by William "DC" Clark
I pick up pennies to keep me grounded. They remind me of Black Men, who were once the most desirable men on earth because we were so strong and could withstand the elements better than most. We built this country's roads, railroads and infrastructure. Now that it is built, no one needs us anymore and like the penny, we are easily discarded. So my picking up the penny is a metaphor for uplifting my brothers. No matter how low you may find yourself, at least you've got one brother who gives a damn about you.