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29142, RE: Black Girl Pain
Posted by sunngodd, Fri Apr-08-05 11:00 AM

>I didn't hear no complaints about Talib Kweli's "Black Girl
>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".

To make the best of a bad situation is honerable. But this song doesn't even call it a bad situation, this song sees no problem with single motherhood, and even calls it a "badge of honor."

Maybe we should start with the basics: Do you think single motherhood is a good thing or a bad thing?


“The Negro pays for what he wants and begs for what he needs.” -Kelly Miller