Black Is Beautiful - Single

by Mayyadda

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released February 7, 2016



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Track Name: Black Is Beautiful
My mama used to tell me
To love the skin I'm in
I didn't always understand her
I didn't always listen
But now I know better
Now I know better
I didn't like my curls that grew up to the sun
Because I wanted to fit in and look like everyone
Else around me
Until I found me

Ebony chocolate or cafe au lait
Our skin is gorgeous, no matter what they say
So block out the noise, hear the voice
Of God who made us well
As He whispers to you
Let it break through
And know your Black is beautiful

This world holds so much danger
For people with this skin
Cuz people stay trying to put out the light we have within
But we can't let them
No we can't let them
See Rosa, Martin, Malcolm all did what they could
We gotta rise up, fight back, stand where they stood
Cuz it's our duty
To proclaim our beauty


We are Maya's brilliance
Nelson's resilience
And with Harriet's strength, we move
We are Ruby's daring
With voices worth sharing,
Like Billie and Mahalia
So sing it loud, sing it proud