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Good morning.  As a poetess, I wanted to share how I feel as a woman of color.  This poem is celebrating the skin that I am in.  Happy Black History Month.


My black is beautiful

by: Nicole L. Ellis

My black is beautiful and comes in various shades

Skin smooth as chocolate, I must be heaven made

A descendent of kings and queens

I was created to embody the finer things

More precious than gems and stones

The beauty I exude goes all the way to the bone

Bole, Bronze, Brown, Camel or Coffee

In 365 days I transform into more than what the naked eye can see

A rainbow of hues that is shared with the world

My black is beautiful and I’m a pretty brown girl

Some say that my black absorbs the light

I am filled with the Spirit so when I smile it’s extra bright

There is nothing derogatory that anyone can say to me

Embracing who I am allows me to be free

When famous dishes are blackened they are seasoned beyond perfection

Calling someone black to offend is a common misconception

Being “in the black” is a profitable term

So I guess my black is used to affirm

Affirm who God created me to be

My black is beautiful and I love ME!!!

Happy Black History Month! 

If you are an African-American, learn to love the skin that you are in.  Find the positives for being you.  God created you.  Learn to love yourself more!!! 


Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

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