Martin Luther King Day – Better America

Khaliah Ali

I had to explain Martin Luther King Day to my 5-almost-6-year-old daughter yesterday, and it was not easy. She has just reached the age where she can understand that some people might treat her differently because her skin is brown. It broke my heart to see the look on her face when I told her about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the bus boycotts. Some may say that she’s too young to know about some of the awful history that we come from in America, but I think it’s best that she learn it from me before learning it from someone who doesn’t care to protect her feelings.

As I said in my previous post, I plan to use my talent as a contribution to the movement that is happening right now in America. Like Martin Luther King, we are still fighting discrimination, police brutality, poverty, and inequality. There is no way that I can be silent and carry on when so many people are suffering. My music will speak our pain.

If you’ve never heard me RAP before, buckle your seat belt before you listen to this song. I grew up on hip-hop and rapped with my brother as a kid. It feels good to express my pain & frustration through hip-hop music.

Peace, Khaliah

 

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2 Responses to “Martin Luther King Day – Better America”

  1. Karen says:

    Love it!

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