black men working

Ok but can we talk about another aspect of the Bold Type that makes it so awesome, which is it’s ability to defy commonly held sterotypes. For example Alex. Like he’s smart and supportive and sweet and I just love how he’s not like the stereotypical overly hype black male friend who throws out one liners and rap lyrics and dresses only in sports apparel. I’m also totally here for straight black men working for fashion magazines. Also, I like how Oliver is both black and LGBT+ but he’s not the stereotypical black gay guy™. He has an actual personality that’s not just composed of sassy catchphrases and gay slang. Just congrats for the show for having black characters that aren’t just one dimensional stereotypes and that are actually involved in the central plot. Alsoooo props to Adena for not being a stereotypical butch lesbian, cuz not all lesbians fit into the butch/femme category. Also Kat, a black girl, is one the main characters, which is just awesome to begin with. The Bold Type just departs from stereotypes so much and in the best way possible. If y'all aren’t watching it, you better, cuz it’s great.


Black boys.

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself and never doubt who you are; always believe in yourself, even if nobody else does.
A strong man believes in cause and effect not luck or circumstance. A weak man will say his woman has too much attitude, but a strong man can handle a strong woman. A strong man is not finished when he is defeated, he is finished when he quits!
Black boys, accept that not everyone is going to love you, but don’t let that stop you.
You are great. You are loved. You are powerful.

“If you can’t fly, then run
If you can’t run, then walk
If you can’t walk, then crawl
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward” (-Martin Luther King Jr.) Live by those words because no rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned. Be great and achieve great things.

Understanding harassment for men

I’m aware in most cases women are sexually harassed more than men and sexism affects more important parts of their ability to function in society.
But some women be tripping too. And majority of men don’t speak up because they fear ridicule and emasculation from other men.
I can’t tell u how many times random women have felt me in a way that would be inappropriate for me to touch them. From HIGH SCHOOL. WORK, CHURCH, and the list goes on…
Stories include groups of girls in HS asking and touching to see if my dick is big (fetishism of black men) women at work squeezing my arms and chest. A girl grabbing my 🍆 at a party in front of all my friends.
Then there’s she shit like.. the women that don’t understand NO when I don’t want to fuck them.. then act like it’s my duty as a man to do so. And will question my manhood and disrespect me because of my decision. Or I’m mean because I don’t find them attractive.
All that I’m saying is understand sexism affects all of us. Although men do have the privilege in most cases.
Stay woke folks