"Say it Loud/I'm Black & I'm Proud" was the mantra from Soul Brother Number On, James Brown. It was natural and Blacks felt him without even thinking about it.
It was an expression of his soul
Soul was never truly pursued by Black folks, because most of us were just born with it. Soul was as innate as our ability to absorb the rays of the sun without destruction to our skin.
But in a nation where everything has been commoditized, even the Soul of Black folks as well as their literal souls are for sale on the open market, which means that our Soul is no longer natural and endemic to us.
Soul is now for sale and we are not even the purveyors of the Soul that once came from us.
In previous times, Soul came from the Black community organically and only then was it marketed and sold to the world. Brother James Brown was ours and THEN the world claimed him.
With music and all other things cool, we created it and then the world took hold of it because we said it was cool.
Now, a watered-down, backwards version of Soul is manufactured and purveyed to us as though it is our very own.
But it is not.
The Soul that we see today on the open market has been stolen and twisted.
The stealing of our Soul should come as no surprise to anyone aware, because we were already selling it in a nation that has never treasured having a soul.
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