Journi’s Motivation: Hey Black Child

Today, Journi’s Motivation comes from Chloe Bree’l empowering young black children to do whatever they want to do by reciting “Hey Black Child ” by Countee Cullen.


As adults, it’s also up to us to keep our young children empowered and inspired to dream big and aim high when achieving their goals. Let them know they can make things happen and change the world, especially when they apply themselves.


Hey Black Child” by Countee Cullen is such a unique and motivational poem to open the young black child’s eyes and make them aware that they have endless opportunities for their future. The poem’s repetition reminds the black child that he or she is strong and capable of achieving anything they may want to do.

Hey Black Child by Countee Cullen


Do you know who you are
Who you really are
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be

Hey Black Child
Do you know where you are going
Where you’re really going
Do you know you can learn
What you want to learn
If you try to learn
What you can learn

Hey Black Child
Do you know you are strong
I mean really strong
Do you know you can do
What you want to do
If you try to do
What you can do

Hey Black Child
Be what you can be
Learn what you must learn
Do what you can do
And tomorrow your nation
Will be what you want it to be

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