How Black Men Can Uplift Our Race

February 3, 2011  |  

A couple months ago, I posted an article on 10 Ways to End Black Woman Stereotypes. The article received lots of feedback from the ladies and gentlemen. There were even request that I share my thoughts on how black men could end their own negative stereotypes. And since it’s Black History Month, I think it’s the perfect time to talk to the fellas.

Let me preface by informing that this is not an attempt to bash black men. Black men, just like any other race of men, make mistakes. They are human.  But being “human” should never be an excuse one uses to relinquish responsibility for his family, his community, his race, and himself. There’s always a choice when deciding what type of man you want to be. And our men can choose to ignore the facts and statistics, but it is common knowledge that there are serious dysfunctions in how some Black men relate to each other, Black women, their children, and their communities.

Is that what Dr. King envisioned for his fellow Black man and his community? I hope black men (and black women raising young black men) share this message. Call it tough love if you like. Here are eight ways black men can uplift our community:

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