Black Women : SistaHood

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  1. Ujima

    Ujima Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A nation of sistahood

    Is what we need,

    We must know where we have been

    Before we can proceed...

    Going forth and taking our daughters

    By the hand,

    Showing them the legacies of Black Women

    Who have taken a stand…

    Against those who have tried to keep us

    From going forth to get to where we need to be,

    And teaching them all about our

    Essence, finesse, purpose, and beauty;

    Educating them about our world’s

    Injustice and ignorance,

    At the same time

    Building up their strength and tolerance;

    Strength comes from knowing your own self-worth

    And tolerance is built from experiences

    You face on Earth;



    Legacies of Black Women are not limited

    Only to the famous names,

    They stem from our foremothers

    To the likes of Etta James;

    Utilizing talents and paving many ways,

    Have opened many doors that many of us will continue to walk through

    For the rest of our days;



    We must build up a nation

    Where our sistas can be who they are,

    While outsiders are looking in and

    Wishing from afar…

    How to be like us

    And to live

    Without prejudice…

    In their lives

    Along with hate and guilt,

    And never understanding how

    Our sistahood was built…

    With love, peace, and the help

    Of our men,

    Knowing that our fundamental nature

    Comes from within…

    Our black sistas and mothas

    Are necessary to bring forth life and help

    Our black fathers to raise up strong black brothas…

    Because there is no other…

    That endures pain and struggle

    Like a true sista has,

    Knowing always

    That trouble doesn’t last;



    It was not fear

    That God instilled in me, it was humility,

    And knowing His love and Supreme Being

    Has set my soul free…

    Free from this world’s corruption and negativity;

    Reaching back to bring forward

    What we need in our lives,

    The strength to survive,

    And from where our power was derived;



    As a people, we have pure creativity

    Running through our veins,

    Our inevitable brains is where

    Our cultural awareness will always remain;

    It’s easy to convey unity,

    Within and throughout our community,

    While our sistahood is built up like a strong immunity;

    Our people was taken from

    The motherland and forced into slavery,

    But it took extreme courage

    And substantial bravery…

    To withstand what was thought to be

    Hell on Earth

    Awaiting to be free

    From the tormenting reality

    Of oppressive captivity…

    Yes, physically we were freed

    But still

    Mentally deceived…

    By authority figures

    That continuously call us

    Undeserving black folks Ni99ers…

    They have pulled many triggers…

    To kill off our people and to make us obsolete,

    But they can never defeat

    A growing nation of knowledge and wisdom,

    That’s solid as concrete…

    We are taking back

    Our dignity, power, and pride,

    Having nothing to hide…deep down on the inside…

    Don’t let our nation of Sistahood ever be denied.
     
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    Regina Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
     
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    This is absolutely beautiful! It is recognition of those whose shoulders we stand on and an uplifting of those who are in the present struggle.

    This was my favorite part:
     
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    This was wonderful

    and I thought it speaks to the women and sisterhood of Destee. Sisters, if Mon at 8 is a bad time, perhaps we can change it after discussion. I know I have a lot going on as well..not really LOL but I think its important we take an hour to see about us. Anyone have any suggestions ?
     
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    Hello, Linda! I saw mention of my name in the Shout Box and that was just by accident because I hardly ever go to the home page. I just come straight to the forums. Actually, I forget about that page altogether.

    However, I want to thank you for thinking of me for the SisterChat.

    Last week, I stumbled into somebody's chat or class and I say "stumbled" because I just clicked and didn't know where I was going! LOL! And I quickly left out because I didn't know anything about it; and, really, I have never done the "chat" thing before, anyway. All my years on the internet and I have never been in ANY kind of Chat Room. I do Yahoo and Messenger. That's it. I don't do other internet groups or pages either. I don't do Myspace. I don't do Facebook. I don't Twitter.

    But, please know, I wasn't being stand-offish. I still don't know this board very well. I'm not even "subscribed" to anything. So, I sometimes don't see replies until much later in the day or even days later. And if another thread has been bumped up, then I have to LOOK for other threads I posted in or even started. So, then, someone may think I'm ignoring them, but I'm not.

    So, I will try to make next week's SisterChat.
     
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    One thing I like about you, Clyde, is your knack for subtlety! LOL!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Family!



    Thats Great cherryblossom, thanks a lot, for real. I am certainly glad that there is something about me you like:).

     
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    I hope you don't think I don't.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Truth!




    Now thats subtle, wow:)

     
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