Life,  Politics

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Hi guys. Sorry for my unexplained absence for the past couple of days. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to check if I was doing okay. I am so grateful. I’m taking a break from the writing challenge to contribute to the current conversation going on right row.

In these past few days, I have experienced a roller-coaster of emotions, from feelings of overwhelming pride to intense sadness to burning passion.

I know it’s easy to stand back and look away from all that’s going on because nothing ever works in this country. But it appears that unplanned and unintended, the match has been lit, and our role in history is to fan the flames.

So it’s time to put on our revolution shoes. If you can, join a protest in your city. If you’re unable to go, here are other things you can do from home:

This thread explains what’s happening right now. Read some of the police brutality cases here. Share them. Let us tell our stories.

Check out here to donate funds to support the protests going on around the country. Help provide resources for people on the front line: food, water, masks, first aid, bail.

Here, with one click, you can send our senators countless text messages for free.

Help trend the hashtags on social media.

Send videos and broadcast messages to your parents, your aunts, your uncles. I flicked through our local channels this evening and none of them were covering the protests. The adults should know, they must know.

‘You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
And skip out for beer during commercials, because
The revolution will not be televised
The revolution will not be right back
The revolution will not be brought to you
The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat
The revolution will not be televised
The revolution will be no re-run, brothers
The revolution will be live.’   

-Gil Scott-Heron

We are here, we matter, and we will be heard. Stay safe everyone❤

One Comment

  • ayansolaibukun

    The just concluded week has been such a defining one in the history of our nation. Really refreshing to see the Nigerian youth come together to stand and stand their ground. There is hope for our nation.

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