I ♥ Black Men

“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”     -Marcus Garvey   Since the early days of mankind, Black men have roamed the planet and have overcome adversity. From our great African ancestors and the warriors transplanted from their kingdoms to the cotton fields, Black men have weathered the storms. The quote above by Marcus Garvey says it all, Black skin shouldn’t be viewed as a badge of shame yet rather a glorious symbol of national worldwide greatness. Black men, whether they be African-American, African, Mixed, etc; they are beautiful on … Continue reading I ♥ Black Men

The Uppity Negro

Ever since I was young, I’ve always had labels thrown my way that didn’t necessarily fit. I’ve been called ghetto(that only fits when I’m angry), uppity, artistic (that one fits,) a geek( that I am), and other titles surrounding the words uppity, boogie, and white washed in my cultural interests. I’m not one to constrict my desires and ambitions to a specific label, yet some deem it necessary to place me in a category. They can’t quite figure out my personality and my wide range of interests, so they tend to stick me in the white washed uppity negro category. … Continue reading The Uppity Negro