Danielle Coulanges, a Texas teacher who sings and writes songs in her spare time, released “We Are One” a song she wrote a decade ago for two other victims of racial profiling. The lyrics state:
The other day a mother cried
My son she said has died in vain
Innocent blood was shed again
And still the lessons pass us by.
The song also says:
Today my brother dared to dream
Was told he was not worth a thing
Cause of the color of his skin...
At first she thought, "How relevant is a song written twelve years ago that speaks of the perils of skin color when we have a black president in the White House? The Trayvon Martin tragedy proved the message was still valid.
“Why can’t we live together? Learn from one another. When will we learn to get along?” her lyrics wonder. In the midst of the public outrage and all the confrontation, Coulanges’ song offers a message of conciliation. “We all are one.”
Coulanges believes that until we learn to embrace the God-intended diversity of our human race, the tears will keep on rolling. “It’s time,” she says, “We do our part to eliminate the ‘R’ word by joining together in a ‘We Are One movement’.” Her suggestion, “Let’s put the ‘G’ to race. Let’s talk about grace instead of race.”
The song is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. - Coulanges’ EP “I Live by Faith” will be released in July 2012.
Visit her website at: daniellecoulanges.com www.youtube.com/byfaithmusic
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