Wow! April 14, 2013 @ 9:13 a.m., I wrote this 750 word blog post. Today, May 8, 2020, seven years later, it is finally being published without concerns of being judged for grammar. I’ve come full circle when believing I’m enough and I matter.
Laughter! The other day before I published America New Frontier for African American Slave Descendants I called a White girl friend to get her opinion on what I wrote. At first I could hear her looking through papers. But desperate for input I continued to read her my post. She became silent and the background noise stopped. She was so quite I thought her cell phone had dropped the call. So I asked, “Joyce are you still here?” She responded with “Yes.” I said, “Okay” and I continued reading. After I finished reading the post I informed her I was done and awaited for her input.
This is what she had to say, “Hell girl Black women are not the only ones that need to hear this. White women need encouragement too! I think your post is great but you need to write to women in general.” Inwardly, I thought “Okay!” Did my friend miss the point! Or did I miss the boat! Laughter!
This is not a blog of segregation. It’s a way for me to discuss and share my feelings as a Black women living in America. I once wrote why I started blogging in my own name. I never went into detail what I was researching when I discovered how people, groups, race and men felt about Black women being the lowest in lifeforms. Each internet article, blog, YouTube video, and other social media kept hammering away at Black women and their characters; as if we have no feelings at all! Yet, everyday somewhere in the world a Black woman is giving birth to another female that will be picked apart until Black women stand together and fight back by refuting ignorance concerning our gender group.
I personally feel these malicious rumors are spreed to keep women of color from advancing personally and professionally. What am I saying? I’m saying the world as a whole do not want Black women to raise up and be account for and keep their heads up in the process. Why? Because spiritual, emotionally, and mentally we are strong, and where there is strength there is power, and where there is power there is the possibility of becoming number one! Think on it! Black women haven’t done anything to the world to hate us, yet, we are the most picked upon and picked apart group of women. As a matter of fact, I find the world has done its’ fair share in trying to diminish our gender group; its efforts hints extermination for Black women; and, again, we refuse with the aid of God to become extinct. Hello!
I love being a Black woman. To say I hate being a Black woman would be an insult to God. What I hate is ignorance concerning women of color. I hate we are by forced to coward down. I hate that sometimes by choice we allow others to dictate our future as people, a gender group, motherhood, marital status, and part of a race. Therefore, I will say it again. I will keep saying it. Black women have the rights to dream and dream big! And they have the rights to pursue those dreams. What bothers me is not the ignorant smudges on our character placed by uneducated people, but the fact Black women won’t come together on one accord for the good of our gender group. I have experienced first hand being sold to the highest bidder by a sister of color. Nothing hurt worse than knowing she sold me for a meager employment position. As I stood realizing I had became the “Judas goat” I gave her a glare only a woman of color understood. From that day to this she can never speak to me in public or private settings.
So to all my non-Black friends and non-Black people this is not a blog to segregate. It is a blog to encourage a group of women that is, and have been for a long time, under attack; so, please don’t take my words personal. I am always there to encourage everyone! But for the moment I am here to encourage Black women. We need encouragement. We need to know we matter. We need to know that those we say horrible things about us are fools and foolish. As a gender group we need to come together for the good of Black women and etc.