Stirring the Mind into Thought

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I don’t know where I’m from I can’t even begin to fathom What family I use to belong All of that has been long gone Lost at sea Don’t know the roots to my name Another man’s I had to claim If I went back, I’d be unrecognizable So I stay here where it’s comfortable […]

Posted at: September 26th, 2009 - 2:00 pm - Comments Off on Lost At Sea

…And a few actions and skin color does not define a person as a whole. After the incidents involving Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the VMAs and Serena Williams at the US Open, I have noticed how some people have called Kanye “the n-word” and said he should be lynched and how some have […]

Posted at: September 19th, 2009 - 7:38 pm - Comments Off on One Person Does Not Represent An Entire Race…

I am in a love affair with my Hair But I use to be in a relationship with Cream He would abuse me, damage my self-esteem The man was not even good enough to stay So every few weeks he’d come, then go away Why did I ever fall for Mr. Silky and Smooth I […]

Posted at: September 10th, 2009 - 6:21 pm - Comments Off on A Love Affair with My Hair

When did it become uncool To think for oneself Everybody wants to be Like everyone else The old saying is now true You jump off the bridge Then I’ll do it too Because I want to fit in I want to belong Even if I am right And the rest are wrong Just say go […]

Posted at: September 8th, 2009 - 5:53 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Are you lighter or darker than a paper bag? I know I am darker than one. Well, this has been a supposed skin tester for the black community for decades. If you were lighter than the paper bag, you were considered better, but if you were darker, you were not good enough. This tester and […]

Posted at: September 6th, 2009 - 7:43 pm - Number of Comments » 1

“The Civil Rights Movement” ended only 50 years ago and I feel like we need another one because so many of us have forgotten about it! Today, I came across this video on Black Voices and it really spoke to me and confirmed some of my beliefs. Yes, Obama’s presidency has shown America has changed, […]

Posted at: September 4th, 2009 - 5:15 pm - Comments Off on Uplifting the Black Community and Remembering Our Past