Poem: “The Black Woman” by Marcus Garvey

African Blood Siblings

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“The man who will not fight for the protection of his wife and children is a coward and deserves to be ill treated. The man who takes his life in his hand and stands up for what he knows to be right will always command the respect of his enemy.” — John Edward Bruce

It was February 28, 1927 when Marcus Garvey published the below poem.  If nothing else, it’s a reminder to the Masculine Role as articulated by John Edward Bruce and referenced by myself (see “African Femininity and Masculinity.“)  The African Woman is the Mother of all Women.  The Mother of Beauty, the Mother of Health, the Mother of Wisdom.  All can refer to her as “Mother.”  And she is the African Man’s Wife.

There is Confusion of her Role and…

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