A token of my appreciation...
The Black man is often misunderstood, mislabeled, and mistreated.
The Black male collegian is often undermined and underrepresented.
The Black father figure is, too, painted in the absence of color.
In all, the Black man’s efforts are not praised; his accomplishments are overlooked; his confidence is challenged…
Dear Black man, know that you are worth the mystifying glow in your skin.
Know that your are worth your wit, your innovation, your strength, your persistence.
Know that you are worth your journey.
That you are worth your place as a pillar in our community.
That you are worth our while.
Know that you are appreciated.
- The Black Collegian.