Being a Black Man is not easy in this world, especially in the times in which we live. We have been broken down, beaten, de-humanized and humiliated for the majority of our memorable past and as a result have lost our way as men. When you lose your way as a man, you also lose your ability to be a protector, provider, leader, guide and teacher. But the protector, provider, leader, guide and teacher of what or who?… The Black Woman!!!
The Black Woman has suffered and continues to do so and is now left to fend for herself in ways that she was not created to do. She is now the head of household and responsible for protecting herself (both mentally/emotionally and physically) working, paying the bills, rearing and raising the children and so much more. All the while; navigating her way through a society that has reduced her to a tool for sexual gratification. (Rather it be visually or physically) Then to top it all off, she has to try and find some sort of happiness or joy for herself. These burdens have all but stripped her of the knowledge of her Real and True nature.
Now, as each generation slips by and nothing or no one seems to be able to lift this cloud of confusion from being her reality, more and more of our women have began to identify with this modern role of The Black Woman and accept the new stereotype as true of herself. When she accepts this truth for herself, (being the first teacher of our children) she accepts and projects this off onto them, all the while not even realizing it; which in turn perpetuates this cycle of abnormality on generation after generation and this in turn becomes all of our realities.
So while she is caring for the Man, the children and the home, who is caring for her? Who is making her feel appreciated, cared for and loved?
Neglect and mistreatment of this magnitude causes her to grow resentful, depressed and even angry; and as a result we judge her by her reactions to life and never ask what is the cause behind this effect that we are judging so harshly? Why is the goddess and Queen of the UNIVERSE behaving so far outside of her peaceful, nurturing and loving nature?
This will be a continuous blog/conversation and I welcome comments and even criticism because both will create a much needed dialogue. I’ll add to it every Sunday until I reach the climax of it and bring to light some things that we know, but don’t realize that we know; and in doing so, bring about real and viable solutions for us as a whole to begin healing our family units and communities. I’ll leave you with a quote and an accompanying thought…
“A nation can rise no higher than its woman” Elijah Muhammad (Founder of N.O.I.)
If this quote be true, then how high can we expect to rise as a Black Nation or community if we don’t first uplift our women?
Until next Sunday
“The voice of my generation“