“TALK 2 ME!” written by Min. Che’ri Humphrey, M.ED; FEB. 22, 2016 HAPPY LOVE DAY!

Founder & President of Diamonds In The Rough (DITR)…Finding The Spirit In Me!

BLACK HISTORY CULTURE DAY HEADED BY CONNIE JOHNSON, HOSTESS ATTALLAH SHEPPARD, AND ME ON ENTERTAINMENT (OUTSIDE), & MICAH SMITH.

BLACK HISTORY CULTURE DAY HEADED BY CONNIE JOHNSON, HOSTESS ATTALLAH SHEPPARD, AND ME ON ENTERTAINMENT (OUTSIDE), & MICAH SMITH.

 

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“Lil Nigga”

I heard someone call a child a “lil nigga.”

Little did he know he was the littlest nigga of them all.

He was a child himself, Black at that.

I’m so perturbed and disgusted by this term being used so often & so lightly

When it has taken a strong and mighty people to overcome this derogatory label

 

For some of you it may seem like a mystical fable

Nor do you understand the depth or the bloodshed over this word

A word used to demean our people; put them down & make them feel small

So that no matter how tall you stand, or the tower of spiritual strength inside

Its purpose was to chop you down, brick by brick, and destroy you floor by floor

Yet so many our children have ignored the ignorance that has passed thru

Generation, after generation; now using the word as a toy

 

Do you know how many of your grandparents, great & great-greats

Have tried to destroy the 6 lil letters that was glued to them?

Its’ purpose to ridicule; tear them down psychologically so they’d feel even more-

Out of place in this new world they had to endure?

Six lil’ letters like 6 lil’ rats stuck in a glue trap far away from who they really are;

Our ancestors peeled layer by layer back which created wounds and deep scars

Sometimes with their skin having to be peeled off to get “nigger” off & rid themselves of this hatred & scoffing

 

Yet this new generation uses it so lightly, simple, and flighty;

A term of endearment used to greet a friend

“What up my nigga”

“You know you my nigga”

“What these niggaz -with a z- up to?”

“I’m holding it down my niggah-with an h.”

With no knowledge or thought of where and why the word derived

Thinking it’s fun, cool, and alright

But become angry and belligerent when someone from another race

Calls you a nigga and uses it; we get “out of pocket” and “out of place”

 

The word isn’t special, cute, or fun

No matter how its spelled it shows you how truly dumb & ignorant we’ve really become

The saddest part is they’ve accomplished and have won

Are you a lil nigga?

Are we lil niggas?

Does being black mean to you being hateful, stupid, black-balled, ugly, or void of feeling?

Was it in vain all the great leaders who fought so hard for our people to be free?

 

Are we in bondage to ourselves by this word, mentally?

Small, tiny, minute, simple, ignorant, lacking knowledge, and exemplifying all they said your

Great-great-grandparents, grandparents were-is that our truth?

Is a nigga you? If not, this word needs to killed & shot!

Have we adopted a legacy that’s not your own?

Have you accepted a false reality of who you are?

Let’s think about the next time we want to use nigga, or not?

Try saying- queen, king, brother, sister, or friend in its place.

It feels and sounds a lot better than nigger, niggah, niggaz which doesn’t represent the Black race.

 

~Written by Che’ri Humphrey of DITR…

2/6/15 for purposes of Black History


“Thank you Keba Vanterpool for the discussion & assistance in researching origin of the word Nigger.”

NEGUS (n):    Negaste. Niggers. Nigga.

A unique derivative of an ancient title. NEGUS (n) is “King” a term originated from Abyssinia. A king- used as a title of the sovereign of Ethiopia. This term is originated by its native Ethiopian Amharic language.

Since the creation of the title NEGUS (n) has been used to identify but defined differently to physiologically change the minds of captive Africans to re think of themselves as someone less than whom they were.  Many western names like Negus originate from religious texts like the bible.

Often these names relate to a religious expression such as “Worthy of praise”. NEGUS NEGASTE (King of Kings) Prayer A prayer of the Negus Negaste (i.e. King of Kings):

“May the Lord of Heaven make strong my Kingdom!  And as he has this day conquered for me my enemy may he conquer for me where so ever I go … (I will rule) the people with righteousness and justice, and will not oppress them.”

 

 

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HARDING DRUMMERS, SHEENA GRAHAM'S GROUP

HARDING DRUMMERS, SHEENA GRAHAM’S GROUP

BIBLE SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:

To accept Christ as your personal savior speak aloud & mean it in your heart (Romans 10:9-11)

 

Genesis 10:6-11 ESV

The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. …

 

Song of Solomon 1:5 ESV

I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

 

Genesis 15:13 ESV

Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.

 

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV  

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

 

Genesis 15:1-21 ESV

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” …

 

Acts 13:1 ESV

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

 

PASTOR ANDREA AKA JIAYA,  RECORDING ARTIST, FOUNDER OF BREAK DANCE MENTOR PROGRAM

PASTOR ANDREA AKA JIAYA, RECORDING ARTIST, FOUNDER OF BREAK DANCE MENTOR PROGRAM

NEW CREATION STEP TEAM, COACH MARIE DAVIS

NEW CREATION STEP TEAM, COACH MARIE DAVIS

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ME AND CARLOS RIVERA, UNIVERSITY VENDOR

ME AND CARLOS RIVERA, UNIVERSITY VENDOR

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MS. LOVELACE SINGING WITH BASSICK JAZZ BAND, HEADED BY MICAH SMITH

CONNIE JOHNSON, HEADED THE BLACK HISTORY SPIRIT WEEK WITH CULTURE DAY TO TAKE IT OUT WITH A BANG!

CONNIE JOHNSON, HEADED THE BLACK HISTORY SPIRIT WEEK WITH CULTURE DAY TO TAKE IT OUT WITH A BANG!

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ATTALLAH SHEPPARD

ATTALLAH SHEPPARD

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ATTALLAH & I

ATTALLAH & I

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WHEN I FIRST HEARD THEM I KNEW THEY HAD TO BE APART OF THE BLACK HISTORY EVENT. SO AS THE SUB FOR THE MOMENT & THEIR TEACHER, SHEENA GRAHAM WE BEGAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND CONNIE JOHNSON WHO HEADED EVENT HELPED US TO SEAL THE DEAL.

WHEN I FIRST HEARD THEM I KNEW THEY HAD TO BE APART OF THE BLACK HISTORY EVENT. SO AS THE SUB FOR THE MOMENT & THEIR TEACHER, SHEENA GRAHAM WE BEGAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND CONNIE JOHNSON WHO HEADED EVENT HELPED US TO SEAL THE DEAL.

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SAMMY MAXIMIN, RECORDING ARTIST

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BRO, PASTOR GREENE. I LOVE YOU!

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CONNIE JOHNSON, HEADED THE BLACK HISTORY SPIRIT WEEK WITH CULTURE DAY TO TAKE IT OUT WITH A BANG!

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