We Is Dead Meat To Them!

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Alton Sterling just bit the dust,
down in ole Baton Rouge.
He weren’t looking for no whores
of the like in “Moulin Rouge.”

I hear he was selling CDs,
trying to become a businessman.
But just like Eric Garner,
he needed another plan.

And now, another gentle giant
was felled by the slave patrol.
You have got to understand
that the white man is in control.

So, pick up your protest sign,
and get to marching down the street.
I know your shoes are worn out
as is your tired and aching feet.

But this is how you effect change,
like they did in Dr. King’s day?
Just ask him how that worked.
Damn! He can’t talk no way!

Dr. King was all peaceful like
as he took to the streets of hell.
He said, “I gots me a dream
and they shot him dead as well.

Oh, but things is different now.
They let you riot and go berserk
but then they say, “Alright, you’re done!”
And around your neck, that chain, they jerk!

We’re all Massa’s boys and girls.
We sing and we dance for him.
But if we got no talent at all,
then we is dead meat to them.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

Well, I for one, am not getting out my dusty ass, lame ass protest sign. Sorry Alton Sterling, but since it did not work for Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley-Jones, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, John Crawford, Ezell, Ford, Akai Gurley, Rumain Brisbon, Jerame Reid, Artago Damon Howard, Jeremy Lett, Thomas Allen, Charly Leondeu Keunang, Naeschylus Vinzaint, Tony Robinson, Anthony Hill, Bobby Gross, Frank Shepherd, William Chapman, David Felix, Brendon Glenn, Kris Jackson, Spencer McCain, Albert Joseph Davis, Samuel DuBose, Christian Taylor and on and on it goes, it did not work for you or for those who will be added to this list.

If I tweet about it, that should do the trick. If I post my outrage about what happened on Facebook, that will make a difference. But I chose to only write a poem about what happened to you and so I am just as much to blame for what is going down as the people I call out. I am a ‘do nothing’ hypocrite just like we all are. We sit back and we watch this go down every single day and we do nothing because marching does nothing, lighting up Twitter and Facebook and penning poems, does nothing. I am aiding and abetting in what has been happening to Black people all across this murderous hellhole and so no, I do not sit on my sanctimonious ass and call everyone else out without including my ‘do nothing’ ass in with the lot of you!

And hoping that Alton Sterling rests in peace is like suggesting that Alton Sterling has gone to a ‘better place’ Get real! The man is as dead as a doorknob and he damn sure got no peace here and he is expected to get some restful slumber while awaiting the rapture? AGAIN!!! Get real!!!!

But wait for it! The “GASP!” Justice Department has been called in. Yep! That’s gonna help! I gagged on that lie! Oh yes I did! The ‘officers’ are on ‘paid leave’ pending, once again, not a goddamn thing and so, nothing to see here folks. Move it along! Just ask the KKKops that murdered Freddie Gray and ALL the others!! And as always, this is just another fucking day in paradise!

On Memorial Day, War Is ALWAYS Such A Blessing!

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War is always such a blessing
It never is distressing or depressing.
I know all too well that this is true.
War has been good for me and you.

You proudly give your lives up for the rich.
For us, life never is a bitch.
In a blaze of glory, you go out.
And really, that’s what it’s all about.

The drone operators are so brave
as they send little children to their grave.
Since the world has become a battleground,
the drums of war make a lovely throbbing sound.

Teach your sons and your daughters about their duty.
And one day, when they are dead, we’ll make a movie.
It will honor their brave and noble deeds.
The wounded, we shall see to all their needs.

Through war, we bring peace unto this earth.
And though you break out in dubious peals of mirth,
the last laugh will always be on you,
for none of what is written is ever true.

When we put a lethal weapon in your hand,
and send you to die in a foreign land,
your life means nothing, you should know,
but you never give pause, you just go.

War is not only just a blessing,
to us, it is also quite refreshing,
that you are so willingly prostituted,
and it’s all because you are just too stupid,
to understand that if it were not for you,
no drone would ever strike on cue!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing! War is a blessing because we get a day off to attend parades, eat hot dogs, drink beer and be thankful over how ‘free’ we are that we can still board an airplane after having been molested and radiated. We are free!

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing! War is a blessing because we get to sit on our fat asses and forget about all the people who were killed by our sons protecting our ‘freedoms’ that we hold so dear such as the freedom to be arrested for committing NO crime and getting murdered as a result, such as was the case with Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray is not here to celebrate this day in remembrance of AmeriKKKa’s war dead because he is dead and who the hell knows why? What did Freddie Gray do wrong? I mean, he was in AmeriKKKa, right? Home of the ‘FREE’? The reason we are celebrating this day thanks to ALL those who died to give us these ‘freedoms’! Right? So, why is Freddie Gray, dead? I’ll leave this alone for awhile because I know some of you are confused and need some time to come up with THE answer; the RIGHT answer!

