Black Men, We Need To Do Better For Black Women!

BROTHA WOLF

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Before I begin, I want to make something loud and clear. This rant was not written for the satisfaction and ego boast of the white male ego, nor is it to absolve all the things I’ve blogged about concerning racism. Hell yes, racism is a major issue, but it’s NOT the only issue. And lastly, this is not a distraction from what some of you deem are “real issues” that hark back to racism. Once again, racism is still a problem. I wholeheartedly agree. But so is misogyny, or in our case, misogynoir, and we need to stop being punk-ass cowards and confront this issue inflicted against black women partly by black men.

With that said, let me say something simple and yet powerfully true. Black men can not be pro-black if they are not pro-black women. You can’t fight for black people if you leave black women out or…

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Kaepernick Needs To Re-Image What?

Nothing but the truth.

On Yesterday Mike Vick former NFL Quarterback and convicted felon was on a show called Speak For Yourself and weighed in on why Colin Kaepernick is not employed by an NFL team yet.

Vick speaking on Kaepernick’s on field play is one thing (even though he had a better 2016 season than almost half the Quarterbacks) but speaking about his image, and how he does not need to represent himself in that way is another. I want to pose these questions to people who agree with Vick, What is wrong with Kaepernick’s image? What is wrong with his hair? Why must he have a clean cut? Why does he need to reinvent himself? 

Before I dive into answering those questions let’s take a look back at what the New York Giants co-owner said about fans view on Kaepernick.

All my years being in the league, I never received…

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Family is Forever

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The Black family is legendary. A family that stands stronger together through love and prayer, but also knows how to sit back and “kick it”. A family is the basis for any person. They teach you the basics of life. From the time you start walking you become a piece of a never-ending puzzle because family is forever. I just came from a family BBQ with music, good food, and just love. I mean it was amazing how the energy from being around family can really just uplift your spirits.

But there’s something special about being apart of a black family. and you never really understand how much of a blessing it is until you are truly a part of one. I mean lets just break it down as if this were a banana split. For a banana split you have to have two bananas, and metaphorically this is the…

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The fear of being the “angry black woman at work” 

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Time and time again at work, I hear my fellow (few) black colleagues with fear of being labeled angry black women, when something goes wrong.

Is like a non-written rule, not fruit of paranoia or acting out the race card but of years of constant everyday racism examples of just simple ignorance and constant stereotyping about everything about us from our bodies being fetishized, to our minds being diminished or considered volcanic, to even the way we walk and dance.

Can you blame us that we snap at times after enduring this on a daily basis?

Even if we are right in feeling angry because someone was simply a bitch, said or done something against us, often times we don’t speak up for fear of our fellow white British colleagues making a comment or given us a look that we could be angry and hot tempered because we are black.

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Young father gets flooded with donations after returning $1.2k accidentally sent to him

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GOOD DEED: Gerrell McAllister 

A YOUNG father’s good deed has been rewarded after he returned $1,200 mistakenly given to him.

Gerrell McAllister has been inundated with generous donations after returning the large sum that was accidentally paid into his PayPal account.

The 28-year-old, father to a five-year-old daughter, said he got a notification from the money transfer service alerting him to the fact.

“It said, ‘You’ve got money!’” he told BuzzFeed. “So I’m thinking, ‘You’ve got jokes!’”

The funds were sent by 30-year-old Melissa Trusler’s father as a birthday present to help her with the sofa she recently purchased. McAllister noted returning the funds was painful, but he knew it was the right thing to do, despite falling on hard times since the death of his mother last year.

“To me, it was kind of a no-brainer,” Gerrell told The Independent. “I knew it wasn’t mine. Nobody would send that…

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Summer Solstice 2017 Meditation Ritual

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This summer, on June 21, join me for a Melanin Rich meditation session. Events tend to take place in the summer affecting blacks due to our enemy’s intimate knowledge ( and our insistent ignorance)  of our powers. Every once in awhile, Yurugu is compelled to tell the truth about what we can do:

Yes, Black Family, ALL superhero movies are about YOU.

Celebrity Deaths will occur, tragedies will mysteriously happen and people that we know, or thought we knew, will begin to act “weird”. This  all because Spirits are being conjured to pummel us, fight us, invade us, confused us, sex us ( incubi mostly during sleep) and further divide us.

Why do we fall prey to this?

Because of our insistent ignorance and lack of knowledge. While we watch mindless TV, our enemies are planning what steps to take next.

For those of us that wish to fight back…

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