Remembering Steve Biko (18/12/46 – 12/09/77)

“Black is not defined by the media: Tall T’s, Saggy Pants, Icy Teeth or Style of Dance. Black is not defined by the media, it’s defined by it’s background,whether your past is in Steel Mills, or Cotton Fields; whether you bled or cried during struggles; whether you acknowledge it or not,
Black is inside. Defined by your racial background,the blood that flows deep in your veins. Black is not defined by the media, so before you ask me if I’m Black, take a look at what Black was before.
Before Rap, before Hip-Hop, before Blues became Rock ‘n Roll, before slave masters commanded slave ships, Before Jesus came, even before the Hebrew’s hardship, Black was Black.
And they didn’t need the media to tell them that.”

– Kamanda Ndama – (African Musician, Philosopher, Poet and Songwriter)

[caption id=”attachment_30″ Steve Biko, African Revolutionary

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