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing for the warmongers and war hawks who are in bed with the makers of the war weapons(Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Crew), you know who the warmongers are. They are AmeriKKKa’s politicians; Barack ‘Nobel Peace Prize Insane’ Obadroner, KillarE ‘Whitewater scandal Benghazigate Emailgate Big ass Jockstrap’ Clinton, Bernie ‘I believe in the drone program’ Sanders, Combover ‘Build A Wall to Keep THOSE Illegals Out, Never mind us pink-assed motherfuckers, “Indians? What Indians?” TrumpDump! And who makes the war machine possible? Why, our sons and soon…our daughters because the military generals have said that it is high time women saw some combat action. And guess why women are now necessary for the military. Can’t guess? You’re celebrating WHY! The ‘troops’ are dead, dying and committing suicide from being fucked up in the head after having been deployed too many goddamn times! You don’t get that? No, of course you don’t because all you know is that today gave you an excuse to sit back and indulge in too much alcohol, hot dogs and sun! Burn motherfuckers! Burn! Because one of these days, your turn is coming. So, eat, drink and be merry since you don’t really give a damn for the war dead because if you did, the last thing you would be doing in honor of their memory, is eating, drinking and sitting at a goddamn parade!

Your Battlefield Is Your Very Own Body!

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You don’t need a pair of fatigues
or to get shipped out to foreign lands.
Your battlefield is your very own body;
before and after, they cuff your hands.

They blind you with canisters of tear gas,
 turning your tear-filled eyes, a fiery red.
For you cannot protest over one of your own,
just trudge through the cemetery to bury your dead.

There is no dignity on a coroner’s slab,
as they dig the bullets out, one by one.
Organs in a jar, weighed and tallied,
while a jury says, “No harm was done!”

Your mother and your sister shed crocodile tears.
And look to politicians to hear their pleas,
not understanding that this was all planned.
But the shame of slavery, your death will not ease.

The blood of the dead; slaves one and all,
cry out for vengeance as they walk with you.
Your ancestor’s features are carved on your face,
and the ‘white’ man and his fate will rendezvous.

There will be no mercy for the cruel and the heartless.
And when the chains enslave him, the whips lash his back,
as he displayed no mercy for his hapless captives,
slaves freed by death will rise up and attack.

Though he may beg for mercy, calling to his ‘god’,
 the day of reckoning has come at last
and he shall be made to pay for the blood he spilled;
both in present day and for days long passed.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

What I have written here, is my most heartfelt wish and hope!

Headline News: Freddie Gray Caused His Own Goddamn Death By Throwing Himself Into The Police Van!

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I just cannot make this shit up!

The first officer(Edward Nero) to face trial in the death of Freddie Gray was acquitted on ALL FOUR MISDEMEANOR charges by a judge who said that there were “no credible facts” to show that Nero was directly involved in Gray’s arrest, and said testimony showed Nero’s role in putting Gray in the van was minimized by the actions of others and not unreasonable given his training.

Get the fuck outta here! So…..what? Freddie Gray just threw himself into the police van, severed his own spine so that he could have some peace from the police??? I fucking knew it! I fucking knew it! When are KKKops ever held accountable for the shit that they do? On the goddamn twelfth of never! And don’t hand me no bullshit about how Negro cops were also in the mix. Those house niggers are Massa’s lapdogs and will do as told. They’ve got to impress whitey pink-ass! And Freddie Gray was too Black-assed for those house niggers! And that’s right, I called them ‘house niggers’! Ain’t no way of getting around that. The house niggers are still pitted against the field slaves and believe you me, I am from the goddamn field. So don’t even think that I am going to do your filthy ass dirty work for you. You find some  house niggers for that shit, like Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and that shit that struts itself in a KKKop uniform, but you’ll never find me fucking up people who look like me! Never that!

Those six bastards killed that man and not a damn one of them are going to jail for the crime of murdering Freddie Gray. His family has been paid off. They received $6.4 million and so there! That ends the case! Never mind the fact that Freddie Gray is not here to spend the money. That ain’t a goddamn problem at all. The man is six feet under with a severed spine and no one is to blame except for him because he just should not have thrown himself into a police van, just demanding to get arrested for doing not a goddamn thing wrong!

