Paid for by the Committee to Elect Toni Morris for Congress
Who is Toni Morris?Beyond politics …
Who a candidate is outside of the political arena helps define who the person is inside that arena. So just who is Antoinette “Toni” Morris? What makes her a candidate to whom her constituents can relate? Is she one of “us” … or really one of “them?”
That question may best be answered by getting to know Toni. For instance, one of Toni’s pastimes is that she likes to watch professional football. Another pastime is that she likes to read John Grisham and other mystery writers. She likes listening to music, mostly gospel and R&B. She is active in her church, Lewis Chapel, and volunteers for various groups. (More)
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard 'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin' in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that's rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.