|Black people have always created language, music,
art, spoken word, written word, and pictorials to express their thoughts
about the world.
Many times, people will tell
you that you do not speak PROPER ENGLISH.
Remind them that noone in America speaks proper
English because if we did, we would talk like the English in Britain.
Tell them that American English is nothing but SLANG
to proper English.
Tell them that Black people have contributed to
American English and those words are no longer considered or even known
to have been originated by Blacks.
Did you know that "hottie" is in the dictionary?
It started in black music with the young street rappers. It showed
up on Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition. Yeah, it actually
made the cover as "Hottie of the Year!" After that, it became
"accepted" and taken by the mainstream.
So be PROUD of your EBONICS! Take credit and
ownership of it! Know that you speak TWO languages: American
English and Ebonics. Accept it and value it!
CONTINUE CREATING IN YOUR OWN WORDS! YOU COME
FROM A HISTORY OF INVENTORS, CREATORS, WRITERS, & AUTHORS!
Remember: Blacks were the first to WRITE, READ,
and SPEAK! Before Africa, there was only GOD!