I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Take a seat, relax and reminisce on the black race…. Our journey, struggles, agony, slavery, rejection, solitude, difficulties, frustrations, desperation, hope and our future. If you can picture what we have been through, then you might understand maybe a little our journey so far.
From kunta-kunte, to bishop Ajayi Crowther, to the apartheid in south Africa to the struggle Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, were part of; if you can take all these in, you will realise tears ain’t Enough neither can empathy exist in our world.
From Kenya, to cape Coast Castle, to Elmina to badagry in Lagos, the slave trade stories can never be fully told.
Our struggles, our freedom are interwoven. Barack Obama journey to the Whitehouse is now part of our history, but his life after his tenure belongs to him and his family. His stay at the white mansion has reached its very end.
Let no man cry for me
Let no woman beat her breast for me
My race, the black race
My forefathers built the great cities of Europe and America
With their barehand, sweat and blood
Yet the whiteman will still deny me visa
To go visit the cities
My ancestors built
©Babashola Timothy Ayeni.