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Black Woman, Black Sista, Black Mother, Black Teacher

By: Karlton A. Armistad

By Andrew LittlePublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Artwork courtesy of Mr. Samuel Allan, Cyprus March 2022.

I am dedicating this piece to a woman that embodies the struggles of black Women everywhere, and their ability to turn negative challenges into positive Lifel essons and ultimately global success. Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson for making history as the 1st black woman nominated to the United States of America’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS), representing the voices of Millions and giving hope to little black girls across the world.


Strong woman, even in the field, you labor only to yield

A beating, mistreated and undervalued

Birthing and nurturing, generation after generation

Building by hand while standing by your man

Every society that ever existed only to have your voice twisted

Your votes not counted, raped, sold & discounted

All your victories were hard-fought, and finally after centuries

Rising to deservedly sit on the Supreme Court

Black Woman, black Sista, Black Mother, Black Teacher.

The Hon. Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Presidential Supreme Court Nominee, photo courtesy of FB 2022


Militant woman, leading your brethren to safety in times of peril

Along the underground railroad, Harriet taught them to whisper the code

To golden opportunities and Freedom, as you saved a few We lost some

Cracking complicated mathematical challenges only for others to take the

Glory, leaving you with the damages.

Getting no recognition for your life-saving treatments & decisions

Sistas wronged and conned of their true place of honor

Lies and spies used to keep You under

We hear your cries and celebrate your long-awaited rise

Black Woman, black Sista, Black Mother, Black Teacher.

'A Black Moment to Be Proud Of', artwork courtesy of WHUR 96.3's FB Page 25.02.22


Nurturing woman, from your healthy and wealthy bosoms’

You gifted the world with star athletes, actors, doctors & Olympians

Your womb is blessed and heaven-sent

Giving America its 1st Black President

They can never hold you down or

Keep your legacy from rising off the ground

Past the stars, further even than Mars

Black Woman, black Sista, Black Mother, Black Teacher.


performance poetry

About the Creator

Andrew Little

Karl A. Armistad is the pseudonym for Andrew R. Little. I prefer writing under this as it allows me to look at any body of work I complete separate to my personal day-to-existence, and safe-guards my relationships and family.

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