As WE Proceed: A Movement for the People is a collection of poetry that is as politically charged as it is socially conscious. This book challenges US to examine ourselves within the contexts of our world, our nation, and our communities.
Interjecting many of his experiences as a Black man in America while drawing from historical events and borrowing from issues within contemporary headlines, author Kommon Knowledge seeks to promote a level of critical thinking that is sufficient enough to provoke US into taking the specific actions needed to improve our circumstances. His calls for revolution, governmental reform, and overhauling our economic system are recurring topics. He upholds the argument for paying reparations to Blacks in conjunction with discussing the multitude of social injustices imposed upon them as a race of people. Parallels are drawn between the Iraqi War, the Vietnam War, and even the war on drugs as the question is posed: "Who is the terrorist?!?"
Kommon Knowledge does not just note fallacies and find faults within our circumstances. His poems often allude to or even illuminate pathways towards some solutions. In short, As WE Proceed is required reading for any person who seeks to be socially conscious and politically charged.