Why Do Black Women Refer To Themselves As Queens?

 

Many want to put us in a box.  Some want us to be sad, angry, and hate ourselves–like them.  And who is them?  Come on…you know. My sisters are always targeted but none can make us take the bait.  We know who we are and where we come from.  We strut like the lionesses of the plains and we keep focused on where we are going.

Why do we call ourselves queens?  Because Africa was the birthplace of royal mothers who birthed daughters who ruled on the highest thrones around the world.

We are naturally imperial.  It’s in our DNA.  To command comes natural for we only like being at the top.

I will never apologize for that.

America gave us dirt in our faces.  We took that dirt to grow gardens that fed entire communities.

When God was planning my arrival, he could have made me anything. I could have been born in Portugal, Indonesia, Romania, Japan, Brazil, et al, but he chose me to be born in Augusta Georgia, at precisely 10:20 a.m. on July 8th, 19___.  Ha. My business, but the point is…not once in my life have I ever looked in the mirror and wished to be someone else. I love my skin, my eyes, my nose, my hair and most importantly; I feel blessed being a Black woman. I feel like I hit 777 in the lottery. The dice keeps rolling 7’s. I keep pulling Aces from the deck. I am a symbol of beauty that can’t be duplicated. I’m in a royal class. Their is joy in my spirit for I know that I was born of love…and I’ve always felt special.

Whether or not anyone accepts me for me, I really don’t care. The most important validation of my existence is self-acceptance. And Lord, I thank you for giving me the gift and honor of being a Black woman. Everyday I walk outside my home; I’m representing former queens, intelligent mothers, proud grandmothers and gifted women who birthed every Black woman there is. My head is held high. My walk is straight and I look forward as each step is precisioned toward my destination.

It is not what I am that matters, but what it means to be that. Being a Black woman means that we are born to be first. Africa birthed the first queens. That regality is deep within me. My spirit soars and I don’t need a throne. Folks see me and automatically are motivated to bestow respect fit for one who was born to be exalted.

I AM A BLACK WOMAN. Proud and free.

Thank you, Lord.

I love who I am and every single day…I fly with my feet firm on the ground, but soar each time I spread my wings like an eagle and glide with a firm wind above the clouds.

 

[Orchestra begins…]

Yeah! I always feel like I am the Greatest even when the world tries to tell me I’m not.

I WIN!

 

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42 comments on “Why Do Black Women Refer To Themselves As Queens?

  1. Amali Cabral says:

    No disrespect to the blogger..but sister I AM a bit confused when you reference yourself as a Queen…if it is to make you feel good I can understand. But this is not a term native to the Afrikan tongue. A Queen meant the King’s wife. This word is the invention of homosexual, misogynistic men. Why use it? Here is my source —> QUEEN: Old English cwen “queen, female ruler of a state, woman, wife,” from Proto-Germanic *kwoeniz (cognates: Old Saxon quan “wife,” Old Norse kvaen, Gothic quens), ablaut variant of *kwenon (source of quean), from PIE *gwen- “woman, wife” supposedly originally “honored woman” (cognates: Greek gyné “a woman, a wife;” Gaelic bean “woman;” Sanskrit janis “a woman,” gná “wife of a god, a goddess;” Avestan jainish “wife;” Armenian kin “woman;” Old Church Slavonic zena, Old Prussian genna “woman;” Gothic qino “a woman, wife; qéns “a queen”).

    The original sense seems to have been “wife,” specialized by Old English to “wife of a king.” In Old Norse, still mostly of a wife generally, as in kvan-fang “marriage, taking of a wife,” kvanlauss “unmarried, widowed,” kvan-riki “the domineering of a wife.” English is one of the few Indo-European languages to have a word for “queen” that is not a feminine derivative of a word for “king.” The others are Scandinavian: Old Norse drottning, Danish dronning, Swedish drottning “queen,” in Old Norse also “mistress,” but these also are held to be ultimately from male words, such as Old Norse drottinn “master.”
    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=queen

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      I am an African American; and in Africa, women were rulers. That is the pretense of what I am invoking in the piece. Those who know African history, understand full well the importance of women in African society. Why on earth would you assume that Europeans are the definition of royalty. Black women are n naturally sovereign and were the FIRST WOMEN RULERS of the planet.

