We need to start   We need to start raising our own We need to turn our house into a home We need to raise our sons to let them know

We need to start


We need to start raising our own
We need to turn our house into a home
We need to raise our sons to let them know they can be anything they desire
We need to raise our daughters as queens and be the role models they admire

We need to raise our sons to respect and love their women
To let them know they are beautiful and unique
From their glow of their eyes to their accented cheeks
From their head to their feet
From their nappy roots to the forbidden chocolate sweet fruit
From the curves of the hips to the back
From being the needle in the haystack
From the beautiful colorful shades they display
From the soulfulness to cleverness we have to say
From the classy to jazzy, to nappy and happy
From the heart ache and pain from which racism is tied to
in some way, shape or form Be there for your sista in the time of storm
Be there for her in heart, spirit and mind to help define
Who and what our culture is made of
To strengthen and connect like real love.


We need to raise our daughters to respect and love their men
To let them know they are strong and fine
From the shortest strand of hair on his head to the very tiniest crease in  his feet 
The black man is strong and complete
The lusciousness in his lips 
and the strength in his hips 
The seriousness in his eyes and 
even the tears when he cries 
My black man is a man of emotions 
And when he speaks everyone stops to 
listen because what he says is "real" 
My black man is a man you can "feel" 
His shoulders are strong, 
they can carry a lot of weight
He needs to know that someone who can be his link
To let him know this sinful world is just trying to knock him off his feet
To let him know he's capable of being that doctor,lawyer,artist,
journalist,scientist,psychologist,
businessman,astronaunt,oceanographer, dentist and president
To let him know he is capable of being brilliant
To let him know without his positive vibe our culture is absent
Forget about the manhunt
and how they trying to eat at you like breakfast, dinner and lunch
To let him know that he's got to be the man
To let him know having unprotected sex so freely is a danger to himself, his mate, his child and his culture
To let him know that to give the gift of life is so sacred
To let him know he has to be ready mentally, financially and emotionally
To let him know when he might have a babys mother he has to be choosy
To let him know she's more than just a cutie
To let him know its time to get witty
Time to stop hurting ourselves and squash the American tale theory

We need to piece it together like mozart
We need to keep it in our heart
We need to do this'
When we gonna start................