It's Carnival Time and it makes me wanna "Whine Whine Whine". This is hot to Fiyyah dancehall soca style music created just for the Caribbean/West Indian Parades from Brooklyn NY to Canada to Brazil, Barbados (CropOver), Cuba, Trinidad, The Virgin Islands, Haiti, New Orleans (Mardi Gras) and where ever the African Carib Massive rocks and celebrated our heritage. Dance, Jump, sing along , throw your flags up and just enjoy "Carnival Whine" by International Dub Poet Kamal Imani! Contact Kev Barksdale at 201-923-9213 for bookings and information. Soundclick.com/kamalsupreme for mp3 (CDbaby/Itunes release date July 17th, 2010) Singing by Dian Forde, lyrics by Kamal
Because of African (American) women having dark skin, they have been teased and discriminated against. In some this has caused low self esteem. By knowing our history we will find that the original woman is the first ancestor of all humans and is indeed beautiful. Spoken Word Poet Kamal Imani wanted to add on to his infamous song "Ms. Melanin" by clarifying and elaborating more on the topic of the blessings of having dark skin. This isn't a song against any other person because of their hue. Kamal loves beauty in all colors and flavors. He just knows that the darker the sister, the worse the abuse in many cases. Keep your head up and put your fist up! 1 Love! Now on CD Baby (Kamal Imani) Image is everything!
Her team tested 133 children from schools that met very specific economic and demographic requirements. In total, eight schools participated: four in the greater New York City area and four in Georgia. The mother, whose name the study prohibits from being used, says her daughter has "never asked her about color" and that the results of the test were an eye opener, and she says she and her daughter "talked a long time about it" Her daughter's perception on race and the fact that the issue was not taken up at home is in many ways typical. Research and discussions with parents of the children who participated in this study, indicate that white parents as a whole do not talk to their kids about race as much as black parents. A 2007 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that 75 percent of white families with kindergartners never, or almost never, talk about race. For black parents the number is reversed with 75 percent addressing race with their children. Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock and an award-winning writer on parenting issues says white parents "want to give their kids this sort of post-racial future when they're very young and they're under the wrong conclusion that their kids are colorblind. ... It's in the absence of messages of tolerance that they will naturally ... develop these skin preferences." Many African-American parents CNN spoke to during the study say they begin discussing race at a very early age because they say they feel they have to prepare their children for a society where their skin color will create obstacles for them. iReport: Where do we go from here? The study has generated thousands of comments to CNN. After seeing the report, iReporter Omekongo Dibinga said, "My daughters are 4 and 2 years old. I didn't realize that at 2 years old I'd have to start teaching them to be proud of their skin color." Watch his reaction The father of a black girl who took part in the CNN study says, "You can not get away from the fact that race is a factor but hopefully what we instill in them at home will help them to put