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  2. Lol umm… Much like the lineage of monarchs in Europe, not every can trace themselves to royalty. How many kingdoms were there? And were they all one person kingdoms? That is the ONLY way that everyone can trace their lineage to royalty. Most of us, black, white, brown, whatever, cannot trace their lineage to ANY royalty. They come from regular people that lived regular lives all the way to the beginning.

    That’s why this concept is ridiculous.

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      There is a reason why the question was asked; and presumably, only people of African descent would “over-stand” the metaphysical supposition of why this is a behavior in African American women.

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    • Axum Empire, the Kingdom of Ghana, the Mali Empire, the Songhai Empire, the Ethiopian Empire, the Mossi Kingdoms and the Benin Empire.
      Sahelian kingdoms
      Kongo Kingdom
      Mutapa Empire.
      There were also others that were wiped out by Europeans during the colonial era. Many of these countries have just gained their freedom 20 to 30 years ago.
      And I believe it isn’t ridiculous ti call ourselves queens, every girl deserves to be a Queen, and in my opinion I believe black women just fit the part perfectly. The look amazing in gold, red, and orange. And there faces have so much pride in them. To me I think they look very exotic, especially when they have their natural hair texture.

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  3. So anyone who disagrees with you gets blocked for voicing their opinion? You are definitely a queen, because everyone must agree with you or you will have their heads. By the way I’m a black man.

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  4. Ironically, I asked this awhile ago on yahoo answers; is it true that all black women are queens, and if so how do you know this (I ask all for the sake of knowledge and understanding)

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      Black women were the first queens on this earth. All civilization began in Africa; as humans were all descendants of those ancient Africans. This has been well documented.

      So perhaps, there is something that carried over genetically in the mind and Black women are just responding to their ancestors psycho-spiritually.

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      • Melala says:

        All women, ALL WOMEN, are descended from those Queens of Africa, as are all men descended from their wombs. The genetics you speak of exist in all of humanity. The ancestors of Africa you look to are the ancestors of all.

        Are you aware that there are more descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in America, living and presenting as “white”, often unbeknownst to them, based on the “passing” of their ancestors, than descendants of the TAST that are “black”? Do you deny their ancestral lineage or ancestral pain? I wonder.

        You can boost black women. Black women NEED that uplift. Doing so by degrading or disparaging other women is disgusting. Painting anyone with the broad strokes of that sort of brush has never ended well, historically, for any people.

        This racial superiority based on the amount of melanin in your skin is no better than Hitler himself. I am also from (and still live in) Chicago, southside, so before you post another veiled threat based on that ludicrous bullshit, bring it.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        Who are you talking to?

        You’re on my blog. Which means, I am in control here.

        Don’t come here pounding your chest like a gorilla and think that won’t check you.

        I’m giving you one warning: Watch your attitude here.

        As being the author of this blog, I’m not obligated to allow you on it.

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      • Melala says:

        Sidebar: you promote black African roots while praising the white man’s God. Chile, you not woke.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        Let me tell you something, Melala. I’m tired of people like yourself. Skin color is not something that is relevant to a deity; it’s relevant to a myopic thinking, mammal–YOU.

        Where were you when the foundations of the earth was created?

        There is just a hilariousness to the responses coming from people who spend their time taking on the attitudes of secular-minded people, who couldn’t bread down scripture if they had Jesus sitting next to them.

        Don’t bring this to my blog.

        Really.

        I’m not even interested in hearing it.

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  5. MsChavez says:

    Bossyness and bitchiness can get you by around weak white people. Try it South of Cali. No black queens there.

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      Ms, Chavez,

      I’m perplexed as to the nebulous statement and your motivation for posting it on my blog.

      Since you weren’t invited here, you are more than welcome to follow the >>>>>EXIT, sweetie.

