In preparation to start competing in poetry slams, I told myself I need to write about more social issues versus love.  The first topic that came to mind, was what I despise the most in the black culture – the pure disrespect we can have for the other gender.  I believe it goes both ways, but I do believe the slandering of black men by black women have more long-term effects.  Furthermore, I’m raising a black man and I hate for him to experience some of the mental brutality our men face today. 

I stumbled across an article written on singleblackmale.org – Misandry: Will Women Ever Admit They Hate Men, and it started the creative juices flowing.  Dr. J, thanks for being the muse behind this piece:

IT’S THE MEDIA FAULT
for decades their subconscious voodoo
has corrupted a mass population
who finds it easier to side with the masses
befriending the spirit of our massas
accepting the demonic images of black men
served to us on cable stations we subscribe to
movie theaters we buy tickets to
and radio we play in the car…
deducting more funds out our bank account to pay for
the XM

Our X-Massas are rolling in their graves
not from dismay, but laughter
because the same shit us “negroes”
are demanding change for
you’ll spend your change for
so why would a for profit company change for us?

Instead of trying to save the world
start the paradigm of resifted thinking
in our own homes
and build the belief in the strength of the black man
so strong that the stench of sweat from
unwavering support leaks from our front doors onto the street
sort of like an airborne contagious love poison you catch
every time you look at the descendants of our tribal kings
and simultaneously take a breath

I hope it becomes a national outbreak
to cure our culture from poor pussy logistics
we all know men make decisions primarily for two reasons-
cash and ass
but sistas I hate to tell you
a lot of men ain’t getting their money’s worth
when spending to impress some of you

Somewhere between the Harlem Renaissance
and the birth of my baby boy
the boisterous harmonic gloats
of the beauty of our black men
has lost its flow

Instead of some of us black sistas
being the warehouse storing non-stop
praise, understanding and loyalty
we transport self-doubt into the black man’s brainwaves
by way of verbal disrespect
out in the open for all races to hear
integrating information like…
half our brothers are gay
or in jail
or making babies they neglect
labeling our inventory of black men as damaged goods
giving Soledad O’Brien two hours worth
of male nigga negativity to report on

Sistas, we’re handling their pride and ego
like it’s a replaceable material
but then get mad when images of us on their arm
are replaced with other women with different skin tones

Logistics involves a channel of supply
which adds value of time and place
so instead of focusing on how you can fuck a man right
evaluate how you’re treating your man
and contribute to him getting his mind right

A man will jump leaps and bounds for some good pussy
from the street corners to the boardroom
from the strip clubs to the front row church pews
from a boy to a man
IF we use the power of the pussy right

The next time you release your energy onto your man
whisper in his ear…
Baby I value you
Daddy I believe in you
most importantly, shout when you cum
King, I need you

Good loving will stay on his mind all day
the encouragement of a woman with good pussy
will stay with him a lifetime
logistically resulting in excellent finished goods
black men – who know they are appreciated, wanted and understood

Black women – it starts with you
©2011 Tenisha M Jones

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