The Southern Truth
By Gloria Zuurveen, Editor-in-Chief
“Mississippi Goddam” is a song of protest written and performed by singer and pianist Nina Simone, who later announced the anthem to be her “first civil rights song”. A song that took Ms. Simone less than an hour to composed is befitting 58 years later and it is more relevant today than yesterday when we are still hearing today about Black men being murdered and that the murders are being sanctioned by the supervisors of the police will make anyone want to say “Mississippi Goddam”.
Who is allowing this?
Where is Bennie Thompson and others political masses who speaks with fork-tongues and sit on their asses while generation of young people go straight to the ashes.
“Mississippi Goddam”, it is time to take the crown down. This supervisor, Chief Sam Dobbins, is said to have been fired, but I say, “hold up bro, you can’t go, at least not before you come up on some kind of charges.” In his words, I heard, some admission of serious felonious crimes, After hearing what I heard this is the only time I am willing to spend my Mississippi taxpayers dimes.
Bennie, last name Thompson, where are you? And what is the matter? Are you too busy in other people’s chatter all the time a Lexington, Mississippi, one of your district’s supervising police is running wild and being braggadocious about killing some mother’s child. He was caught confessing and seemingly confirming a lesson about getting away. How Bennie could this happen without your knowledge as head of Homeland Security and here we have a Mississippi high paying public servant right in your vicinity. something is wrong with this picture.
Bennie, last name Thompson, what’s wrong with this picture? Listen to the message about how many “niggers,” he claims to have killed. He said, “Nigger” and yes, it does rhymes with trigger.
It makes you wanna holla and say, “Mississippi Goddam, What’s Going On?” Marvin Gaye said it best in his own protest song, “What’s Going On?” which had been inspired by social ills committed in the United States with all the police brutality and especially the 1965 Watts Riot. Like Simone and Gaye, I too say, “Mississippi Goddam and What’s Going On?” as I ask in protest to the murders and killings of so many of our Black men today.
Mississippi Goddam, like What’s Going On was a protest song in response to the racially motivated murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers in Mississippi, and the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four black girls. Look at us today, from the four little Black girls in a church bombing, to today, a young Black man being shot more than 30 times by the police like a dog in the street.
I must say, being a Mississippian, I wasn’t shocked to hear those who are charged with the duties “to protect and to serve”, were actually gloating and saying ‘I Shot That N***** 119 Times’ and carried on like it was simply divine and that it was just fine.
People, it’s time to wake up and start working together, not separated and divided, but together. When will we all get sick and tired of being sick and tired of Black people, sons and daughters, being murdered and killed without cause in the streets and the sick part of it all is that it is with a guarantee given by their superiors that they want spend a week for the crime the victims families seek not as long as there are supervisors and superiors who says with foul words they don’t care if they kill them in cold blood. He said that he will fix it because he’s the only one that’s smart enough to do it. Dobbins is talking about covering up a crime so none of real criminal will ever do the time.
Bennie, last name Thompson, where were you while all this was going on in your neck of the woods? WOW! This is bad Bennie and it doesn’t look good.
Mississippi Goddam, a Mississippi police supervisor sanctions the killing of Black men.
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