I Am Not Giving My Black Back

Let me say

As I begin

I am proud of the skin

That I am in



Be it caramel, mocha, chocolate, or black

Be we small, medium or large, tall skinny or fat

I am proud of my heritage

And “I am not giving my black back”



Not to the white man, nor the pale man

Not to anyone in fact

I won’t let anyone get me down, put me down, take away my self-esteem or push me around “I am not giving my black back”



Who has inspired you to persevere thus far

I’m inspired by my birthright

By my heritage

Above all Our God



As I have said When I began

I am proud of the skin that I am in



I won’t let prejudice or negativity hold me back

I am solid, strong, poised, focused and proud, always keeping self worth intact



I am not,  I repeat  I am not giving my black back



There are many ways

You can give it back

If you don’t hold to your values

Remain focus and intact









For Example:  

Rising high, Persevering

You have become a star

Putting your past behind you

Hiding who you truly are



To satisfy a mission, On the road to stardom and fame

You gave up your black

For a recyclable paper check

With a stroke of a pen in hand



As you are molded, bent, twisted and spent

To the way of how they want you to be

That’s just another way in our modern day

To willingly give in to slavery



It’s one thing to be focused; yet things are not clear

It’s another to willingly give up, what is so precious and dear



The memories of you past

Family values your parents instilled

They are proud of where they came from, so why aren’t you

Can you feel their pain, can you see their tears



It is good to persevere

Just remember to keep your self worth and values intact

Don’t let anyone cloud your mind, or slow you down

Don’t let anyone hold you back



Be honored and proud of who you are

And never, I do mean never give your black back



I am proud of who I am

And the color of our skin

The way we use our minds

And with stand the test of time









Yes! I can proudly say yes!

I am proud to be black

I would never trade my color or heritage

I am not giving my black back



Back to the people who enslaved us

So many centuries ago

Back to the people who tried to control us

Who wouldn’t let us build as a family and grow



No! I am not giving up; I’m not standing still

I am building a strong foundation in fact

Our memories, our wisdom, our ways, our heart and soul

This they could never take away, god kept our inner essence in tact



Standing firm upon my beliefs, I am not,

I am not giving my black back.



By: Ebony Blessings

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