Nia

Nia (nee-ah)

 

What is the Nguzu Saba for?

I think we should holla at Santa

And tell him to “pay what [he] owes”

Better yet, we should pay what we owe

Umoja doesn’t exist in the Hood & it shows

A lack of commitment and

A lack of togetherness

Nothing does anything unless its for selfish reasons

Treason

I’ve been a good little boy

Got the cookies and milk

I’m about to get my toys

I missed St. Nick year

Because I was being a workaholic

Trying to advance my career

Into doubles like McDonalds

With ambitions like Cleo McDowell

getting cash, working long hours

While we’re working hard for another man

Like soap,

Kujichagulia is being washed from our hands

With our Imani destroyed our Kuumba  is low

My Nia asks me who I am everywhere I go

 

 

What happened to our pride?

Did it die

When Brown was buried in the ground?

What happened to our unity?

Did it leave

When our Queen started singing R&B?

What happened to our kings?

Did they get lost in the pyramids of dollars bills

[whose fronts] don’t resemble you or me?

What happened to us all?

Did we get Lost like Boys of Sudan to war?

 

We’re asking and asking

But like bad students

We’re not finding any answers

Chances

We have to improve

but we throw them away

because we’d rather blame Bush & Obama for a bad economy

After presidential elections

People cry and complain

Instead of trying to help out the campaigns

One man should not be forced to care for our kids

When we leave them behind

 

If we don’t educate

those who we wish to extricate

We should anticipate unknown problems to come

after we levitate

 

If we don’t educate

those who we wish to extricate

We should anticipate unknown problems to come

after we levitate

 

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