Mama says I’m pretty
Mama says I’m smart
Mama says I can be anything in the world if I apply myself
But Mama, I see a world of application but there is still violence, anger and so many homeless people, why?
Mama smiled and said, they are waiting on you to change the world.
Sun kissed from heaven above
Some say when God made you he was showing off
You come in so many variations, the complexity of your beauty leaves many in awe
I can only imagine the thought that races through your mind when people try to pin point the core of your awesomeness
You just laugh and say, Chile, if you only knew
I applaud you because inside your brown skin bleeds love, hope, courage, intelligence to make it through each day
To some, brown skin people exude hurt, pain, frustration and anger but I don’t see that
I see God
When I see you, I see how much He loved you
I see through mistakes you found purpose
Through hurt you found healing
Through anger you found joy
You see brown skin individuals are a peculiar people
There are no two made exactly alike
I figure HE made us especially for Him through His image so when others feel me, they feel HIM
Little brown boy, Little brown girl
As you grow remember you are standing on the shoulders of Mama Maya, Mama Rosa, Mama Lena, Mama Nikki, Daddy Duke, Daddy Langston, Daddy Malcolm so greatness is in your character
I am not wrong to except excellence from you
You are the Leader
You are the Master
You are in Control
You are LIMITLESS my brown beauty
Now SOAR on the wings of GREATNESS
CALL OF DUTY
Why did you stop?
Why did you stop promoting Black Unity?
The promotion of HBCU’s?
Once in our lives there was a surge of black promotion.
Through the Arts, Entertainment and Television.
Sometime ago, there was an age where comedians and actors promoted Black people
Fashion from wearing hoodies that promoted “Howard, Morgan State, and Clark-Atlanta Universities”
Supported the likes of the movements of Malcolm X
Tackled issues that were troubling or brought up in the Black community
Such as …
Why did you stop promoting that we have to do better?
Knowledge is the key that provides a better place for our future.
At a time, where we sought hope in music through songs like:
Sister Aretha’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T or
Brother Sam’s A Change is Gonna Come
Where we envisioned a brighter future than what we saw before our eyes
Brothers and Sisters what do we have to look up to today?
Where are our brothers that protect our families?
Where are our sisters that evoke change?
Who has picked up the freedom baton from Sister Angela Davis and Brother Gil Scott-Heron?
What do our Nubian prince and princesses have to look forward to?
Have you done your part?
Have I done my part?
Or are we a part of the problem? Living to just get by, not making any noise about the rooted source of wrong-doings in our communities
What if Dr. King turned his back to the cries of his people?
We would not be living proof of the DREAM.
Wake Up Young America and lets do our part to change the world.
Lets pick up where our elders got weary
STAND even if you’re standing ALONE