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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.

Tattoo by James Armstrong

Moonlight and the Limitation of Masculinity

Going over Moonlight (2016) again, I’ve noticed Barry Jenkins recurring theme of showcasing Chiron’s (and Kevin’s) backs. In each act (from Lil, to Chiron, to Black) the has a long shot of the subject’s back. (Long Post under the cut)

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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