we can to outlaw legal lynching in America. We must continue to stand together in unity and to demand a moratorium on all executions. You must stay strong. You must continue to hold your heads up, and to be there. We will prevail. Keep marching Black people. They are killing me tonight. They are murdering me tonight." -- Excerpts of Last Words of Bro. Shaka Sankofa, an innocent man executed by the state of Texas, 6/22/00. www.myspace.com/nattyreb7

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