Dear Black Men,
In the wave of all the craziness that has been transpiring in our society and throughout the history of this country, I would like to tell you that I am sorry.
I would like to apologize for all the times that you have been stereotyped, and rounded up in wide sweeping generalizations. I know so many of you who are highly educated, phenomenal partners, amazing fathers and honest law abiding citizens---thank you, I see you.
Even though they seem to throw dirt on your names, I know so many of you who are respectful to the Queens in your lives. I have seen many of you hold up the banner of gender equality and women’s rights. Your support is invaluable and appreciated.
Thank you for existing differently.
I want you to know that you are loved. We honor your bravery, and will to persevere amidst difficult times. Your journey has been remarkable!
Despite the images the media chooses to portray of you, I want you to know that we understand your pain and your weariness of the injustices that you are forced to endure.
I am sorry that society tries to make you feel insignificant. I want you to always remember this: you are a KING; you come from a long line of royalty and strength. You are worth so much, you are valued and respected.
It makes me so angry to see all the hurdles that are placed in your way in order to deter you from attaining your purpose, I know it’s unfair but you will prevail because it’s written in your destiny.
I want to remind the world that our black men are not a threat; like everyone else, their human rights should be supported and protected.
Thank you for being my confidant, my warrior, my protector, my companion and trailblazer!
Let us raise our fist in support of our Black Men!
We stand together for you!
From Strong Black Women
Written while listening to Angie Stone Black Brothers !
Three women going through life.