Yo Yo Yo: Australopithecus Afrensis.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Kuhichagulia, Phavia
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754405
Full Text:
Yo Yo Yo: Australopithecus Afrensis

   Yo ... yo ... yo ... in case you didn't know
   I'm a woman, a mother, dred daughta, soul lover
   sweet solid chocolate rock of Jah womanhood
   money in the bank, soul sistah
   knock on wood it's all good
   after the years of tears
      the fears ... the lies
      the cries
   somebody better recognize
   (somebody better recognize)
   duck and dodge, comin' up like God
   sistahs surviving the odds
   so drop the sexist hype
   stop the stereotypes
   cause I'm an ebony Goddess
   Queen mother doing it right
   you've got to fight to survive
   the things you see on t.v.
   you can believe in the media hype
   or you can believe in me
   'cause if you believe
   I'm just a physical thing
   then you'll never see
   the spiritual power that I bring

   believe I'm the Eve to the Garden of Eden
   know that I'm the virgin that gave birth to Jesus
   Australopithecus Afrensis
   since 3.5 million B.C.E.
   everybody on the planet had to come through me
   from the Olduvia Gorge human life was born
   from the thighs of momma Africa's
   Great Rift Valley
   so take a tally, take notes
   whatever it takes to rock your boat
   but just know
   that I'm the Eve to the Garden of Eden
   know
   that I'm the virgin that gave birth to Jesus
   I'm the first ... I'm the last
   I'm the present to your past
   Sumerian princess from Kemet's Nile
   Babylonian, Dravidian, Olmec child
   ire daughta gave birth to one human race
   that's what you see upon I & I face
   though the media tries to disguise my fame
   I'm the mother of justice
   Ma'at is my name
   so no more blame
      no more shame
      no more pain
      no more games

   yo ... yo ... yo ... in case you didn't know
   I'm a woman, a mother, dred daughta, soul lover
   sweet solid chocolate rock of Jah womanhood
   money in the bank, soul sistah
   knock on wood it's all good
   after the years of tears
      the fears. the lies
      the cries
   somebody better recognize
   (somebody better recognize)
   duck and dodge, comin' up like God
   sistahs surviving the odds
   so drop the sexist hypeG
   stop the stereotypes
   cause I'm an ebony Goddess
   Queen mother comin' up right
   you've got to fight to survive
   the things you see on t.v.
   you can believe in the media hype
   or you can believe in me
   'cause if you believe I'm just a physical thing
   then you'll never see the spiritual power that I bring
   I said ... if you believe I'm just a physical thing
   then you'll never see the spiritual power that I bring
   yo ... yo ... yo ...
   just thought you ought to know
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