These days I constantly hear talk about black women from TV shows like Love & Hip Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and certain female dancehall artistes who do nothing to uplift or elevate the minds of our young black girls.

It’s truly amazing how the very first black, female Prime Minister of Jamaica was and continues to be disrespected today by the very same people who are asking for reparations from Britain because they equate the colour of their skin to entitlement.

Yet if you ask these very same people, where in Africa their ancestors on whose backs they continue to ride came from, they cannot tell you, but they want reparations.

It is a crying shame that as a race of people we are still lost.

Everyday we proclaim that the shackles and chains are off, but our minds are mentally decayed.

How many black parents take the time to teach the history of the black race before slavery to their children?

Notice how every other race of people seem to be proud of who they are and where they come from, yet many of us only want to boast about being mixed with ‘indian’ or ‘chiney’, because society has taught us that afrocentric features are not desirable.

And then we get up every day and cry racism, yet do nothing to elevate who we are as a people, sad!

I would like to think that we are more than Love & Hip Hop, more than rap, and more than The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

But let me get down off of my soap box before I am crucified.

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By Michelle Bradshaw

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