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‘The Vampire Theory’: Watch Korryn Gaines Recite Powerful Poem About Black Bodies Being Hunted

In the aftermath of the shooting death of 23-year-old Baltimore resident Korryn Gaines, videos of her have surfaced online, revealing more of her personality before Monday’s tragic incident.

On Aug. 1, Gaines was engaged in a multi-hour standoff with Baltimore police over arrest warrants for minor citations.

Atlanta Black Star reported that the young woman recorded an Instagram video of her talking to her 5-year-old son during the standoff.

According to NBC News, Gaines had a 12-gauge shotgun in hand, threatening police. They fired first, and Gaines returned fire. Then officers fired three more times, killing the young mother.

Today, new developments in the case revealed that her son may not have been in her lap.

In a recently released video, Gaines recites a poem entitled, “The Vampire Theory,” about Black self-worth.

“Our blood reeks of royalty; they can smell it in the air,” she says. “We’re so used to our own scent, we can’t fathom what we bear. They know of our greatness. I’m just trying to taste it while others are trying to waste it.”

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7 thoughts on “‘The Vampire Theory’: Watch Korryn Gaines Recite Powerful Poem About Black Bodies Being Hunted

  1. Tsepo Lesibe says:

    Rest in Power, we love and honor you.

  2. Mike Humdy says:

    We will win for you!

    Respect for your courage and love for your people…RIP!!

  3. I believe she was one of God's Elect! She Saved her Life by speaking the Truth! These are strange times we are living in. Life almost feels like a computer simulation…..The Matrix is Real Life people. Life really is Black and White. There are no grey areas. Now we just have to Create Gateways to Exit and Survive.

  4. R. I, Heaven Korryn Gains, Your Son will BE Alright,Family you have my PRAYER!!

  5. I was reading this, hey, this is serious, lots of injustice done to this citizen of the USA, what is this? This is murder in cold blood, white racist terrorist in blue.. Atlanta Black Star, this story shouldn't end here..

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