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Ernestine Johnson “The Average Black Girl”

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Ernestine Johnson “The Average Black Girl”

This girl! When we first heard Ernestine Johnson perform some of her poetry, we knew that she would keep it 100%.

The American spoken word artist and activist educator continues to edify us with her latest piece. With her gift of communication, Ernestine Johnson delivered a powerful performance on The Arsenio Hall show.  “The Average Black Girl” sees her express what it is like to live in America as a “typical” black girl.


The daily stereotypes and perception of women, from their body shapes, hair and nails have constituted in the minds of society what a typical black girl should be. Loud, sassy, bold and bougie, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this piece in the comments below.


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