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Nick Cannon’s “Stand For What” Video Features Gripping Images Of Protest And Police Brutality by Camille Augustin

Nick Cannon: “Stand For What,” Stand For what?! You want me to stand for a song that continues to remind me of all the harms that have done me wrong? Stand for what?! For your Army that none of our sons truly belong Stand for what? The 100 years it took them to convince Congress to become the anthem after 40 failed attempts Stand for what? Your forefathers who really just Pimps. Stand for What? A song about War, not freedom That’s how you want to lead them Brainwash your people? that’s how you want to treat em Slavemasters whips to Cops night sticks, that’s how you continue to beat em. Stand for what the beginning of Slavery in 1619 Or the end of those Black Marines of 1814 That’s really what the lyrics are about They may have taken the word slave out but they forget to remove the slave connotations from their brains and they mouth The mentality to make America Greater than your imagination is how you pout Hating because we burned down their White House Gave proof through the night, that its light out For the old elitist white man thinking Drunk off they ass with power at baseball games singing and drinking Man stand for what? Stand for something or fall for dumb shit! Stand for what To salute the Red White and Blue, on a Flag where my Colors not reflected Stand for what To uphold laws that were embedded to have my community negatively affected Stand for what Your racist systemic melodies of mind manipulating rhetoric? Did you know the government pays Sports organizations for plays, to make people more patriotic This MK Ultra Soul control needs to stop it I can still love my country and hate that fucked up song about rockets, and bombs bursting air Reminds me of Charlottesville’s vicious glares And police shootings with no care like the dash cameras wasn’t there. Stand for what Monuments and statues of old slave masters Constant reminders of our nations disasters The Heros in Houston, the Doctors, the Poets and the Pastors. That’s who I want to shape our greatness after I honor and respect our men and women of service But we’ve been taught to idolize wars without purpose The majority of our Militaries casualties are minority soldiers So let’s make statues of those warriors because they truly deserve it Mt Rushmore was built by the Ku Klux Klan, so why the fuck should I have respect for those men Damn, This is not my country and it’s not yours either. Go back to Africa? I wish we never had to leave it But the entire World is our neighborhood So why do we perceive certain blocks to be bad and other blocks to be good? Instead of glorifying the past we gotta focus on the future Dick Gregory warned me if U speak up They probably gonna shoot ya! But I shout for his eternal voice along with Martin, Malcolm and Marcus Garvey and march wholeheartedly for their legacy Because I’ll say it loud as you can see Fuck Francis Scott Key and Robert E. Lee They don’t represent me and neither do either of these hypocritical political parties I am a native to the cosmic and Universal God Energy. Even though the constitution really doesn’t apply to me I’ll try to exercise my freedom of speech So you can tell them you heard it from me. Yeah I said it Brutality, Historic Fallacies and All war is wrong and so is that fucking song! It’s Been way too long! It’s time to make a change and acknowledge that your home of the brave was built on the back of a Slave. So bowing down to a true King Is the only way to let freedom ring Stand for what? I ain’t standing For Shit… except Kaepernick!

Nick Cannon’s “Stand For What” Video Features Gripping Images Of Protest And Police Brutality by Camille Augustin

Nick Cannon is no stranger to participating in movements that call for an end to racial injustice and police brutality. 

Nick Cannon is no stranger to participating in movements that call for an end to racial injustice and police brutality. His latest spoken word visual, titled “Stand For What,” depicts images of protests in St. Louis to front page newspapers and videos of those unjustifiably slain by the police.

“Stand for what/To uphold laws that were embedded to have my community negatively affected/Stand for what/Your racist systemic melodies of mind manipulating rhetoric?/Did you know the government pays sports organizations for plays, to make people more patriotic,” Cannon asks. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/nick-cannon-stand-for-what-video

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