Does Anybody Really Give A Damn About Black Males?

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By the time I was 18 years old, 10 young Black males that I knew had died from tragedy. Murder was the leading cause for the majority of the deaths. Before the age of 25; more would soon follow. I didn’t really know what to make of this while I was maturing into a young woman. But it was having a tremendous psychological impact on me.

Every single summer, I expected someone to die. My generation was in peril. Hip Hop was the soundtrack of life in young Black America and its more negative components were taking root through the imagery of Gangsta Rap. Once party driven rhythms were being outplayed by angry bass tones, braggadocios Black masculinity, bold, angry, and unapologetic of depicting life in the inner city. This had great impact on the minds of young Black males around the world.

The drug culture was permeating American society and in my once quiet suburban community; I would soon see faces and things that would have a tremendous impact on how my neighborhood would be viewed and how it would change the way I thought. One day I woke up and literally realized that The American Black male was a brand which was largely created through the machination and minds of racist white males. Through the construct of media, the Black man would always be portrayed as the enemy–a predator to be feared, suspected and hated. It would seem that many Black males have believed this about themselves. This attitude has seemed to put them at war with the one ally they need: The Black Woman.

Someone once said that the richest place on earth was not an oil field or a gold mine; it was a cemetery. Why? Because cemeteries were filled with people who never lived up to their potential and I felt that every time a young Black man died from violence or tragedy; the Black community and the world suffered. So I posed a bold question: Do Black men know who they are? Do they know how much they mean to Black women? To their mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers? There is a battle being waged against the Black male in America. But is the real war against the Black man within? I wondered to myself if Black men really know how much they are valued?

A man that does not know himself is like tumbleweed: un-rooted, the wind blowing it through the desert in every direction without purpose.

So…Trayvon Martin’s death has become old news.  The marching and protesting has ceased.  Will his death really impact any change in this country?  What about the Black community?

I asked the question: Does Anybody Really Give A Damn About Black Males?

I did.  And I did something about it.

Fight the Power!

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16 comments on “Does Anybody Really Give A Damn About Black Males?

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  7. TTNYCRN says:

    As a young black man, I could honestly say no, no one cares for us. Sadly, sometimes, other brothas do the harm(e.g. black on black violence)

    The change is only going to come when black men and black people in general start to realize our collective worth as human beings that could actually have productive lives without the help of white folks. You know TruthAngel, the other day I riding back to my neighborhood on the subway here in New York. As you probably know, the NYC subway system has elevated subway lines,the trains go outside the tunnel,like your hometown of Chicago. Anyway when I was on the train going through East New York and Brownsville(these are some black areas in Brooklyn), I could see the Manhattan skyline with the Empire State Building and the World Trade Centre in the distance, knowing what it represents(e.g. money, power, highclass status) yet the immediate neighborhood where the subway goes through is basically death valley(e.g. abandon buildings, vacant lots,etc.). I know that might be a similar story in Chicago between the South Side and the Downtown Loop. As you said before TruthAngel, the psychology of segregation and inner-city residence makes many black folks believe that the only way to make it in life is to “integrate” with the dominant white culture.

    First as black people, we have to face facts. This is a white people’s world due to their profit via 500 yrs of European colonialism. Okay but do we as black people know our value as human beings. We need to stop looking at the relative comparison(e.g. black vs white unemployment, education,etc.) and begging for equity and start realizing our value as a community. Some examples-Atlanta, city is a black mecca. African immigrants(e.g. people from Ghana, Nigeria,etc.) who have some the highest levels of education in the US,even more than some white people. My hometown of NYC with the Afro-Caribbean residents from Trinidad, Jamaica,etc. that start and maintain businesses in the community. Your hometown of Chicago where Farrakhan and the NOI are actually trying to address the ills of the black community(aint if funny you never hear about how the NOI is doing good in the community on the mainstream newschannels,lol!). We need to focus on the positives and not the negatives!

    Until black people stop buying into white supremacy, nobody is going to care about the black man. And honestly, why should they if they could make a profit from the white supremacist mindset. Until we realize our worth, black people are just going to continue to be a living dead. Heck, with the black on black violence, even the undertaker is making a profit off of white supremacy.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      One of the greatest quotes I ever heard came from the late Dr. Chancellor Williams in his legendary book, The Destruction of Black Civilizations. He stated that Black people need to be DE-CAUCASIANIZED. Basically, deprogrammed from thinking what white folks put in their heads.

      I totally agree.

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  8. Living Consciously says:

    In response to the title – Clearly not these disgusting sub-human whites apes on this site! Have you seen this disgusting website?! I literally just came across it looking up the Cee Lo (Illuminati) Green charges. This is unbelievable! I can’t even believe a website like this is allowed to be up and running at all! Racism is getting more apparent and if some of us don’t wake the hell up and see it in their face I feel for you! Don’t know why some of us want to be so closely associated with these racist. http://niggermania.net/forum/

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Thanks for telling me about this. I’ll post this on facebook for it to be exposed to the people it’s dedicated to.

      Can’t wait for the feedback they get.

      *Wink*

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    • Imhotep says:

      @Living Conciously

      Believe it or not, they talk about any interaction they have had with any of us behind closed doors. Why-te men are always observing anything we do. This is for two reasons. He wants to catch us if we are doing anything “illegal” or stupid (for this reason, we have to be the best people we can be). They are also checking to see where we are as a people. They do not want us to be thinking. We must remember that most yt men in these divided snakes of Amerikkka are miserable. Unfortunately, some of our lost people still believe that they “made it”, so they believe they can act any kind of way they want to.

      The hand of our enemy in our destruction is not always visible. More of us need to understand that. Instead, we say that Black people kill each other like people of any race can kill each other. In this “great nation”, most black on black crimes are really white on black crimes. Who puts these stores with Jordans in our neighborhoods? We need to stick together and realize that we are all judged by the actions of a few. For that reason, we need everybody to do their part in helping our people. Why-tes have done a lot to us during slavery. Only we can correct everything for ourselves. We are all we have.

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  9. Sis I wanna get the book, but I have no means of electronic transactions.

    Does anybody really care about Black males? That is such a good question. I thought I did and I still think I do, but it’s not easy loving us. We seem to fall into the very trap that we know is sitting right in front of us. We tend to follow bullshit like lost puppies, we fall for shit that we fell for a hundred years ago. Are we learning anything from past deeds?

    I care for my brothers but my brothers gotta start caring for themselves. For real.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      I agree with that. It all starts with self. There are other ways you an pay on Amazon.com. Tell your friends and family members about the book!

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    • Imhotep says:

      Thank you, hunglikejesus.

      I know who I am and I’m proud of who I am. It seems like quite a few of our brothers do not. Unfortunately, they have to find out who they are, in this Amerikkka, the hard way. Yt men want all of us Brothas gone. You can be rich or poor, but they still want you gone. This race war has been going on since forever. All of us should know who we are by now.

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  10. Adeen says:

    Well written article but I am from a different generation and I honestly don’t give a damn about Black males unless they aren’t self hating coons who hate Black women or were killed wrongly like Trayvon Martin or Oscar Grant. Honestly I am very frustrated with Black men at this point in my life and I am very young. Black men of my generation just don’t love or respect Black women anymore.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      It’s because many of them were raised by single mothers who had issues with their fathers–some young Black men don’t even know who their real fathers are. This can cause a tremendous psychological impact in them.

      Don’t be discouraged.

      It’s time this be confronted.

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