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    I Believe

    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    I'll do all things through Christ, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll do all things through Christ, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    He shall supply my need, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He shall supply my need, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    BRIDGE I:

    By faith I believe it, By faith I receive it
    By faith I can have it, By faith I can share it
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

    He worked it out for me, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He worked it out for me, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    Bridge II:

    By faith I will know it, By faith I will show it
    By faith I will bare it, and now I'll declare
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

    I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    He loosed the guilty stain, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He loosed the guilty stain, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe just what he said

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10 August 2008

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Agreed! People who feel that they must relax their hair suffer from some type of self hate.

Many of us are so brainwashed that we think hair straitening is ok & a natural choice!

As someone who once had straight hair, I can attest to just wanting to be part of a fad & trend set but that was for a brief period of time & it was not ingrained in me that from childhood like with little girls.

I too think straight her is overall a denial of self awareness & a way to assimilate into a society that does not appreciate dark beauty.

For those that argue back in support of their chemical addiction, let them because it is a waste of time to deal with someone who is brainwashed.

Bygbaby

Um, really? So, I didn't think that straightening one's hair was that much of an issue. I use a few chemicals in my hair - you know, to make it shiny and wavy...am I too in self denial?

@Darius:

"you know, to make it shiny and wavy...am I too in self denial?"

It is not so much IF you do it, it is the "WHY" you do it, and that is a question only you can answer....

great post. I don't remember having any complex about hair until my mom decided to perm it. When I was young I couldn't wait till I turned 18 and got an afro again. It took me a few years but I've had my natural hair for the last couple of years and am happy that I don't have to worry about water and spending hundreds of dollars a year maintaining an un-natural hairstyle.

@Darius - interesting that you want your hair shiny and wavy. I think we get these messages from ads/society/etc. Also, caucasians have shiny hair, most blacks don't natural have "shiny" hair - we have "sheen". One is not better than the other. We are just bombarded with one aesthetic more. When I started growing my 'fro I tried to figure out how to make it "shine." I gave up after a few months when I realized there was no need for me to waste money on shine products to make my hair look a way I was used to seeing.

@DJ Black Adam - I'm really enjoying the music on your site!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THIS ISH IS FUNNY AS HELL!

Only Black people have to justify the ish they do to themselves beauty wise. White people get perms too. They go from brunette to blond without a whimper. From straight to curly. From curly to straight. From long to short. From mohawk to one lil piece sitting in the back and they never, ever, ever have to listen to ignorant ish about how they are ashamed of being White.

Gimme a damn break. It's hair. It grows and I can wear my damn hair however I want to. Period. I can cut this ish off and start dreads like I will prolly do in a few more years or I can let it grown to my damn waist and it doesn't say a DAMN thing about whether or not I'm BLACK enough. I'm Black and proud to be Black and I think the more folks try and gauge someone else's BLACKNESS...they need to spend that time doing working on their own ish. Me and my hair are just fine and cute as hell regardless of HOW I decide to wear it.

Me? With a warped self image? THAT ISH IS HILARIOUS! DJBA...You need to go head on with all that foolishness.

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Mental conditioning? ABOUT HAIR? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You funny.

O.K. SIP. I' going to ignore Zehuit buzzing in my ear right about now and address a few points you made:

"Only Black people have to justify the ish they do to themselves beauty wise."

Well, when I see White people walking around with Afro wigs, and doing everything in their power to get an Afro and MAKING FUN OF or TREATING any White person who dares show their natural straight hair like a leaper, I'll be the first to point out the lunacy in that as well...

"I'm Black and proud to be Black and I think the more folks try and gauge someone else's BLACKNESS..."

O.K., I'll assume that this is some carry over from that whole CNN thing you got going regarding "Black in America", so I believe I know where this is coming from.

SIP, I don't believe that their is a thing called "BLACKNESS", I believe their is a thing called AFRICAN ANCESTRY and Black Self hatred of anything that reminds them of said AFRICAN ANCESTRY. From Brazil, the Domincan Republic to West Africa to the good ole US their are some collective self image problems that Black people have, these things manifest in MANY ways, the need to have staright hair and ridicile those who choose not to starighten their hair is one of many of those manifestations.

I think I made very clear that ones "Conciousness" Is not predicated on how they have their hair, not all people who straigten their hair have a complex, HOWEVER, MANY do. It is not the action of straightening, it is the mindset behind that straightening.

I do not know what motivates you to do so, nor would I be as pressumptious to asign a motive to you, I would expect the same courtesy.

Like I told Darius: "It is not so much IF you do it, it is the "WHY" you do it, and that is a question only you can answer...."

Now, I have ignored Zehuti long enough...I would hope that you would look at what I am saying in the context of everything that you have heard me say and read that I have written before assigning a motive to me that isn't there.

Great post, Black Adam! Unfortunately some folks get caught up with a few words and don't follow the logic. Hmmmm...maybe they are not capable of such. Remember R.I.F. -- Reading Is Fundamental? Probably another crazy revolutionary who says the words aloud, but doesn't actually comprehend. I gotta admit, the funniest thing I've read so far in these comments, besides Gina's anti-male hate speech, is the post from SIP. Obviously SIP didn't get the point of the post. It makes Me wonder if he/she has some self-hate issues of his/her own since he/she seem so incredibly offended by it. Now that's the real gag...LOL Why aren't there sarcastic, Larry David-esque emoticons on this thing?

I honesty think it depends on the individual.
I like to wear my hair in a natural state. Had wanted to do it for a while but was afraid....my hair is THICK! lol

Anyway thats my 4 cents. Peace.

@Verb: Oh...I've heard and "heard" WAAAAY worse. Particularly by those who attempt to be deponent. LOL! Giggles and sniffles.

That ish was sooooooooo 1980.

ROFL!

@ BA...
W/we really need to petition sarcastic, Larry David-esque emoticons. These people are killing Me.

@ SIP...
you need not tell Me You've heard worse. I would never doubt that.

I agree with you mostly, because when my hair was permed I never felt like me, like a black woman, but when I stopped chasing after straighthair and accepted that god gave me this hair for a reason, I love it! and I could never go back, because I am content now. :)
I don't know about anyone else and their self-esteems, but I respect people with natural hair.

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