      And for the record, I’m from Chicago. BRING YOU ATTITUDE here, and find out just how many Black queens who will not hesitate to show you what I’m talking about.

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  6. Cedric Anderson II says:

    This has to be the biggest load of garbage I’ve ever read in my life. Black would do anything or say anything to make them feel important to cover up years of failure. You don’t hear any other race say garbage like this all races ruled at one point. But to say all are imperial is idiotic and anyone who believes this is just as simple if everyone is a king and queen then who serves smh!!! Somebody has to sweep the floors. Also the comment about we naturally lead when we are last in every category except sports we’ll never make a change because we’re to busy lying about our current situation.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      You better understand something right here and right now…this blog is not a “sounding board” for people with low self esteem.

      We know what we need to do, but it takes a hell of a lot of courage to enforce positivity when there is so much negativity being thrown in your face every single day.

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  7. sin2yecch says:

    Queen? or Earth/wisdom
    WISDOM – is the wise words spoken by the wise person such as I, to show and prove the knowledge of Self and the Existence of God which is myself and the existence of the Father Allah, the Original Mind that everything into existence. Wisdom is symbolic t the Asiatic Black Woman for the fact she is secondary but most necessary for the fact she bring forth the best part of life, which is the Understanding or the Asiatic Black Child. It is also symbolic to the Moon for the she receives her Light from the Sun meaning that her light is secondary. Wisdom is broken down into two words Wise and Dome, Once you wise your dome you can wise the dome of the Blind, deaf and Dumb, to make them see, hear and speak. It is the supreme manifestation of thought which releases the dumb from the confinement of darkness which is the black from the Devil’s Society and way of living.

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  8. Kitten says:

    PS…No Becky’s at Grandma’s house…

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  9. Kitten says:

    I am a Queen derived from the African Queens and Kings before me I know who I am and they can not stop me. I am comfortable in my dark skin that is smooth like silk and glistens when the sun touches it. In every situation this is how I walk into a room. Even when I’m uncomfortable. I know who we were before we were enslaved. You must research outside of your text books and Black History month. This is why they want to control the Internet too much truth available to the people. Search for the truth it’s as simple a a Google search, but you have to want to know. Take a Black Studies class. I am teaching my 5 year old grandson about his heritage & history before he is brainwashed. I am sure daughter may get a call from the teacher in the future. She has been forewarned.. Every morning we talk and we recite, “I am Special, I am Smart and I will grow up to be a Great man.”

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  10. Tyrone says:

    Margaret Sanger was the forerunner of this dogma…Eugenics! Sterilize black females, push abortion, promote homosexuality, etc. Today, all 3 deviant practices are pushed on black youth. The timeframe…1960s and beyond. In reality, they didn’t see it coming. We’ve never been free, even with the Civil Rights Act. The Great Society broke apart the black nuclear family. Pres.Johnson was a known racist from Texas, he knew exactly what he was doing. Look at the results of his love and concern? Conditions have gotten worse, but, we’re told to look at all the athletes and celebrities…For What?

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    • truthangel07 says:

      When a victimized person looks on his oppressor as his savior, he in fact is allowing the brutality to be directed onto him.

      White people are an evil race of people that need to be destroyed.

      That’s why many Black nationalist organizations reacted as they did because intrinsically, it is absolutely illogical for any victim to think their oppressor will be their emancipator.

      It’s an oxymoron.

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      • Laolao says:

        I’m sorry you feel the need to resort to violence to make yourself feel better. Painting the entire white race as “evil” makes no sense, just as if i say all blacks are “monkeys” makes no sense.

        Or does it?

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        This is not an apologetic blog.

        I tell it like it is.

        If you want fiction; go to facebook or the Disney site.

        This is reality as it is experienced by Black Americans.

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  11. SouthernGal says:

    I dont see myself as a queen. But I see the beauty and strength in black women.

