So I initially wrote this post February 2017 after having my heart broken by watching the Netflix Original movie “Imperial Dreams”! To me, the movie shed a ton of light on how hard black men face oppression in America. They work so hard, they try their best, they’re good men, great father’s, yet the chips are always stacked against them in a way that they come crashing down like a game of Jenga! Watching this movie, my heart literally ached and cried out for black men. This was originally just a post/letter to every black man in my life or connected to me in any way, past, present and future, yet it turned into a poem of sorts and received a lot of positive feedback. So, in the light of this recent black history month, the 2 year anniversary of me originally writing this post/poem, and just because I love and celebrate black men just because today is today, I decided to repost it on my blog!
February 17, 2017
Just finished watching Imperial Dreams on Netflix… I’m at work all in my feelings, trying not to cry.
Dear Black Men,
On behalf of this crooked society of which we live, with its countless fragments, broken steps, slippery slopes, all of which are carefully created to keep you from succeeding, I apologize. I’m sorry for the daily brick walls you are forced to face as soon as you open your beautiful eyes every morning. I apologize for every crooked path, that’s purposely broken in an attempt to keep you stumbling. I apologize for every system of government that sees your beautiful melanin skin as a threat, a weapon, a monster, nobody… instead of the strength, the king, the conqueror, the overcomer of all things that I see when I look at you. If only the world could view you through my eyes. You are the beautiful roses that grow from the cracks in concrete. My heart, my soul aches for you and the daily battles you’re forced to fight. I can see the pain of each battle wound just beyond your eyes. I apologize, because the world will never tell you they’re sorry. The passionate love I hold for you is a fierceness that no one else could ever understand. There is an overwhelming pride that rises inside me whenever I see one of you accomplish anything or make it anywhere, because I know for a fact that none of it was handed to you, but fought for every step of the way. Dear black kings, from the crown of your head, to the soles of your feet, I love you. Forever. For always. For real.
Quotes of the Week:
Dear Black Men,
If you weren’t so valuable, and didn’t have the potential to be so powerful, the world wouldn’t be so hellbent on exterminating your very existence!
Dear Black Men,
You were never meant to be a savage or a thug! That mentality was taught to you by men who despised your masculinity. You are a God by nature! You are strong and moral by nature! You are kind, respectable and merciful by nature! You are a product of peace and righteousness! Don’t take on the identity of a beast to just deny your identity as a God! Your royalty is in righteousness!
Stay Loyal, Stay Royal!
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