manhood written by Bro Diallo (www.diallokenyatta.com)

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Brothers, we keep rooting our identities in shit we have no control over, as Black men.

It’s insane to root our manhood in anything that other men can grant or deny us; a job, income, education, etc.

That’s how these muthafuckas, disrupt and manipulate our Hoods.

As Shahrazad Ali once stated; “the White man is the God of Jobs,” he giveth and he taketh away. Even you cats with “chall own biznesses,” yall do the paperwork, file the taxes, secure the certifications and licenses just like I do with mine and yall know how precocious business ownership is in this system, and how easy it is for the oppressors to snatch yo shit away from you. So yall can’t look down on the Job Seekers.

Like E Roc of The Coup said; “they don’t let Black folks own, they just give us this shit on loan!”

So, like I said; to base our identities, or very our Manhood on anything that is outside of the direct and exclusive control of the Black community is insane, it’s not just dumb, it’s some punk-ass shit; and I know how you Black Puritans hate anything that’s less than 100% Macho, Mega, Manhood shit; so why yall cool with literally sitting in the White man’s economic, cultural, and social lap, with a political miniskirt on?

Any man saying, “I’m a man, I gots me ah Job,” you know that’s a slave talking.

Now, this is about the time where the New Negros are responding, they bout to talk about how I’m against Blacks getting jobs, they are gonna say I’m making excuses for Black men who “don’t wanna wuk,” or some other shit that I’m not saying.

I’m saying, Black men: Work! or own a business, or both, and get you a tax-free hustle on the side, do all that shit; but don’t base your identity or your Manhood on that shit! This ain’t our economy, it ain’t our Fiat currency! Our ultimate mission is to navigate (say above) this shit until we can secure our own!

They only thing any Black man anywhere in this world (outside of Africa, perhaps) can base his Manhood on, that can’t be denied him by anyone, in life or in death, is his Resistance! That’s all any oppressed, enslaved, or marginalized man has, that belongs only to him and his brothers. That’s it, nothing else. (Read: Frantz Fanon)

So if you are bragging, or upholding anything other than your ongoing Resistance to your oppression and the oppression of your people; then you ain’t a fucking Man, you are a proud child bragging about a gift your (White) daddy has allowed you to play with, but reserves the right to take from your ass at anytime he chooses.

If your money, education, resources, benefits, “free” time, travel, marriage, etc. are not about Resistance and Liberation above all else; then you are not a Man either, sorry; you ain’t a Man in the sense of what these Macho Black Puritans be talking about. You are a male (XY), but not a MAN in the mythical sense that yall have constructed in your own minds. Sorry.

Not that I’m even advocating that form of MANHOOD that these dudes out here obsessed with their Manhood be talking about, but you should at least refine the notion if you gone promote it in the community.

Be a Real Man about your Manhood dogma and ideology, dude.

(Note: People seem to think that talking about one group absolves all other groups in the community, or that you think all groups that you didn’t talk about are perfect. SMH, that’s not the fucking cases.

I’m not talking about anything but what I’m talking about. So before you get on here talking about (Black) Women, just know that I’m gonna say something offensive to you, cuz I’m sick of people going off topic, and injecting shit into what I say instead of just dealing with the topic at hand. If you talk about “these women out here,” it better be fucking relevant, or Imma say some offensive shit back to you, for wasting your time and my own.)

written by Bro Diallo (www.diallokenyatta.com)

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