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  12. jourdaroo says:

    I was really feeling this post until I saw the comments :/ I don’t understand how feminism or white women ‘ruined’ black women. There’s a whole discipline of feminism specifically for black women. If anything, it’s 6 old white guys who own all the media empires

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    • truthangel07 says:

      If you’re not feeling the comments about white women infecting the mind-state of Black women, confusing our struggle with theirs; then you really need to get more education about how the deception of the feminist movement bamboozled naive sisters into actually believing they were being treated badly by Black men–they were not. Black women have always fought, worked, and stuck with our men–we already had what white women were fighting about.

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    • Tyrone says:

      @jordaroo

      White feminists are not on your side. Many have fallen for the mirage of “Sisterhood.” As a blackman, i see and hear stuff you don’t. This generation of young sistas is in trouble…violence, domestic-abuse, hiv/aids, etc. Yes, ya’ll are doing better than us, but you’re still on shaky ground. Look at the disparities in the legal system, affirmative-action, government, business, hollywood, etc. At some point, blackwomen gotta put tbemselves first. All too often, you fight for other women and ignore your needs and wants. Do other women give you a hand in the same way? Bkackwomen need to stop feeling guilty for being black and female. It sends mixed messages to blackmen, it needs to take a rest. Anyways, just be aware of what’s going on around this planet?

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  14. Tyrone says:

    @Truthangel
    Blackwomen are the “Original Women” of humanity, therefore, Queens! Sadly, a lot of Sistas are not behaving as such. We know the names and faces. Most of us assume that blackwomen are more enlightened as to racial consciousness, Not So! I’ve ran across many blackwomen with hostile attitudes about being greeted with the term. Blackwomen feel guilty for being black, blackmen have more self-confidence overall. Why is this the case? Politics and Feminism are to blame for this. There is no equality, all races are not created equal. Sistas who persist in downgrading themselves deserve to be alone and miserable. Not trying to throw stones, just stating the facts.

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    • I agree 100%
      Feminism didn’t do anything but ruin the original black love we had. Feminism was for the evil white woman, not us.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        Feminism was an oxymoron for Black women–we’re already what white women were trying to be, but when you don’t know your history and are gullible; you believe any lie your enemy can tell.

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      • Tyrone says:

        Appreciate the comments. Let me expand on that point. Knowingly or unknowingly, sistas have been hoodwinked into believing that other women are equal to them, therefore, black womanhood is not a big deal. Meanwhile, anglo women spend millions all over the globe to look like blackwomen…botox for wrinkles, breast implants, butt implants, collagen shots, self-tanning, etc. Not to mention, they wanna have chocolate and caramel babies just like blackwomen. Yet, some will say that blackwomen are inferior, Really? In the real world, blackness is all that matters. Men obsess over black manhood, and women do the same in relation to blackwomen…The Truth! Being black and female is a blessing, no need to be humble ladies…Celebrate It!!!

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      • truthangel07 says:

        “Meanwhile, anglo women spend millions all over the globe to look like blackwomen…botox for wrinkles, breast implants, butt implants, collagen shots, self-tanning, etc. Not to mention, they wanna have chocolate and caramel babies just like blackwomen.”

        This is the TRUTH!

        Yes, sir.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Compared to the 60’s and 70’s, this generation of Blacks definitely seem to be ignorant of themselves and their history. It’s a conundrum and one that needs to be confronted, given, that we are now living in an era of more access to information and intelligence than at any other time in history.

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      • Tyrone says:

        @Truthangel07

        Honestly, this generation of young blacks were marked decades ago for destruction. Today, we see the results of their brainwashing…No Accident! They have brains, but, don’t wanna think ahead. Lazy thought is deadly, because they don’t see what’s coming down the road. So, a lot of them are dying senseless deaths. At some point, they gotta love life enuf to make wise choices. The parents can’t baby them forever. Sadly, many of them have already left this place.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        It was already predicted over a decade ago that this is the first generation in which the parents will outlive the children.

        Nothing is of coincidence–society is reaping what it sewed.

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  15. Adeen says:

    I don’t see myself as a ”queen” nor do I refer to myself as such. I see everyone as my equal regardless of their race. It is so called African American men who refer to me as ”queen”. The men in my family, who are Caribbean, don’t use such terms or describe Black women or their relatives. It is weird

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