In the above clip Alana Belle, a community organizer for Black Lives Matter Cleveland and Common Good Ohio prepared a spoken word piece on the epidemic of police brutality against black men in this country.

In this short performance on The People’s Mic: Word to our Resistance spoken word slam, Alana draws an eerie parallel between historic legal lynching and today’s merciless execution of black boys, both leaving the full burden of consequence on the latter.

“White cop starts shift with full clip. Got fingers with an itch only a trigger can scratch. White cops bullets got a taste for those of all tongues, those that use all words. White cop starts shift singing the Willie Lynch letter to the tune of trap music,” she proclaimed.

Artists and creatives who speak truth to power are essential in times where violence seems neverending.

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