Alot of people are starting to claim “Team Lightskin” or “Team Darkskin”, but what they fail to realize is that we are all black no matter what shade and will be treated the same.
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Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering America, but Native Americans, like Angel’s mother, were already here. Columbus effectively pushed them out and colonized.
Alot of African Americans, due to slavery, have no idea where they come from in Africa. They don’t know their history.
In order to love anyone, you have to love yourself first.
No matter what they said and did to each other, they have always been there for one another.
Growing up in such a crazy environment caused Dee and Angel to act out.
Dee tried to help Angel when Matt would hurt her
Even though he isn’t the same skin tone as Malcolm and Martin, he still sees them in himself
He knows that it’s his fault that their relationship is over
She always gave him another chance, even though he didn’t deserve it
Derived from the figure of speech “Sky’s the limit”, Angel is saying that there is no limit to where one can go, but some people just can’t seem to make it there.
“Love, come back to me, that’s all thank you”
The actual lyric is “Ridin' big whips, CAN’T take care of your kids” So Keyshia is saying that she doesn’t want you if you are flossing but you can’t provide for your family.
And I promised myself I wouldn’t tell you this shit today
But, tomorrow’s uncertainty promotes the urgency in this shit I'mma say
Wale is saying that he wasn’t going to say anything, but tomorrow is uncertain so he has to say what he means right now