America’s compelling actress, Ernestine Johnson, has given an audience a wonderful performance on the late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, hosted by Arsenio Hall.
Ernestine kicked off the show with an amazing and captivating poem entitled, “The Average Black Girl.” Her performance was so great that audience gave her a standing ovation and Arsenio himself given her a hug at the end of her thought-provoking message.
She had plenty more to say about what speaking, looking and acting like an average black girl really means.
Expressing herself in an outstanding and well composed manner, she said, “See, the average black girl that I know, the average black girl that I know were Egyptian queens like Hatshepsut and Nitocris who were ruling dynasties and whole armies of men, excuse me while I set fire to this poem on my pen because I am tired. Tired of the stereotypes black girls have fallen into because of American mentality. Oh, but not half as tired as Ella Baker, Diane Nash, Septima Poinsette-Clark. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired, Miss Fannie Lou Hamer, Daisy Bates, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, and Dorothy Height are far more tired than I am.”
Ernestine, who is well known in the spoken word community for being uncensored and untamed on the microphone especially when speaking on matters dear to the heart, added another perfect performance to her credit.
Her message has sparked arguments on many social media platforms, with some agreeing that all she highlighted in the poem are some things faced by the black community in America today.