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Do Women Need a Revolution?

Angela D. Coleman

Angela, Founder & President of Sisterhood Agenda, is a sisterhood activist, publisher, and author.

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In the U.S., the first annual United State of Women Summit was recently held. Named after Angela Davis, I always believed that the revolution would not be televised.  Lately, I have really been wondering:  who and what is going to make the biggest impact for women and girls around the globe?

Tracy Chapman, one of my all-time favorite artists, talks about a revolution.  Feminism and women’s empowerment often require actions by women that are not mainstream.  Made quite a few years ago, Tracy’s words are still so very relevant today.

Talkin Bout A Revolution

Songwriter
TRACY L CHAPMAN

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ ’bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ ’bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what’s theirs

Don’t you know
You better run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run
Oh I said you better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run

‘Cause finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution
Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh no
Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh
While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion


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