And here, Barack Obama just ‘honored’ 13 KKKops with a medal of valor. I suppose the KKKops that murdered Freddie Gray will be in line next to get ‘honored’ with a medal of valor for arresting an innocent man and then severing his spine by their actions.

Now, it is time for #BLACKLIVESMATTER to come strolling through Baltimore, MD with their limp ass, lame ass, dusty ass decades old protest signs and fucked up sneakers and get ta stepping and a marching to the beat of “No justice! No peace! Stop the racist pOOOOOOOleeeeesssssss!” They will then proceed to stage a ‘die in’ which means lie in the goddamn street as if their time for that ain’t coming soon enough. The KKKops ain’t through severing the spines of Negroes, nor are they about to cease with filling our ass full of bullets so that we look like Swiss cheese on a slab after the coroner digs the bullets out in a morgue in any city in any state in this shithole!

And don’t come up in here with no bullshit because I am SO fucking NOT having it! That man was as innocent as the day is long and then some and he was murdered and ain’t a goddamn one of those filthy ass shits going to be held accountable for the murder of Freddie Gray! He hadn’t done a goddamn thing wrong because being a Negro in AmeriKKKa ain’t on him. He did not ask for his ancestors to have been dragged over to this shithole to become slaves. That wasn’t on him! You filthy ass pink fucks are to blame for why this man was murdered and for why no one will be held accountable for his murder! And yet, you run around screaming to all and sundry about how you’re not a fucking racist! You’re ALL racists! That is why nothing has changed in this shithole for hundreds of years! You are no different from the shit that spawned you because if you were, this same goddamn shit would not be staring us up in our face! The shame is on YOU motherfuckers! It is not on us! And we’re getting spines severed and shot full of bullets because you want to get rid of the shame of your vile ass ancestors acts AND yours and for that, you’ve got to murder us all! And we just won’t fucking die fast enough to suit you goddamn termites and parasitic worms, will we?!!

When your foul ass shit is staring you up and down, every goddamn day, you fucking can’t have that, can you? Because we make a lie out of that ‘benevolent’ shit that you go on and on about. We make a lie out of that ‘humanitarian’ shit that you go on and on about. You’re all goddamn liars because ain’t a motherfucking thing good, kind, benevolent or humanitarian about you worthless ass snakes! If your motherfucking lazy ass ancestors had had a goddamn work ethic, then we wouldn’t be over here, but they didn’t and neither do you! Hell! When you get up and leave up out of this shithole, the first goddamn thing you look for when you get to another country is a goddamn MAID. Because you’re too goddamn lazy to clean up your own fucking mess! You won’t even pick a goddamn string bean to put on your motherfucking plate! The Mexicans have to do that for you Yeah, fucking come to my motherfucking house for dinner! I’ll fix you a meal, real good and proper like! You betcha!

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Freddie Gray, they severed your spine
and now you lie in a box of pine.
The neighborhood put up a shrine.
BLACKLIVESMATTER, where is your sign?
And if you ever step out of line
they gone jail your ass, that pink-assed swine!

Freddie Gray can’t rest in peace
cause these KKKop killings, they ain’t gonna cease!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

N.S., Thank You For Posting THIS Reality!! This Cannot Be Consigned To Oblivion!

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N.S. Your comment is a ‘must read’! And, so without further ado!

Some blacks are having sense come back into them.

I am not on twitter, but apparently the phrase #not my mule has been coming up lately on black Twitter. It means that they do not want to go and fight all out for another group. Aside from the fact that they know we are the ethnic group most against homosexuality and transgenderism, those pushing homosexuality and transgenderism use only black people, NEVER any of the many other groups here in America for their purposes.

What black people here have been through cannot be compared to any other group except those other blacks who have been sent on slave ships. It is on a completely different level. Most of what we see in the so-called history books about what happened to us is so watered-down it is not really true. There is no good conventional explanation for why we are still here or not all completely insane. Yet despite what we go through, we have the lowest suicide rates, we are not insane, we don’t go around intentionally shooting everyone in a school, we are the most friendly group to everyone else(especially white people), etc(though some of us are a little too overconfident and are ignoring obvious signs, but that is a subject for another day).

https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/irish-slaves-myth-2369653-Oct2015/(Here is a link-not that you need it- by an Irishman historian showing that ‘the Irish were slaves too story’ is almost completely untrue; the last few paragraphs is good for anyone wanting a quick read)

Someone said (this is definitely non-PC): Black people get this in your head. You are hated more than Isis when they are defeated they will be given loans and live here in America in prosperity. You are hated more than any enemy this country has ever had. Yet you’ve never tried to destroy this country but ask for fair treatment. You are hated the most yet you have the least. This country revels in your misery and suffering. The more you suffer and experience anguish the happier they are.

