Shero Kiilu

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As usual, there’s Kiilu, right in the thick of things in this anti-war march on Sept. 24, 2005. – Photo: Kamau Amen-Ra

by Tiny


What is a shero

who never gave up & NEVER let go

never stood down, sold out or took the politrickster road

who breathed liberation from every pore

who resisted kkkrapitalism, plantations and shouted at every prison door


This is Kiilu and whenever i felt like giving up, i would dream of u

resistance to so much and yet you would shake it off

like it was nothing at all


So much love to you Shero Kiilu

i see u everywhere, can’t begin to lift you high enough

Will say your name every day as we try to keep the liberation Up in every way

pulled no punches, told no lies

Keep up the truth, the power, the voices of revolution to the colonized

Free the land, free the People shouted from stolen land rooftops – and smashing ALL institutional power disguises


Every day Every way, we walk with you Kiilu, run wit Mama Dee, MOVE AFRICA Emiliano & George Jackson – never stop watching over us

never stop holding us in light, as we NEVER stop activating

cuz without your spirit beside us, we can’t keep up the fight.

Shero Kiilu

we love u

Shero Kiilu

we are u

Shero Kiilu


Tiny – or Lisa Gray-Garcia – is co-founder with her Mama Dee of POOR Magazine and its many projects and author of “Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America,” published by City Lights. She can be reached at Visit POOR at