Why I Started This Blog & What I Hope To Accomplish
Blogging is a popular method of content marketing. It’s all the rage right now and is a communication medium that’s here to stay. So, I decided to add my voice to the blogosphere. Why? Because what I have to say is important.
I’m a proud black man who loves everything about my heritage. Part of that pride naturally extends to black women. It’s very discouraging to see and hear black men disrespect and denigrate black women. It’s equally disheartening to hear black women lament the hurt and anger they feel at the hands of this disrespect.
What I hope to accomplish with this blog is to foster a coming together – actually, a coming back together – of black men and black women. We live in a society where our race, our heritage, the mere color of our skin is enough to cause others to hate and degrade us. We must stop doing that same thing to each other. But how do we defend ourselves and our brothers and sisters from negative talk when we actively, publicly, shamelessly engage in it? More than staunchly defending each other, we should also be willing to call each other to account. I want this blog and its comments section to be a safe place to do just that. To call out each other when its necessary, but to do so from a place of correction and restoration rather than shame and exile. When we find our way back to each other, every member of our race wins.
Finally, I hope to remind black men that their daughters are listening to everything they say and everything that don’t say. So are their sons. Our ancestors knew the power of handing thoughts, emotions, self-respect, and pride down through generations and it is vital that we recover that practice. After all, through our words and deeds, our daughters are learning how to view themselves and our sons are learning how to treat them.
Don’t be mistaken – I have no problem with black people dating outside our race. Interracial relationships can be beautiful and bountiful. So, I’m practicing what I preach by using my voice though this blog to say that I don’t want to tear down any two people who find love with each other. I merely want to champion and promote black love and black unity, and uplift black women.