Continuously Named

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The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman.

Strong Black Women

Angry Black Women

Resilient Black Women

The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.

Indestructible Black Women

Silent Black Women

Aggressive Black Women

Struggling Black Women

The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman.

Breonna Taylor

Sandra Bland

Riah Milton

Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells

They speak of this entity…… Justice

She sounds wonderful

Closure say she has the potential to heal wounds, dry eyes, and tame hearts

When can we meet her?

Please hold Closure says, next caller

Hello?? I’m looking for justice! Can somebody introduce us?

No, Closure tells us. You must earn her

Earn her? Ok I’ll recruit her good friend Accountability

No need. He’s on vacation until further notice

Vacation? This ain’t no 9 to 5.

Ma’am you’re getting angry. Please calm down. I’ll let you know what u need to do before meeting the untouchables

Step 1. Report your loss door to door

Door to door?? That’s the media’s job!

Ma’am the media is on paternity leave… indefinitely

Indefinitely?? Who is the partner??

Justice, aka the untouchables. Keep up.

Well, what is Justice pregnant with???

A pause, but most time she miscarries for your kind

Step 2. Protect the truth your eyewitnesses share

Protect from what?

Accountabilities cousin…. reasonable doubt. He’s on the clock 24/7

Ok that’s fine as long as there is no step 3. Justice comes in now, right??

Right?

Hello?? Closure?? U there? Justice?? Accountability??

For the women that didn’t get a hashtag, never made it to the news, or received their justice

I’m sorry

I’m sorry we live in a world where your death is overlooked

As if you haven’t moved mountains and saved lives for a nation that’s so quick to sacrifice yours

As if every black woman before you hasn’t already paid the price

This unrelenting debt of blackness

You mattered. You’re loved. You deserved better.

And I know it’s not enough

Enough would mean that you’d be standing here

Enough would mean that you and I still had the possibility of meeting through our shared dreams

Of connecting through our shared experiences

Enough would mean equality, not blood money!

Ur memory was stolen from us and replaced with the broken record of injustice

Ur humanity is worth more than serving as a social conscious

Don’t lose hope though. Allow me to remind you of the magic that is Black Women

Similar to an anastomosis, we intersect in a beautifully complicated fashion

When it comes to matters of the heart, of our circulation, we are all in

A multitude of arteries and veins, advocates and allies

Serving the same volume, the same purpose

Routes for blood flow in the case that blood vessels get compromised

And paths for collective liberation in situations of oppression

They can cut our lives, this body, this intricate network of a vessel, but your legacies will always live through us

Same volume, same purpose

You’ll never be forgotten as long as we breathe

We are Breonna Taylor

We are Sandra Bland

We are Righ Milton

We are Dominique Rem’mie Fells

So lemme start the next hashtag

#Still Here