As for who we are…look, everyone can see it but some of us. Whatever our identity is, we are definitely not inferior. I am not going to talk about it all today, but a few American historians here are finally admitting the obvious truth: America became a wealthy nation first off the slavery of “blacks”-and only “blacks”- and their work. Even afterwards, Lincoln couldn’t get us out the country after the civil war and Garvey was stopped during his “back-to-Africa” campaigns. The U.S., if it really did not need us since they claim we have always been a burden, many times could have sent us away but they haven’t. Even past slavery, blacks have been essential to the country.

According to declassified documents, the FBI declared the Black Panthers( a relatively small and non-violent group) was declared the number one threat during the Vietnam War and the battle against communism. Today, we have the fake “war on cops” and all the claims of riots that must require the governors calling in the National Guard when riots by whites-their team winning or losing an important game, a college tradition, Joe Paterno being fired- within the last ten years have caused far more property damage and loss of life(no one called in the National Guard). The strange this is we,as a group, do not hate the country.


N.S. that is your comment in its entirety from my previous post Black Power, If It Did Arise, Would Be Scary As Hell!

I posted this because it must not be relegated to the bottom of a page. It needs to be seen. I absolutely agree with everything that you have written.

Now, I am not on twitter either and so I don’t know anything about Black twitter or white twitter or what, but I am glad to see that some Black folks are coming to their senses and are finally recognizing that we are constantly being used for nefarious purposes by anyone with a fucked up agenda. Why would a Hungarian billionaire care about Black lives? There is an agenda there also. But Black folks hopped on board and away they went with it. Now, I do understand that since I live in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by farms and only occasionally am privy to a horse galloping by, I am not ‘with it’, not to mention that I also don’t own a TV, but be that as it may, I have seen nothing coming from that #BLACKLIVESMATTER group, lately. So, I don’t know what the fuck is going on with them.  But when they first started screaming and yelling, the group claimed to be totally inclusive, especially to those in the LGBT community. I don’t hold with that, but that is not the only reason that I could not get behind that group. Something is fishy and rotten when a white billionaire is going to sponsor a group for Black folks and at the head of the group are some ‘Black’ folks who work for him. It’s a bit too cozy for my taste. But Black folks jumped on board and went with it anyway.

What that group has done about anything that has been a problem in Black communities everywhere, I don’t know because I fail to find one single thing that #BLACKLIVESMATTER has done to improve the situation for Black folks ANYWHERE in AmeriKKKa! So-called ‘celebrities’ have thrown money at the group, but where is the bite to this group? Because I have only heard their bark and not a peep of a bark have I heard lately from them.

You are also correct when you state that “What black people here have been through cannot be compared to any other group except those other blacks who have been sent on slave ships. It is on a completely different level. ” That is oh SO true! There is a reason why I bring attention to the plight of the Indians even though I am under no obligation to do so since the only reason I am here illegally is due to the whites having dragged my ancestors here, so the Indians should have no beef with me. They know who to thank for my Black ass sitting over here looking cross-eyed. I bring the plight of the Indian up because I want it front and center in the ‘white’ man’s face just what the fuck his ancestors did to get that land he claims has been in his goddamn family for centuries. It’s fucking stolen land and he loves to forget that shit because he goes on and on about how hard he has worked and broke his back over clearing his land and blah blah chop chop. Fuck that shit! He didn’t do a goddamn thing to earn those acres he claim are his. What he fucking did was steal this land, claim it for his own and then kidnap our ancestors and cart them over here to toil over it and some mo shit! The ‘white’ man didn’t build a goddamn thing. He just prospered from theft and slavery and now wants to sit back just attempting to take the high road and blame the Indians for their plight and blame Black people for ours. I say to that, “Hell No!” I am putting it in his damn hypocritical lying ass face! That is why I stated that the Indians had it rough because a genocide was perpetrated against those people and we all know this. What is in the history books about them is not entirely true either.

Look at how these fools celebrate Thanksgiving; hanging pictures up of pilgrims graciously offering plates of food to the Indians. Talk about changing history, these useless pink fucks have been doing that since the beginning of time. If there ever was a Bible, you can damn sure bet that those pink fucks changed every goddamn word so that what applies to looting, stealing, enslaving and otherwise fucking people up and absconding with their shit would seem nice. But we are to believe in how saintly, good, kind and benevolent those worthless assholes are now and have always been and will forever be! I be damn it if their filthy ass shit is going to be forever whitewashed on MY motherfucking watch. To hell with that shit!

