For decades there’s been a concerted effort to demonize, dehumanize, and to disarm African Americans’ socioeconomic strength.
Even African Americans’ capacity to procreate is consistently under attack. To defend against such attacks, we must put forth efforts stronger than those used to impede our natural birthrights, as well as childhood development into manhood. Furthermore, we must inhibit obstacles that weaken our health, spirit, and economic resilience. More importantly, if we’re unwilling to accept things for how they are — and unable to come together to mitigate them, then we will fall as African American boys and men, not as a mass of unrelated persons.
Our approach has to be as unpretentious brothers as we begin the arduous affair of empowering each other. We must be unyielding using knowledge as a weapon, aggressive wealth sharing, and deeds of fidelity to secure our futures. We need to take a “no good man be left behind” stance. We need strong black men, not emasculated and debilitated ones.
In closing, cultural wealth comprises health, riches, pertinent infrastructure, and high living standards, with an ability to reciprocate and sustain it over many generations at a time.