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"A moment in which ignorance overwhelms the mind of an otherwise logical negro male; causing him to act in an illogical, self-destructive manner, i.e. like a n***a."
Huey Freeman, first definition
N***a Moment

N***a Moment is a term referring to any violent conflict between two or more black men, fought over trivial and/or stupid things. It is the central plot device of a multi-episode story arc in The Boondocks, revolving around the blood feud between Robert Freeman, Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, and their respective allies.

N***a Moments[]

"Perpetual conflict between n***as over trivial or ignorant things."
Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, additional definition

A N***a Moment requires at least two black males of any age (from little boys to old men), and a stupid reason for fighting each other. Ghetto thugs are most prone to starting N***a Moments, but even the most mild-mannered of black men may still be vulnerable to joining them. However white men will ignore any effort to draw them into a N***a Moment.

N***a Synthesis[]

"Perpetual bond between n***as over trivial or ignorant things."
Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, official definition

In a segment narrated by Stinkmeaner, it is explained that there is a similar phenomenon called N***a Synthesis. It refers to when multiple negroes bond together over trivial or ignorant things, such as by forming street gangs and having collective N***a Moments.


N***a Moments are unpredictable, but always end badly. At best, the losing party of a N***a Moment will be humiliated and weakened, and at worst it results in the violent death of one or both participants; it is the third leading killer of black men "behind pork chops and FEMA". A N***a Moment combined with N***a Synthesis is especially deadly, often resulting in Complete Disasters like gang violence.

While N***a Moments can result in (and usually end with) death, there is no guarantee that it will stop there, as it can lead to a cycle of revenge. Stinkmeaner has returned from the afterlife to continue his N***a Moment with Robert, while his old associates and even his clone have retaliated on his behalf.

The best and most definite way to end N***a Moments is either peace or jail. One may make peace with their enemies, and end the conflict without any further malice. Or else the n***as will be arrested and go to jail for their crimes.



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