“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (2017 edition), by Diandra Ross

WS 305 student Diandra Ross’s modern update of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” 
The revolution will not be brought to you by
Turner Classic Movies and will not star Jennifer Lawrence
and Leonardo DiCaprio or Spongebob and Buffy
The revolution will not stimulate your senses
The revolution will not quench your thirst
The revolution will not run on Dunkin’
Because the revolution will not be televised, Brother
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
Brothers in the instant replay
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
Brothers in the instant replay
There will be no pictures of Colin Kapernick being
Run out of the NFL on a rail with a brand new fade
There will be no slow motion or still life of Reverend Al Sharpton
strolling through Harlem in a #BlackLivesMatter T-shirt that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion
Riverdale, The Walking Dead, and Big Bang
Theory will no longer be so Goddamn relevant, and
Women will not care if Ross finally gets down with
Rachel on Friends because Black people
Will be in the street looking for a brighter day
The revolution will not be televised.
-Diandra Ross

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