Carol Carter aka Ripuree wrote this.
Black African daughters of Jamaica or wherever
Mothers of all skin shades and textures of hair.
Carrier of prototype human material
Yet promoting only lighter shades with straight hair?
Yes; there was a time when we could do no better
When our bodies, mind or space we could not control
When we were raped anywhere, anytime before loved ones
Thus we and our men, are still challenged to connect.
It wasn’t possible to experience that degree of self negation for centuries
And not end up wanting to portray any image, but our own
Thus, too few Negro men admire Negro women’s beauty
While we encourage our sons to continue such ways.
Still, it matters not what we did yesterday, yesteryear or the last moment
All that matters is who we decide to become from now on.
We couldn’t do better, when we didn’t know better
Or when we were mentally blindfolded, with our limbs cut off.
So daughter of Africa and mothers of mankind
What causes will we make to correct our plight?
What future do we want for successive generations of our children
In the world of tomorrow and beyond?
Sisters, we’re sensuous and we’re gorgeous
We’re the mothers of the human race.
But we’re retarding our own growth, plus that of all others
Mindlessly making causes; not considering future effects.
Critically examine our views of God and Allah
Can they unite and inoculate our minds from self hate?
And can we stop being so Heavenly focused for a moment
To honor other Negroes, with whom we share earth space?
Should we still shout black love, unity and power
When our most Negroid features, we so strongly detest?
Should we expect anyone else to accept us color-blindly
When we cannot accept ourselves “as is”?
Do the blackest children have a chance in Jamaica
When the Bible and Western culture tell us that black is sinful and bad?
Can we refuse such self-defeating nonsense
And choose uplifting self descriptions instead?
Today we know that verbal and physical traumas
Can negatively impact us for life.
While self-love produces healthy self image,
So why accept degrading meanings of ourselves?
Why do our children still ingest fear-filled Bible notions?
Which are: violent, unjust, irrational and ungodly
As much as, or more than censored T.V. show.
How are such things wise for compromised minds?
Sisters, many of us sow negativity further
Encouraging fathers to not support children they had when we met.
But what lessons are we teaching by such actions?
And would we want our daughters, to meet same fate?
Can we not think more lofty than lower animals
Who ensure that only the best are reproduced.
By looking for others already with good character
Not their weakness to manipulate?
Can we cultivate and elevate a new default mindset,
That considers what is ultimately best for the whole
Not just a Chosen Few
As when only a few prosper, they must fear everyone else.
Sisters, men have ruled the world in Wars and economic businesses,
but we’re the molders of the character of those Men.
So when our wealthier men mostly choose Caucasian
It’s our words and ways, they replicate.
Yes; we do have the power to uplift or demote
And we’re truly stagnating our collective progress
By refusing to acknowledge that we hate our own color;
Thus the reason others disrespect us, where we’re most.
Our men we must respect and cherish
Because without them, we’re only half.
Plus, they’re products of our uterus,
And were nourished to grow from our breasts.
We first taught them to be men
But whatever we’ve been teaching has been flawed
So now it’s our maternal right and responsibility
To teach anew, from our authentic images and selves.
Selfishness, greed and stupidity, were the life- conditions prevailing
When some Negro Africans profited from the Slave Trade.
And those vibes have now expanded exponentially
Since worldwide, we seem most against ourselves.
Many of us (self included) have acted dishonourably.
But we needn’t remain marinating in guilt and shame.
All that matter is who we’re committed to becoming
With every thought we think, and action we take.
Negro women of the world
No matter what any Teacher, Bible or Society tell us
Let’s know; that before us there were no others
And after us, none shall remain.
As first humans we have great responsibilities
Overtime, and by dilution Negroes produced all others
While no other two, can produce Negroes overtime
Prototypical Negro state must therefore be protected, respected, and not despised.
Black is not less important than white, nor equal to sin as the Bible imply.
And darkness is not obliterated by light
Therefore; rethink all the nonsense we’ve been taught
By the Bible, and all else that inform our minds.
Negro daughters of Africa, and mothers of all human
It’s our duty, in Jamaica and worldwide
To honour our selves in ways that make it impossible
To be scorned and denied, where we’re the most.