B Gad on Loving

B Gad on Loving


ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes



I came from nothing and I’ll tell you, I felt like I could fly

after I found out who I was and where I had to go.



On Loving Yourself

By Bea Gaddy


First of all you have to stop thinking people are talking about you all the time. You have to stop paying attention to that. You have to hold your head up. But to hold your head up you have to get an education from your ABCs to your multiplication tables.

Learn math and English well. Learn how to speak. Learn all those things and then put yourself out there as number one because now you know the decent language. You know how to hold your head up as you walk. You’re going to say I can do anything, anybody else can do and now I love me. You have to learn to love you.

I came from nothing and I’ll tell you, I felt like I could fly after I found out who I was and where I had to go. I’ll continue flying. I will just zoom. I feel like I can zoom every day, every minute, because now I know who I am, where I have to go and where I’m healed. I just want to take many people with me. I’m teaching them self worth first. loving is the best thing in the world. learn how to love yourself and just apply that love everyday for you first. And then for everybody else.

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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Ancient African Nations

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update 28 July 2008



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