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When did the revolution end?
Why are we African American instead of Black?
Africa is the Mother of us all so…
If you're an American it just stands to reason that…

We try soooooo hard to be Politically correct,
That our identity has been lost.
Where oh where has our big Afro's gone…
When did the revolution end.

When did the revolution end?!
What happened to Black Power?
Afro picks and Blow Out kits?
…To Right On Brother!
To United We Stand!
(We must be divided for we are falling)
To fighting segregation…
Now we want to be isolated.
To Knowledge Is Power!

When is Black Solidarity Day…
Does anyone know?
What happened to Freedom and Justice for ALL?
(Well there is Just Us!)

It seems that everything is on hold,
TheTwinTowers fall,
Loved ones perish and now…
NOW we find our patriotism!
Rally ‘round the flag Boys!
It's time to fight…
Fight for our Freedom!
Let's do it for America!

Well America,
It's time to do it for ourselves.
Time to fight hunger… Right Here.
Take care of our sick and suffering, our homeless.
In case you haven't noticed…
Our fight is America's fight.
The unity that we need, America needs.

It's time for a Revolution…
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Submitted on July 29, 2016

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