I rarely use the word “nigga” anymore to show love towards my fellow brothas… however.  Sometimes, my brothas lose sight of all common sense and rationale when it comes to trivial things.  Especially, when money is involved.  My grandmother used to call incidents like that “nigga moments” or the more PC term, Black on Black violence.  This term was also recently used on the Adult Swim program,  Boondocks.

Let me use that as an example… and poke a little fun.  Blacks have traditionally taken an instrument of pain and changed its meaning to become a symbol of strength and unity.  It’s how the term “nigga” originated.

Nigga Moments : -noun.  Perpetual conflict between niggas over trivial or ignorant things.

A Nigga moment is a violent altercation created when ignorance overwhelms the mind of an otherwise rational negro male… causing him to act in an illogical, self-destructive manner.  Growing up in Detroit, I’ve personally witnessed this go down many times.  Usually triggered by something trivial, like scuffed sneakers…

Parameters of a Nigga Moment:

  • Requires two black men of any age.
  • Unpredictable… but they all end up bad.
  • The third leading killer of black men behind pork chops and FEMA. It’s a fact.
  • Weakens the spirit of the black men involved.
  • Can happen at any time.
  • Often leads to “Nigga Synthesis”

The Nigga Moment, being an instance of violence and ignorance, can only be stopped by Peace or Jail.

Nigga Synthesis : -noun.  Perpetual bond between niggas over trivial or ignorant things.

Niggas can also create bonds with each other based on ignorance.  This bonding is called Nigga synthesis.  Unlike the bonds of friends and family, which are mutually beneficial, Nigga synthesis is based on a mutual appreciation for ignorance or trivial things.

Now when a nigga moment collides with nigga synthesis you get a complete motherfuckin’ disaster!

Now, remember this equation… you may need it someday.

Nigga Moments + Nigga Synthesis = Complete Motherfuckin’ Disaster

 

I was always taught not to get caught up in a nigga moment.  That in order to be considered a Superior black male,  I needed to be in full control over myself before ever thinking of controlling anything or anyone else. This included joining gangs which were attractive due to the need to fit in.  But, I’ve seen too many lives taken because someone had a nigga moment or was gunned down because of their affiliation (nigga synthesis).  I’d be lying if I said I never had a nigga moment.  If you are a strong black male, you probably have been prone to a nigga moment here and there when you were young.  That much testosterone needs an outlet.

Black Sovereign was born from my own evolution in 1999.  Being a man in his mid 20’s, I came to terms with my own flaws and recognized that being imperfect is a strength… not a weakness.  We are all a work in progress.