Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Jackie Collins and Vicki Murray (UCU's Equality Officers) organised a very successful film screening in Lipman on 10/10/18. Continuing the creative and celebratory theme, we're delighted to share the world premiere of this poem by Northumbria's very own Bard, 'The Fish Doctor'. Enjoy!

Yo! It's BHM
YO man! It's BHM.
Gonna tell yu de truth 'bout Black Histry month.
Uh, look, hey
Don't yu feel inspired?
Don't yu feel de vibe?
How 'bout bein' alive?
Uh, look, hey
As our brother Nas say:
"Be, be, 'fore we came to dis country
We were kings 'n' queens, never porch monkeys"
Uh, look, hey
Gangster see, Gangster say
Gonna lay down me gun before de professor
Professor already have too much pressure, too much pressure.

YO man! It's BHM. Gonna tell yu de truth 'bout Black Histry month.
All yu dudes at Northumbria University could do a bit more for diversity
Coz yu wear baggy jeans an a hoodie don't make yu cool or a goodie
Uh, look, hey
Yu think race is a black burden thing?
De burden ain't bein' black
Black is gold, all youth know dat
An' everyone 'ave a colour to yu skin
YO man! It's BHM.
Gonna tell yu de truth 'bout Black Histry month.
Uh, look, hey

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