Attend the African American Read-in Today at Lunch in Sobrato Theater!

Please join BCP’s Black Student Union today, February 15th AT LUNCH ONLY in Sobrato Theater for the annual African American Read-in. Inspired by Sly and the Family Stone, this year’s theme is “Everyday People” (lyrics below).

This is an open-mike event. Share your favorite writings by African Americans. Bring poems, speeches, essays, articles, lyrics, monologues, scenes, quotations, and reflections.

Everyday People (written and produced by Sylvester Stewart, a.k.a. Sly Stone)

Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong

My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah, yeah

There is a blue one
Who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one
Trying to be a skinny one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair
That doesn’t like the short hair
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one
That won’t accept the black one
That won’t accept the red one
That won’t accept the white one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
I am everyday people