WOMEN’S MONTH | HEY BLACK CHILD

Hi readers

Hey black child

Couple weeks ago I came across a video of a young girl who performed the  beautiful poem by a poet Countee Cullen  ‘Hey Black Child’.  Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem learnt the poem in just a week, her mother said on a show that she would read to Pe’tehn before she was born. At 18 month she was reading, baring in mind this little stunner is only 3 years old.

I found her performance very inspiring as it’s always refreshing to see children learning and showing off their creative skills from an early age. It would be nice to see more parents paying attention to their children’s creative mind and embrace it more.

Last week was World Book Day. Many young children dressed up as their favourite book characters. I love seeing children exploring their imaginative minds and if they can recite stories that is before their time then this is brilliant.

“…Hey Black Child
Do you know where you are going
Where you’re really going
Do you know you can learn…”

Hey, Black Child

Hey Black Child
Do you know who you are
Who you really are
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be

Hey Black Child
Do you know where you are going
Where you’re really going
Do you know you can learn
What you want to learn
If you try to learn
What you can learn

Hey Black Child
Do you know you are strong
I mean really strong
Do you know you can do
What you want to do
If you try to do
What you can do

Hey Black Child
Be what you can be
Learn what you must learn
Do what you can do
And tomorrow your nation
Will be what you what it to be

~ Countee Cullen

Check out the Hey Black Girl Performance here:

#HeyBlackChild

P.S Give Children the Education that they deserve 🙂

Words By Vanessa Ryan

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