And these filthy pink fucks cannot understand why we are not the first ones to jump off skyscrapers at the first sign of trouble??!! Hell! Trouble is all we know! You’re also correct when you state that “we have the lowest suicide rates, we are not insane, we don’t go around intentionally shooting everyone in a school, we are the most friendly group to everyone else(especially white people” because these things we do not do, but we’re the problem????!!! Seriously? For real? These fucks would have everyone believe that Black folks are the problem. They point to the high murder rate in Chicago and whoop and holler about ‘Black on Black crime’ but what about ‘white on white’ crime? Who is always in the goddamn news for murder/suicides? Yeah, they be ‘white’. When I see an article about that, I don’t even have to wonder if they’ re ‘white’. I know they are. Those nasty fucks don’t even care about their own goddamn families! Oh my bad! They cared so damn much, they decided that it was the right thing to do to ‘off’ the family because if their life wasn’t going so great, may as well take ’em all out. So then, how can a thing like that ‘love’? It can’t, but it sure as hell can fuck shit up and blame it on those who it fucked up. Now, that’s rich!

And for the record, the Irish that IMMIGRATED to AmeriKKKa were not slaves. They ‘indentured’ themselves and that was on them. If they wanted to come to America so damn bad that they decided to sign on the dotted line to work a certain number of years to ‘work’ off their passage to America, then that was most definitely on them. But they did not come here in the bowels of a stinking slave ship, shackled to an African. That did not fucking happen. And I dare anyone to come all up in here and say it did. I’ll mop the cyber floor with your ass!

Someone said(this is definitely non-PC): Black people get this in your head. You are hated more than Isis when they are defeated they will be given loans and live here in America in prosperity

Hell! I can believe that! It would not be a stretch for the shits in this shithole to turn around and do that. According to some news reports, ISIS has already been invited over here. The ISIS hype is just that, hype. The government via the CIA is ISIS and every other convenient so-called ‘terror group’ that is formed, daily. You notice that they’ve got to invent names for them, there’s so many. And this fucked up government claims that it can do absolutely nothing with ISIS, but had no problem killing or jailing the majority of the Black Panthers. And The New Black Panthers are nothing like the original because if they were, shit would be popping off, unchecked! But nothing fucking doing!

The Somalis have been kidnapping folks and fucking up shit and yet, they are here, living in prosperity. I see descendants of slaves standing at the bus stop while the Somalis drive by in SUVs. I see descendants of slaves standing in line at the homeless shelter while Somalis are moved into townhomes. This continued ‘in our face’ shit is perpetrated deliberately by the white shits that want to make sure that descendants of slaves know just where we stand. Those worthless motherfuckers have never hid their disdain and hatred for us and I will never hide mine.

You say that many Black people love this country? Well, I cannot speak for them but I can say that it does not apply to me. Many Black people have taken up arms in defense of a shithole that would rather see them dead. That’s not me. I wish to fuck one of those useless bastards would come at me, talking about signing me up to protect this shithole because if they did, then the ‘christians’ hell hath no fury! I’d sign on the dotted line to fuck this shithole up, but never would I fuck another’s country up in defense of what I don’t even see as ‘my’ country because quite frankly, I am without a country. This shithole does not have to claim me because I disclaim it! And the NSA can be all over me like flies on shit, but I take the right to bear arms just as seriously as a goddamn skinhead does!

Absolutely, you are dead on the money over how Black folks get the National Guard called out on us for protesting over outright murder of one of our own by KKKops and yet those pink-skinned motherfuckers riot all the goddamn time over some damn basketball games and not a goddamn thing is said, much less will the National Guard get called out. This is not just a double standard, it is business as usual in this shithole! We cannot protest that an innocent man was murdered by KKKops without having the National Guard put a stop to it and initiate a goddamn curfew already, but let some white motherfuckers get all bent out of shape over their ‘team’ losing, bust shit up, roll cars over, set ’em on fire and some mo shit and that gets conveniently ignored. But there ain’t two sets of laws, is it? Of course not! It is all in our mind. To hell with that shit! We should ALL be crazy, but the fact is, we’re ALL too busy trying to survive to have time to be crazy! I’ll leave that to the pink motherfuckers since they just love to pack heat and then suck on it!

And so again, N.S., I thank you most sincerely for that spot on comment of yours! It is right on point! 

