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"Holding Up that BloodStained Banner" Kendra James Video Online

Following the brutal shooting of Kendra James -- a woman of color -- by the police in Portland, Oregon, the people of the city -- black, white and Latino -- march through the streets in protest. This moving piece is full of song and spirit, and reveals the promise of a better world that could emerge from our current repression.
someone say it's time for justice
someone say it's time for justice
we will tell the story of how we overcome...
we will tell the story of how we overcome...
and we'll understand it better by and by
and we'll understand it better by and by
kendra james was the straw that has broken the camel's back
kendra james was the straw that has broken the camel's back
god let justice have her perfect work in us today
god let justice have her perfect work in us today
justice not just for us, but for all people
justice not just for us, but for all people
let them all be rooted out
let them all be rooted out
kendra james, they say you were a crack addict...
kendra james, they say you were a crack addict...
but we say you were a child of god
but we say you were a child of god
whether you are crack addicted or a phd your life has value
whether you are crack addicted or a phd your life has value
they say it was justified but we way it was homicide
they say it was justified but we way it was homicide
we have to ask ourselves how long are we going to allow this
we have to ask ourselves how long are we going to allow this
a point at which water boils; a point at which water freezes
a point at which water boils; a point at which water freezes
we have to hold up the blood stained banner...
we have to hold up the blood stained banner...
we have to hold it up until we die
we have to hold it up until we die

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