Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black Girls Rock.




The august Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry, Jill Scott, and Ledisi
performing Nina Simone's Four Women on
BET's awesome special Black Girls Rock,
which premiered tonight at 8:00PM.

They.

Blew.

My.

Mind.




Four Women the black woman diaspora.:


My skin is black, my arms are long.

My hair is woolly, my back is strong.
Strong enough to take the pain, inflicted again and again.
What do they call me? 
My name is Aunt Sarah
My name is Aunt Sarah, 
Aunt Sarah.

My skin is yellow, my hair is long.
Between two worlds I do belong.
But my father was rich and white.
He forced my mother late one night
And what do they call me?
My name is Saffronia, my name is Saffronia. 

My skin is tan, my hair fine.
My hips invite you, my mouth like wine.
Whose little girl am I? Anyone who has money to buy.
What do they call me? 
My name is Sweet Thing.
My name is Sweet Thing.

My skin is brown, my manner is tough.
I'll kill the first mother I see, my life has been rough.
I'm awfully bitter these days, because my parents were slaves.
What do they call me? 
My name is Peaches.


by Nina Simone. 



postScript:
Make it a point to see For Colored Girls in theaters now. 

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