In case you hadn’t checked Twitter today and seen the trending topics #ASeatAtTheTable or Solange, then you might not have noticed that Solange Knowles dropped an album today. We told you that she’d be doing so earlier this week. And it certainly lived up to the hype ;and, for me, exceeded my expectations. Yesterday, on Twitter Knowles said that she started writing A Seat At The Table almost four years ago and today, as we got to experience it, there are so many moments of brilliant, bold Blackness that we have to share with you.
Check them out.
Integration, Segregation, Racism
“We lived in the threat of death everyday. I was just lost in the vacuum of integration and segregation and racism. That was my childhood. I was angry for years. Angry. Very angry.”
We like to think that the fight for Civil Rights for Black folk happened a long time ago. But no. It was literally a generation ago. If you speak to your parents, they’ll tell you similar stories about integration. And if your parents are like mine and Matthew Knowles, they might even suggest that integration might not have been the best solution.