Black History

Black History Month

Dragged from your native land,
on a floating barge of death;
you built paradise for a thief
who then plundered all the wealth.

Your name was not your own.
You would never again be free.
To know such hate from them,
as they hang you from a tree.

They say that slavery’s over.
Go forth and earn your keep.
And though you labor long,
you’re valued much too cheap.

You were denied so many rights.
And the vote was not for you.
Though many marched and died,
the court bid that adieu.

Some think you’ve made great strides
in the face of all that’s wrong.
Yet they herd you into prison,
because they hate that you are strong.

Be wary of their smiles,
for they mean you so much harm.
If you’ve a talent, they’ll exploit it.
All over you, they’ll swarm.

They’ll use you and then kill you.
You’re nothing but a thing,
and when your candle’s burned
you’ll feel ole Massa’s sting.

Don’t ever let your guard down,
and it doesn’t pay to trust.
Shield from them any weakness.
Always show them your disgust.

Black history holds no fame.
And it certainly gets no cheer.
Times have never changed.
They still look at you and jeer!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Although this one is pretty much self-explanatory, I will just add that though there are a few, and I do mean few stories about progress that some Negroes have made, the fact remains that this is no time to be celebrating because the majority of us are fucked up and just a glance around will make that fact, quite obvious.

I was pretty much torn over what to post about this month and I see no reason to attempt to put together some feel good shit because nothing ‘feels’ good to me, not at all. Too much nasty shit has gone down and the murder of Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Renisha McBride, Aiyana Jones, Sandra Bland, Walter Scott, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and there are so many others are still too raw for me, emotionally speaking, to post any uplifting stories about Negro history during what the ‘whites’ have designated, “Black History Month.”

I will leave it up to others to showcase the ‘feel good’ shit of Negro history and if any inspiration should strike me, you’ll be the second to know.

“I’m Not A Gangsta Or A Thug!”

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I remember waking up and I didn’t know where I was.
Somebody told me that I was shot, shot twice by the fuzz.

I had been walking down the street,
holding a bag of chips to eat.
I heard a popping sound, felt the burn in my side.
I fell to the ground with eyes open wide.

I heard him yelling in my ear, “Nigga, don’t you move!”
He shot me for no reason, I guess he was in the mood.
My mama, she is crying, she don’t know what to do.
Don’t let this happen again; they could do this shit to you.

I’m not a gangsta or a thug,
but they got off with just a shrug.
They say I’ll never walk again,
not in Massa’s slave pen.

So, go to Massa and wail and whine!
Beg that heartless, soulless swine
to stop filling us with lead
until we are maimed or dead!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

Does this sound familiar? It should! This has happened times too numerous to count and since we just finished celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day, let us take a moment and consider what accomplishments and strides we have made towards ending police brutality, racism, mass incarceration, income inequality, abject poverty, rampant unemployment, a school-to-prison pipeline, low economic achievement, gentrification, discrimination and segregation, not to mention voting rights. Are we good? Those protest signs that beg ole Massa to give us a goddamn break and get his boot off our necks are working, are they not? Heard of any police shootings of unarmed Black people lately? Heard of any strange hanging incidents in jail cells of young Black women who had everything to live for? Heard of any Black children getting shot while playing in a park? Heard of the gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by the Supreme Court? Heard Obama say that he is mad as hell over the murder of little Black children by racist cops? HA! That’ll be the day!

So, how are we doing? We have come so far since the days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his merry band of protesters, have we not? You still printing signs? Why? We have come SO far! Surely there is no need for more protest signs. Surely. Yeah! Wake me when your signs and your walking shoes actually accomplish something. Until then, continue on as though it is not your blood that is flowing down every street in this shithole called, AmeriKKKa! Because if you were THAT concerned about all of the issues in the aforementioned paragraph, believe me, the last thing you’d be doing about them is marching with a dusty lame ass fifty-year old protest sign!

Of Dr. King, We Are Just So Proud!

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Of Dr. King, we are just so proud.
That man, he always drew a crowd.
He paved the way to a much brighter day.
His dream is alive in every way.

Tamir Rice is here to tell his story.
And Sandra Bland has no need to ever worry,
that her life will be snuffed out in a cell,
because Dr. King, he rang the freedom bell.

Michael Brown is in college where he belongs.
Eric Garner is in church singing spiritual songs.
Walter Scott is still driving down the street.
Freddie Gray is sitting down to a meal to eat.

They all owe their lives to Dr. King.
He said, “Let freedom ring! Let freedom ring!”
On the mountaintop, he saw through space and time.
And yet, they killed him while he was in his prime.

