Kalamu ya Salaam's information blog



super selected

APRIL 15, 2015



Watch This.

Toddler Recites

Countee Cullen’s

‘Hey, Black Child.’

Nails It.


Three-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem is a star in the making!
Watch as she confidently recites “Hey Black Child” by the
Harlem Renaissance Countee Cullen.

Hey, Black Child
Hey Black Child
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 beHey 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 learnHey 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 doHey 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 what it to be










Post a comment
  1. Phyllis Phillips #
    June 4, 2015

    She is beautiful, smart, talented and our hope for the future!

    I believe that there are others like her out there and we must find, encourage and teach them so
    the world can be a better place.

    My own experience tells me so…Phyllis Phillips

  2. June 8, 2015

    It is real interesting. With my 59 years old I have never heard of child with such talent. She needs to be sent to a special school to develop her talents.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. VIDEO: Toddler Recitez Countee Cullen’z ‘Hey, Black Child.’ | Moorbey'z Blog

Leave a Reply

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS