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29139, Black Girl Pain
Posted by Nettrice, Fri Apr-08-05 10:36 AM
>What about the part of the song where she calls being a single
>mother a "badge of honor"? Do you have any problem with that
>part of the song?

I don't have a problem with any Black woman expressing her p.o.v. Sometimes, rather than criticize, we have to support and hold our heads up. We're still healing and dealing with a lot of b.s. I don't care whether or not someone is unwwed with child or wed without.

I didn't hear no complaints about Talib Kweli's "Black Girl Pain":

My mama said life would be this hard
Growin up days as a black girl scarred
In every way still we've come so far
They just know the name they don't know the pain
So please hold your heads up high
Don't be ashamed of yourself know I
Will carry it forth til the day I die
They just know the name they don't know the pain black girl

This is what I take as the "badge of honor".