We thank him for the debt he willingly paid,
and for all the sacrifices he and his family made.
But what we will never know for certain,
is how he would react when they finally raise the curtain,
on a show that is a tragedy of the darkest kind,
and where Blacks are still left so far behind.
This play will not have a happy ending,
for its ending is just like its beginning.

Behold, the face of slavery is still Black.
And as in days of old, we are under attack.
But a man had a dream for which he died.
Was it all for naught? I’ll let you decide!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

I am posting this a little early because I want you to take some time to reflect on the question I posed. “Was it all for naught?” If Black people have made so many gains in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement, then where are they? If we as a people have ‘moved’ forward, then where are the results? #BLACKLIVESMATTER? Give me a break! If we as a people had moved, there would be no need for the #BLACKLIVESMATTER Movement, now would there? The incarceration rate for Black men is off the charts. Millions of Black people live in deep poverty and a ridiculously high number of them are Black children. Millions of Black people are jobless, homeless and hungry and lack healthcare. But here we are, about to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day. Celebrate what, I ask you? Tell me! What is there to celebrate? Staggering unemployment figures for Black youth and young adults? A homelessness epidemic? Mass incarceration? A school-to-prison pipeline? Out-of-control racist KKKops brutalizing and murdering unarmed Black people? Grand Juries that refuse to hand down indictments on racist thugs with badges? Gun violence in Black communities that are so impoverished as to be likened to 3rd world nation conditions?

And yet the ‘whites’ sit back and gleefully point the finger at what is going down in communities of color and point to how ‘violent they are when they know why. Whites know that this is all done by design, but it is so easy for them to live in their little ‘white bread’ world and hurl invectives and “I told you sos” when ‘whites’ are hell bent on gentrifying neighborhoods that once housed Black people because the suburbs was once the place to be if you were ‘white’. You sit somewhere with your holier-than-thou attitudes as though your shit don’t stink. You shamelessly and callously wish death on a group of people who were not responsible for being dragged to this hellhole you call, America. You strut around like proud peacocks, puffing your chests out and pretending that you’re not rotten filth when you are actually worse than that. And you have the unmitigated gall to pretend to acknowledge Dr. King with your phony ass displays of righteous indignation over the brutal treatment he received at the hands of ‘whites’. You have the nerve to speak his name, to post his “I Have A Dream” speech as though you ever did a thing to help bring his dream to fruition. You’ve done everything possible to see to it that his dream was never realized and you are not fit to read his name, much less speak it. Why you have not burst into flames upon speaking his name is a complete and utter mystery to me because all that should be left of you is ‘white’ ash!

The only thing I can say to the ‘whites’ is this, “If it were up to me…if it were up to me!!!”

“Black Lives Matter, Tamir Rice!”

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER, tell that to Tamir Rice! Go to that child’s grave and stand over him and tell him that “BLACKLIVESMATTER!” If he could, he would rise up and slap the goddamn shit out of you! And if he didn’t, I would!

A Cleveland grand jury declined Monday to bring charges in the death of Tamir Rice, a black youth with a toy gun who was shot by a white police officer 13 months ago.

“The outcome will not cheer anyone, nor should it,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said. He blamed the shooting on a “perfect storm” of human error and miscommunication.

Let me get this straight! Twelve-year old Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in a park and someone called the police and three seconds after the KKKops arrive, Tamir Rice was shot and killed. Now, the County Prosecutor is calling this a “perfect storm” of human error and MISCOMMUNICATION???!!!

First of all, the only human at the scene was Tamir Rice because that piece of Klan filth that murdered him was NOT human. How can it be called ‘human’ when it killed a child? Oh, that’s right! To the ‘whites’, Tamir Rice, being Black was only three-fifths human and so there you have it folks! Nothing to see here! Move it along! A thing was killed! A possession! A slave! The slave patrol was dispatched because a slave got out and was found playing. This was against the law and was punishable by death. So it was written hundreds of years ago and so the very same law remains in effect to this very day. What the fuck has changed?

Second, the County Prosecutor, ‘white assed’ Timothy McGinty goes on to say that there was also the problem of MISCOMMUNICATION! How in unholy hell could Tamir Rice have communicated a goddamn thing in the three seconds that it took for the KKKop to gun him down? What could a scared and bewildered child say to a bastard that is pointing a gun at him? Tamir Rice was given NO time to say a goddamn thing! My bad! His skin tone spoke FOR him! It told that Klan bastard that he was of no account because he was not lily-white assed. That was the only communication that filth in blue was concerned with and that is why Tamir Rice is dead and buried and no one shall be held accountable for his murder!

