This Petition Is Worth It

photos via  Elle

photos via Elle

Is it worth it, let me work it, I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.
— - Missy Elliott

Yeah, those lyrics sound about right when it comes to our feelings about anti-White Supremacy. Cut the ignorance shit already, blast some Visine in your eyes and wake the fuck up. We have watches as phones, an electronic box that heats up food in sixty seconds, a car that drives itself. The world has advanced, unfortunately some futile minds and hearts are stuck in the past. Here is one way to contribute your efforts if you feel as strongly about the current events and cause as much as we do. 

"We believe it is time to finally replace the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia near the intersection of Court and High streets with a new statue of a true Portsmouth native hero. Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott?

Before she was "Missy Misdemeanor" she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth's lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave. 

Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it? I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it. Let us come together in getting City Council to erect this statue in honor of Missy Elliott and all those in the great City of Portsmouth who work it each and every day. Ycamerpus Etihw! 

Missy is all of us.

Missy is everything the Confederacy was not. " - via