The seminal time for women of color is now upon us. The Democrats are pinning their hopes of a Biden victory on the back of a black, female vice president.

With that in mind, this is a shout out to the likes of Kamala Harris, AOC, Nina Turner and Stacey Abrams. All women of color. All fighting for justice and against oppression.

Your policies and ethical stances have caught the attention of the nation, rightly so. Yet there is a long way for us all to go. For example, until the Democratic state of Michigan finally unchains Michael Thompson, you should refrain from collaborating with what are effectively still our colonizers.

As you know, people of color around the US and around the world have been waiting and waiting to finally walk the Earth as free people. For the first time in 400 years, full economic and political power, full and final emancipation, are finally within reach.

It is a startling realization that while Biden is preferable to Trump, he is at core Republican lite. He is a bridge to the past where black lives simply did not matter. Shocking, but true.

The entire world is waiting, is aching, for Progressives of all colors to unite and take back the White House on strictly progressive terms.

Take the issue of marijuana if you would. Legalization will not only ensure that the likes of Sean Worsley, Michael Thompson and Richard Delissi become free people once more, it will also free tens of thousands of people of color who are presently forgotten and degraded in Biden’s for-profit prisons.

Legalization will also liberate the entire white dominated cannabis industry of the black mark upon their souls that has been forced upon them.

Marijuana, as you know, is an American industry of the future that is taking shape now. The US legal marijuana industry was estimated at $13.6 billion in 2019 with 340,000 jobs devoted to the handling of plants. Furthermore, marijuana companies raised $116.8 billion in capital in 2019 according to New Frontier data.

A total of 33 states have legalized marijuana for medical use, 14 of which allow adults to legally use the drug for recreational use as of March 2020. These numbers are only possible because Keith Stroup and NORML have been working gallantly to reform archaic marijuana laws since 1970.

We simply cannot afford to squander the potential power of cannabis and pandemic on an old feebleminded, dinosaur, one-termer at best.

At this moment in American history, with you at the vanguard, we can come together and unchain Mike , Sean and Rick from the grip of Biden’s for-profit prison cronies. In doing so, we will unchain the moral conscience of our shared nation.

Micheal Thompson has been in prison for 25 years with 35 more years to go for selling weed in Michigan a recreational State.