Grew up during the Black Power era. I saw the coolest of Black brothers and sisters, wearing big Afros, faces contoured by dark shades--throwing up the fists--greeting each other with, "What's up, brutha/sistah? Sometimes they wore dashikis, had big African medallions around their necks. There was a air of pride, sharp intellect and an acknowledgment of their true origins.
Today, black women parade around with hair weaves, fake European hair sewn in--sold by Koreans and made rich. Blacks control no aspect of this market. It ain't real, why are so many sistahs being bamboozled?
The African American gave America true culture. Our music, language, style, art, intellects, creativity and spirit, inspired a nation.
From the plantation to the White House. From Jazz to Hip Hop, Black culture and people have been a prolific people, but I am not feeling that this generation appreciates the contributions that have been made.
Are we losing our culture?
*This topic is also being discussed on: What Happened To Black Culture? - Entertainment - Black Voices Conversations
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