Can I put my afro on Raise my fist in the air Run my afro pic Through my nappy course hair Do I dare hold my head up high Stride by With all my Black hip swish Catching a Black eye Ooooooooooooooh Guuuuuuuurl Got Dayyyyyum! Brotherman grabbing his manly pride My natural cherry colored lips Thick caramel Definitely chocolate Still frame photo Knows me as a masterpiece Please know me As a Bbbbbbbbbbad Mutha- Sista Lover Nothing less Or other Than Queen Can I cornrow black My Queen's cap That keeps me crowned in glory His story can't be called the truth How the uncouth Negate the most beautiful ways Some say The anscestors fly around the son Turning him into knight While I smile Holding my womb tight Never know When a brotha shows He's ready to be a King So, I prepare to bring my gifts Spritedness Naturalist Swiftly elocuting an ear kiss Got to speak to the soul Where I am told Black love will leave Sighs in your chest Nothing left to be there But love Nothing else matters... Can I be as strong As the Black bone That got me misconstrued Include me as being wise Wisdom more profound Besides, as much as I try I ain't never gonna be Strong enough to forget How weak I am for intimates My feminist can do it for her **** self Underneath It's only because she has too... Truth being said Ain't nothing dred About a loc'ed head Just a locked mind That hasn't learned to pic The key is indeed inside your soul My ancestors whispered in my ear Told me some folks Don't even know How beautiful it is to be Black In fact the undone Wnat to wash off the Black face Having no trace When and where we got lost No need finding something You ain't looking for Don't want to be found Not loving yourself As I put my afro on Run my afro pic Through my nappy course hair Hold my head up high Catching the eye Of Black faces by choice Not by circumstance I Raise my fist in the air Open my third eye I stare Into the abyss of darkness Black faces fathers mothers sistas brothers lovers friends Power to the People! POWER TO THE PEOPLE! POWER TO A PEOPLE Continue to be strong Ain't nothing wrong With keeping your Black face.....that's real.