Gaga has been forced to cancel the rest of her Born Brave Bus tour, including the two Philly shows, due to a case of synovitis (severe inflammation of joints). Meet Emma - the wheelchair who’s going to get her through this. We wish her a speedy recovery!
"Dark Phrases" by Ntozake Shange, from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, 1975
dark phrases of womanhood of never havin been a girl half-notes scattered without rhythm/no tune distraught laughter fallin over a black girl’s shoulder it’s funny/it’s hysterical the melody-less-ness of her dance don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul she’s dancin on beer cans & shingles
this must be the spook house another song with no singers lyrics/no voices & interrupted solos unseen performances
are we ghouls? children of horror? the joke?
don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul are we animals? have we gone crazy?
i can’t hear anythin but maddening screams & the soft strains of death & you promised me you promised me… somebody/anybody sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/struggle/hard times sing her song of life she’s been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn’t know the sound of her own voice her infinite beauty she’s half-notes scattered without rhythm/no tune sing her sighs sing the song of her possibilities sing a righteous gospel let her be born let her be born & handled warmly.
If we must die Let us not walk in shame Don’t let us fall on our knees in front of the Kings, Queens, Prince and Princess Don’t let death take us without a fight Beat us with sticks, chains, and whips Let us stand and fight with pride and glory. If we must die, let us die with dignity Don’t leave me surrounded by four walls and watch darkness fall upon my eyes. Even though we are out numbered let my Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters fight for their freedom and rights. If we must die You shouldn’t let us walk straight to our graves, without letting us speak our minds. If we must die Let us not die like animals being slaughtered.
“Bravery means living the life you want to live and creating your own destiny despite the “moral codes” society and others set out for you. Bravery means taking a stance not just for yourself, but for others who do not know how to. Bravery is living a life of love, and celebrating every breath you have with others even in the face of adversity. Bravery exist in us all, you just have to dig deep to find it.”—Michael from Texas
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