Thank you my brotha! I have been emotional all week. I think I would be so affected but realized very quickly that she was more than just an icon. She was and is the symbol of black power, black love and black history all wrapped in one voice. She signified the journey of progress.....unlike any entertainer we've ever had. I realized that she is also the symbol of the power of black women and why we are soooooooooooooo different from Asian and European women. I mention them because these females are the standard that this sick world refers to as beauty and femininity. And under that false hammer of womanhood, so many black women have fell to their knees.....until the rise of the Queen. No one could take away what the universe gave her.....not in even in the times of turmoil.
She was fearlesss...confident in times when women were expected to "stay in their place" but she never did. Proof? In 1968, her black face was on the cover of Time Magazine...a move unprecedent. Why? Because the weary sick world finally cracked and had to give honor to the Queen. A Queen who wouldn't perform in segregated audiences…...A Queen who paid the salaries on the MLK tour for freedom in the 60s. A Queen who also risked her career to back up Angela Davis....A Queen who demanded not asked but demanded RESPECT. A command that loudly echoed the sentiments of others regardless of race, gender and age across the globe. She is a part of the force that broke Jim Crow in America. So when I understood alladat? I knew then why I was so emotional. And know that we must take her torch of freedom and carry it in our hearts as continue the fight for the rest of our generations to come-cuz it's the least we can do. But!