To the Black Women that STILL Love Black Men

***This was requested a while ago, but it seems as if the timing is most appropriate now.***

Recently, it seems that black men have been attacked from every angle possible.  From the media coming at Obama’s throat, from black women, from another Tyler Perry production,  and even cartoons on youtube are having a field day magnifying the shortcomings of black men.  There was once a time that at LEAST, at the very least, black women would support and defend black men at all costs, but it seems most of those have jumped ship…  I say it is their loss because it is clear black men are still a prize…even white, asian, and latinos women recognize this.  And really how can you not see it?
Black men are fine…as hell.  Personally, I don’t see how a woman could ever abandon that godly physique.  Shoulders so wide and broad that they are strong enough to love you, children that aren’t his, your family, and your past.  And after a long day at work, his arms embrace all of you effortlessly and instantly relieving the stresses of your day.  It is with his magical touch that finally your guard can come down and the façades worn to appease corporate America can be taken off because in his presence you have entered a safe place.  And you value this because it is the place where you get to be just you.  Only his full lips can smack your cheeks that force the most genuine smile out of you.
Black men are confident.  As a matter of fact, black men set the bar on confidence.  He is confident about the things he has done and equally confident about the things he has never done.  You see, this confidence rests not on what he does but who he believes he is regardless of others’ opinions. It is that confident stride, whether it is the brother in the mail room or the one in the corner office, that grabs your eyes attention every single time.
Black men are strong.  I know this is a label often reserved for black women- the strong black woman.  However, the strength it takes to be a black man that goes day to day without the respect, praise, or recognition deserved is in a league of its own.  Often they have no voice at work or have to fight harder for gain the respect of his white counterparts, and then come home to black women.  Well, we know how that goes.  Even with his boys, there is only so much as men, as black men, that they can share without appearing weak.  So the load, the burdens, the pressure, the frustration, failures, hurt, and pain they just carry…silently.  Every day.  Yet, somehow they find a way to be the charming, funny, lighthearted yet soulful men in which we depend to always do what is needed of them without exception.
All they ask in return is a little understanding, respect, and allow them to be men without undercutting their efforts and roles.  I know, they are completely unreasonable, right?
So to the black women that look beyond what is fed to them through media outlets, to those women that don’t use black men as a scapegoat for their own issues, to those that love and believe in black men without exception, you too deserve an applause.  We’re fewer in number, so we have to make sure we cheer louder so our men can hear us.

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6 Responses to To the Black Women that STILL Love Black Men

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  2. Focus says:

    Amazing write up. I think that this should be read by a lot of people, including black men who have, in a sense of the word, crumbled due to a diminishing confidence from being trodden upon. It’s sad really, but the question should be why is the media so quick to portray this, and everyone quick to believe and follow suit? How and why did this happen when we sometimes have less faults than other races. How do we end up the ones exposed?

    • Thank you very much Mr. Focus!! I completely agree, and it is one thing when the media at large portrays these negative images but it is even sadder when blacks with resources chooses to push the same negative stereotypes.

  3. therealestleo says:

    ‘Bout time….lol

  4. The Editor says:

    Well, it would seem that education, economic opportunities and pride has made come true what I knew it would, statistics will show the lack of growth in education and jobs for men, Black men especially and this has led to a downfall in the way the opposite sex see’s said Black man, men in prison, shady work and also in careers that are not as fulfilling and rewarding as woman has made some or most, behave or think in a manner that is detrimental to the uplifting of the Black male, person and psyche

    For some more good reading check out this Sunday’s Sunday Hip Hop Times http://www.bit.ly/sundayhh

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