Black Women : THE BLACK WOMAN...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By Marcus Mosiah Garvey
    (1887-1940)

    Black queen of beauty, thou hast given color to the world!
    Among other women thou art royal and the fairest!
    Like the brightest of jewels in the regal diadem,
    Shin'st thou, Goddess of Africa, Nature's purest emblem!

    Black men worship at thy virginal shrine of truest love,
    Because in thine eyes are virtue's steady and holy mark,
    As we see in no other, clothed in silk or fine linen,
    From ancient Venus the Goddess, to mythical Helen.

    When Africa stood at the head of the elder nations,
    The Gods used to travel from foreign lands to look at thee.
    On couches of costly Eastern materials, all perfumed,
    Reclined thee, as in thy path flow'rs were strewn, the sweetest that bloomed.

    Thy transcendent marvelous beauty made the whole world mad,
    Bringing Solomon to tears as he viewed thy comeliness;
    Antony and the elder Ceasars wept at thy royal feet,
    Preferring death than to leave thy presence, their foes to meet.

    You, in all ages, have attracted the adoring world,
    And caused many a bloody banner to be unfurled
    You have sat upon exalted and lofty eminence,
    To see a world fight in your ancient African defense.

    Today you have been dethroned, through the weakness of your men,
    While, in frenzy, those who of yore craved your smiles and your hand.
    Those who were all monsters and could not with love approach you,
    Have insulted your pride and now attack your good virtue.

    Because of disunion you became mother of the world,
    Giving tinge of robust color to five continents,
    Making a greater world of millions of colored races,
    Whose claim to beauty is reflected through our black faces.

    From the handsome Indian to European brunette,
    There is a claim for that credit of their sunny beauty
    That no one can e'er to take from thee, 0 Queen of all women,
    Who have borne trials and troubles and racial burden.

    Once more we shall, in Africa, fight and conquer for you,
    Restoring the pearly crown that proud Queen Sheba did wear
    Yea, it may mean blood, it may mean death; but still we shall fight,
    Bearing our banners to victory, men of Africa's might.

    Superior angels look like you in Heaven above,
    For thou art fairest, queen of the seasons, queen of our love
    No condition shall make us ever in life desert thee,
    Sweet Goddess of the evergreen land and placid blue sea.

    Marcus Mosiah Garvey
    February 28, 1927
     
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    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :thinking: this was written in 1927...and still applies today.. *sigh* we must rise again black women we must rise..everyday now..i am trying to gain self knowledge,take my rightful place as a black wombman..and ascend back to being a righteous,virtuous,wombman of God...a Goddess....
    Thanks for posting this Aqil.
     
  3. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You're quite welcome Nisa. In the words of Cheiro:

    “Like a mine, its purest gold may not be found on the surface; its richest veins may only reward those who have the patience to toil for years; whose lamp of faith, no matter how dim at times, keeps steadily burning – until somehow or somewhere, the thread of gold is found that leads upwards and onwards, even unto the Creator Himself.”
     
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    BioRhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So i pose this question......

    Will we as a people return our women to the rightful place.... allow what was in past to be again... or have we fallen to never return to past glory.... have our honour and pride degenerated that much?
     
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    YES
    WE'RE ON THE RISE

    UNFORTUNATELY SO​


    Ancient African proverb:

    The African Race is like a rubber ball;
    The harder you throw it down,
    The higher it rises up!
     
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    For me, the answer to this question is.....

    This is a very feasible phenomenon, that will only occur once we all (Black men and women alike--Black people as a whole, the world over) let go of all of the outmoded, obsolete, and detrimental beliefs and ways of thinking that have shrouded our minds and hearts for the past millenia or so.

    This is something that I truly can't wait for.

    PEACE
     
  7. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    And this time we can't just be satisfied with the so-called talented tenth. We have to reach for the lowest to rise above the highest.
     
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    It is still important for those who have the most resources to invest in their own community (with their own people); however, you are right in your observation sister River.
     
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    Peace and Blessings

    NIce, I am taking a swim in it...lol...

    anFRICAN:>>>Ancient African proverb:

    The African Race is like a rubber ball;
    The harder you throw it down,
    The higher it rises up!<<<ANaFRICAN

    all that...lol...............


    Beautiful thread........thanks!!!

    PEACE
     
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