- What is my age:
- I'm irish
- Color of my eyes:
- I’ve got clear gray-green eyes
- What I prefer to listen:
- Heavy metal
Johnson, but one new project aims at honoring everyday black women who also deserve to be acknowledged for their tireless contributions to the community. Created by Frederick Joseph, who also launched the Black Panther Challenge, To Black Women With Love showcases a series of short videos by black men who are uplifting and affirming black women. For Joseph, who launched the series March 1, these messages of affection, admiration and gratitude are few and far between, which is shameful given how much black women have historically done and continue to do for the community. Staying silent is also part of the problem. In addition, Joseph stressed that another major goal of the series is to create a safe haven for black women online, which is crucial given that past studies have found that women of color experience higher rates of abuse on social media.
How i learned to love black women
A few days ago, my homegirl Evita posted that quote on her Instagram. While she posted it in relation to what she deemed to be a successful mindset to bring into an individual relationship, recent events opened my eyes to the truism of that statement not just as an ideology for a single couple, but a mantra that desperately needs to be understood throughout the Black community, particularly regarding how we treat one another.
It was a message that I really feel Black men need to hear in reference to how we collectively choose to treat Black women. Soon after the remark was put out there and started to trend, the typical gender split occurred, arguments heated up and generalizations began flying left, right and center. Simply put, Black women are suffering at rates that far exceed the abuse women and men suffer in other demographic groups in America.
Resetting the image
Now, just to be clear—because I already can tell some dudes reading this are rolling their eyes—I do understand that men are victims, too. So again, how can we collectively treat our women better? Well, the truth is in the quote at the beginning of this article. As Black men, the worst thing we can do is ask how we as individuals can solve the Black man vs.
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We can start by not emotionally abandoning the Black women closest to us. Or we can start by not punishing Black girls and Black women for being molested and being victims of sexual assaults, seeing as most of these assaults occur by people close to us.
While this seems like nothing more than theory, this is my practical worldview. But if I work on myself, I can not only do more to assist the Black women around me but also assist in educating some of the brothers around me so they can, hopefully, also start working on themselves.
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