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Love Sustains All

Love sustains all. Whether it’s politics, economics, or community, anything done for people must be done out of love for the people. Or else at the sign of trouble, it can be taken away, and given up on.

I see so many people saying that we need this and that for liberation, I rarely hear love. Our people are hurting, whether they’re happy or not, the affect of trauma on our Global Black people has us hurting. We need love. People are sustained by love, people are pushed by love. Being encouraged by someone who loves you can take you to the next level, where someone who falsely encouraged you couldn’t take you. Loves moves, love uplifts, and the reason we were taught to hate each other (diaspora wars, colorism, etc) was so that it would be hard to love each other. Love would lift us up faster than any politics would, and even push us towards politics that are best for us.

Everything you do, do in love.

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Black Love is Necessary

When two Black people love each other in a purpose filled way, it is literally breaking a generational curse. At one point in this country, it was illegal for Black women and men to marry each other, and it broke something in us at the time. The thing is, all ethnicities prefer their own, the only people who are told it is racist to love their own is Black people. I remember having a white Colombian roommate telling me she doesn’t like Black guys, I agreed, I didn’t like her men either, we were cool as heck, how can I be mad that she loves her own men? I even remember my Asian undergrad students when I was a writing lab instructor, they told me they only dated Asian men, I was like, “that’s what’s up!” Everyone wants to create a family in their image, it’s normal.

Black love is special, though. We are changing the trajectory of our bloodlines and legacies by creating Black families. Black families, means Black children; and that’s the point – legacy is not just money or a business, it’s the life you leave and the legacy you leave in other human beings to carry on. That is why I focus on purpose in relationships. When you move with purpose, and your partner does too, you care about more things than just who is “alpha” and “pick me”, you care about legacy and how that legacy is going to shine in your children and generations. Hello! We are building a nation, a nation of strong survivors, it’s time to leave the little things behind and really start thinking about what the new Black legacy is going to look like. We have the opportunity to be that legacy and change the trajectory of everything happening right now. Choose a Black love that’ll last and outlast any negativity going on. Thank you!

Well, we came up in a time where we didn’t see the best for Black people. Diaspora wars and division made it difficult, but we lasted, now people are waking up. Imagine creating a family that can live out what we missed, a little brown face that can enjoy her Diaspora sisters and brothers in harmony. They walk up to each other and greet each other in love – we can only create that with Black love. I don’t know about you but, I want a daughter just like me. Brown like me, loud like me, warrior like me, and pretty like me. She’ll be uplifting her toddler sistren and brethren while I uplift their parents. Can you imagine? I can only creat that with Black Love.

Black love is the only way for where we’re going. Black love is a necessary love.

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Black Women are Mother Earth

You plant a seed in the earth & provide a good environment for it to grow. Men plant their seed in the woman & have to create a good environment for it to grow. It’s the same concept.

I always believe that the thing the world hates and oppresses the most is what we need to look to for hope. You see, when a bully bullies, there’s something they are trying to suppress in that person, they’re jealous so they bully to make the victim feel bad, because the bully feels less than. On a macro level, that can be said about Black people, the bullies only bully us because for hundreds of years consistently we’ve had what they needed. Whether resources, ideas, or talent. Imagine if every Black person was to go back to Africa today, there would be no sports culture, no hip hop culture, no fashion culture; we make everything hot! Also there are many government sectors that benefit from the oppression of Black people.

Anyway, my mind works deep. I thought, if white men have positioned themselves as the symbol of authority, and the most mistreated person in the world is the Black woman, then there must be something that they are trying to hide about the Black woman. We already know as I’ve told you that in precolonial Africa, the woman was seen as closer to God for our ability to give birth. Giving birth is key to building communities since the people have to come from somewhere. So back to the first paragraph, the conditions for Black women giving birth are the worst among any race, and the medical system is purposely creating unhealthy environments for Black women to try to prohibit us from giving birth. This is not a class issue, Beyoncé and Serena Williams both stated how their concerns were ignored by doctors. Black women and children are 4-11x more than likely to be put in conditions to die during childbirth above any other race. When I think of this, I think, the Black woman is the direct enemy of white men, and they attack us because they know that strong communities are built when the women are taken care of. They not only mistreat us medically, they work over a lifetime to cause us health and mental issues. They created these useless standards for femininity and womanhood, – which, from birth, many Black girls are made to feel less than beautiful; we’ve been overworked more than any race or gender (70%), we’ve been mocked for our own standards of beauty- minimized then copied by other women; we’ve been sexually violated by white men the most – on and off the continent, and I am convinced that their purpose is to try to eliminate the Black race through the mistreatment of Black women. The United Nations has all these “family” planning initiatives in Africa to try to reduce the amount of women having children, listen, Black woman are forever, we are not going anywhere.

The early Roman church recognized the mother of God as a Black woman, there is something about us that is so highly imitated across every race in the world. Gay men have created a culture based on the actions and vernacular of Black women. celebrities have all gotten big butts to imitate Black women. Black women have been used to write many hit songs sung by non-Black people. The list goes on and on, the only answer is, life comes from us, ALL life.

Life began with Black women on mama Africa. Even the earth is referred to as Mother Earth, and Africa as Mama Africa. Any other continent referred to as mama or mother? Black women have a command that no other woman has, even in oppression, we are still solid. Many African women led people to freedom – Aba Women’s riot, Harriet Tubman, etc., you know that it is, but history gives more credit to men. Oh don’t get me wrong, Black women and Black men need each other. Did you know at one point in America it was illegal for Black women and men to marry each other? Why? Because white men needed easier access to terrorize Black women without our husbands trying to defend us. This wasn’t that long ago people, some of those white lawmakers are still alive, and if not their children are and hold the same ideas. I told you, they have directly tried to attack us for years. I understand the attacks against the Black community as a whole, but understand, women have the womb, there is a direct attack on our womb.

So, mama Africa, Mother Earth, the incomparable Black woman; today I want you to walk with your head high and your back straight. Demand respect everywhere you go, do not accept less than what you deserve, love yourself in all forms, and recognize your superpower. The world will try to take from you to leave you with nothing, but preserve your resources, you are what the world needs, but we don’t owe it to anybody. Let them earn it, let them recognize and honor the Goddess in us. We are the original Mother Earth, we have the power to use our words to force evil out and command the environments around us. Any seed planter in us must provide the greatest environment for us to grow. Amen.

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My Why: My Heart is For My People

Wherever my people are, I’m concerned with what’s going on with them. I want to know what we think and feel, I want to know what we like. I know that all of us are not the same, but That is the beauty of who we are.

Since I was a kid, I always paid attention to what was going on with Black people, you all know that, I’ve told you that. However, I believe that I was put on this earth for my people. I do not believe that everyone has to have the same cause, but I’m well aware that it’s all I think about, and any idea I come up with always has my people in mind.

I am here to liberate the minds of my people through education and entertainment to help them be more confident in whatever it is they do. I believe in the small steps, the small steps lead to great results. I believe in being the change I want to see.

I always say my mind is wired in Blackness, meaning, I have no other thought process. Like when a person walks in a house and thinks of ways it can be decorated, I don’t do that when I walk into a house at all, but that person is a decorator. When I see Black people and think of ways to make them better and uplift them, I’m a decorator, decorating the lives of Black people everyday. When I say make better, I mean their soul, how can I be a light?

In my eyes we do no wrong, even though we do, but it’s a child I’ll protect, I’m not anybody’s mama yet, but I’m the mama of Black unity and I mean it, nothing else makes me happier.