Not ‘Nigga’ or ‘*igger & Not *itches or Hoes’

Popular culture,
Government or opportunity,
Pigs and Feds rolled in a blanket,
Between you and I,
Crackers, European businesses,
Universities, military recruiting,
Hollywood programming,

All factions of a larger fraction,
KKK, Terrorist Task Force,
NYPD, Homeland Security,

Watching Boyz In The Hood remakes,
Black characters dies in Hollywood movies,
Kenyan native but mother lived in Hawaii,
Studied primary in Indonesia,
Birth certificate or not,
Brother left the ghetto,
Never returned,

Society pushing astronomical signs,
‘You gotta’ be a real Nigga’,
Live or die trying,
Bullet holes,
Thug life,
Snitching gets you killed,
Running a fool’s errand,
Feds distributed,
Oakland streets,
Brothers hearing voices,
Reality become an afternoon Soap Opera,
Make sure you don’t drop the Soap,

What makes a ‘*igga’ a ‘real Nigga’,
Malcolm explained,
Between a field ‘Nigga’ and a house ‘*igger’,

Facebook, Tumbler, Twitter,
NBC, FOX, CNN,
Quick judges,
Question questions,
Baptist praise,
Knitted quilts,
Underground passage ways,
South to North,
Jazz contributed classic memories,
Gil Scott-Heron,
Revolution Will Not Be Televised,

Movies portraying death by glory,
What is glorious about dying young in a fire-fight?
What is wrong with receiving an education?
Knowing the difference between,
Bull*hit professors teach,
Learning how your enemy thinks,

Answer me this,
how can someone become a ‘real Nigga’?
Our fathers and fore-fathers,
Fought for us to talk,
Fought for us to walk,
Our fathers and fore-fathers,
Were lynched,
In order for us to live,

What kind of preaching are you doing?
Killing your communities with Coke, Heroin, and Meth,
How does killing your own people make you a ‘real Nigga’?
Imagine if that brother was in a class-room learning,
Taught himself how and became a lawyer,

Please tell me, ‘how does one become a ‘real Nigga’?
Films portraying women as Bitches and Hoes,
Mothers portrayed by a man dressed as a woman,
History books talking Sambo,
Watermelons and African Voodoo,

Rappers turned Queens into Ex-Stripper Wives,
Music Videos turned Sisters into Prostitutes,
Tell me,
How does someone earn the title ‘real Nigga’?

Did your mother not teach you?
Did your mother not raise you?

Self-sacrifice does not equal loyalty,
What happened to walking with humility?
Where did modesty go into hiding?

During the 60’s,
Blacks spent 20 billion dollars annually,
Blacks spent the majority of money printed,
Why is their such a disproportionate amount of Black Businesses?
In comparison to White or Immigrant businesses,
Both came to this country with nickels and dimes,
Blacks built this country from the ground up,
Where did the blood, sweat, and tears go?

I don’t understand,
How can somebody be a ‘real Nigga’?
Would you treat your mother,
Similar to the way you holler at women walking?
How about your sister?
Would you be alright with a stranger having intercourse,
If all he’s going to do is dine and dash?
Explain to me,
How does it work?

Your mother taught how to be a lady,
Your mother shared secrets how to succeed,
You don’t need to bleach beautiful skin,
You don’t need to become ‘honorary’ White,

Accent or no accent,
Success has no color,
Dying in fire-fights,
Lost your pops,
Mother gets high,
Need a father figure,
Want protection,
Need to feel safe,
Want to be loved,

Joined the neighborhood nobodies,
Believes hanging with future convicts,
Makes him a man,
How does this sound?
Can you be a ‘real Nigga’?

Attend school,
Study hard,
Apply to Ivy Leagues,
Transition from Community College,
Attend State College,
Earn a degree,
Steady income,
Doesn’t come with Death’s price-tag,
Maybe you go for a Masters,
Achieve and earn a doctorate,
Power, respect, and knowledge,
Return back home,

Open recreational centers,
Advocacy training,
Teach Entrepreneurship,
Succeed in making your community a place to live,
Not escape,

Does this constitute being a ‘real Nigga’?
I am confused?
Why emulate the very thing,
Founding fathers tried hard to perfect,
Sterilized a race of people,
Forgetting who your creator is…

Explanation

I remind those who read all the way through. The use of foul language in Islam is prohibited.

This piece of writing had a purpose and the words were not intended nor meant to be derogatory.

I was concerned with questioning the authenticity of using the words above which are in the title.

In Qur’an, Allah (s.w.t) reminds us,

“And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: ‘To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant.’ (28:55)”

“So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!- (70:42)”

Do not take using foul language lightly. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) expressed the importance of the Ummah following his commands during his last sermon,

O People! Listen to my words and pay attention to them,
For I may not meet you again after this year,
O People! Your Lord is One. Your father is one,
There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab,
Nor for a white person over a black person except by piety,
You all belong to Adam and Adam is from dust,
Your individual wealth, blood, and honor are as sacred to you,
As this day of yours in this land of yours in this month of yours…

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