And now, here comes #BLACKLIVESMATTER to the rescue! That ‘movement’ is going to? To? To what? Continue marching up to the doors of Klan headquarters and demand that those racist ass shits inside, open the goddamn door and ‘communicate’ with them on how they are going to stop the mass murders of Black children, women and men ? #BLACKLIVESMATTER is going to do what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and all of the other protesters could NOT do fifty years ago. #BLACKLIVESMATTER is going to yell even louder, march even longer and protest more enthusiastically than ever before and that is going to stop what happened to Tamir Rice from happening to another Black twelve-year old child. Well, isn’t it? Has there been any murders of Black people since #BLACKLIVESMATTER came on the scene? Yes? No? Uh..yes, there have been many, many more murders of Black women, children and men since then. So what does that say for marching and protesting? To me it says, IT’S NOT WORKING! So, what next, #BLACKLIVESMATTER? Why don’t you come on up in here and tell us what your plans are since the protesting you’ve been doing has not put a dent in the murder rate of Black people by racist ass KKKops! Grand Juries all across this shithole are coming back with the same findings; “NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY!” And what do you do about that, #BLACKLIVESMATTER? Your members pick up yet another protest sign and march through the streets, clogging up traffic and that is it! Meanwhile, another Tamir Rice travesty is about to unfold. Meanwhile, another Sandra Bland travesty is about to unfold. Meanwhile, another Michael Brown travesty is about to unfold. Meanwhile, another John Crawford travesty is about to unfold. Meanwhile, another Renisha McBride travesty is about to unfold. And there you stand #BLACKLIVESMATTER with your protest signs and your bullhorns, just a shouting to the enemy, begging them to stop killing us. Here is an idea. Stop walking and start crawling to the ‘whites’ and see if that will help. Supplicate yourselves even further and slither across the ground to the ‘whites’ and see if that will get them to change from the vile, filthy, depraved, barbaric and racist shits they are into kind, nice, benevolent, caring and concerned ‘humans’.

So, to the other REAL BAD BLACK FOLKS(I am one too), here in AmeriKKKa, plainly speaking, we are failing our children just as we failed Tamir Rice. The ‘whites’ are not going to stop killing us. They may march with us for a bit and talk the talk but when all is said and done, they will not be the ones to change things for us. We have got to do that for ourselves. How many more years are you going to continue marching and holding signs stating that your life matters? What is the point in that? If you feel the need to tell ‘whites’ that your life matters, then you must already know that to them, your life, does NOT matter! You will never matter to them! You still cannot grasp that? Well, time for another history lesson because you just don’t get it! These are the same worthless shits that stole this land and are still laying claim to it. These are the same worthless shits that massacred the Indians, stole you from your homeland, dragged you over here, chained you into slavery, threw you to the wolves, initiated Jim Crow, experimented on you, denied you the right to vote, still considers you to be only three-fifths human, is moving you out of your neighborhoods by the process of gentrification, better known as ‘making you homeless’ and since laws are being placed on the books in every city in this shithole to basically make it a crime to be homeless, well now, into a jail cell, you go! These ‘white shits’ are also  dumbing you down and sending you from school straight into a prison cell.

The worthless  ass ‘white’ shits that are marching beside you and who you are marching up to, expecting to get relief from,  are the progeny of the same shits that set all of this in motion. What is wrong with you? Are you really that stupid, Black people? Your enemy is the very same government that so-called ‘founded’ this nation, but in reality, stole it, just as it stole YOU! Just as it fucked up the Indians, gave them small pox blankets, introduced them to alcohol, broke treaties, left and right and herded them onto reservations and then scooped up all of the choice land for themselves and they still have it to this day.  And yet, there you sit, just wondering why the government does not step in and put an end to open season on Black people in this shithole. It is because the law of the land as pertaining to slaves is still the law of the land today! We are still slaves! Don’t reservations still exist? How are the Indians doing today? Don’t know? Go to an Indian Reservation. You will find out quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry. Don’t know how Black people are faring? Go to Detroit, MI. Go to Baltimore, MD. Go to New Orleans, LA. Go to Skid Row in CA. Go to any damn state in this fucked up shithole! Again, you’ll get a clue; quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry!

Do you still think that the next Tamir Rice will thank you for continuing to do nothing? Because that is exactly what you do when the only thing you continue to do is to pick up yet another protest sign and march and yell at the whites that “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” If that is the case, then why is Tamir Rice dead and no one is being held accountable for murdering him? Get real and cut the bullshit!