Why Black Men Must Stand Up

Black men, we must stand up and be the best we can be for ourselves, our families, and our community. We can create positive change in society by recognizing our greatness and taking advantage of all the opportunities presented to us. We must respect one another, strive towards financial independence, fight against racism and injustice, work towards policy change, prioritize health and well-being, and take responsibility for our relationships.

We can do this through investing in assets such as stocks or real estate; starting businesses that benefit our communities; being involved in local politics; accessing resources focused on health promotion; building healthy relationships with the women in our lives; speaking out against social injustices when they occur; becoming mentors to younger generations; and much more.

By taking charge of our societal narrative, we can create a brighter future for ourselves, our families, and our communities. We have the potential to be positive role models that inspire others with our leadership and exemplary conduct. As black men, let us stand up united in solidarity to become the leaders we were born to be. Let’s commit to doing our best and making a difference!

We can make it happen!

Yes, We Can, Black Men!

You can accomplish anything you want in this society! I know this to be true because of the accomplishments Black men who came before us achieved during very oppressive times. For example, the Tuskegee Airmen faced constant overt racial discrimination before and during their time serving the United States Air Corps during World War II, and they still marched on, excelling above the rest. Olympic Champion Jesse Owens faced discrimination, and he still ran on. We also have Reginald F. Lewis, who fought through many barriers to become the first Black man to acquire a billion-dollar company. His mantra was, “Keep Going No Matter What!” We have Sam Benson, who started as a custodian in 1957, returned to school for his education and certification, and in 1977, became the Director of Orthotics and Prosthetics at Kosair Children’s Hospital, later retiring at Norton Healthcare. Former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson opened the door to prosperity for many African-American entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Our brother’s keeper, Marion Barry, also opened many doors for African-Americans in Washington, D.C. These are just a few Black Men who fought through adversity and still made it to their professions’ pinnacle. Why not us, Black Men? Why not you, Black Man?

The success of those before us has set a precedent for Black men to strive and excel in this society. We possess the same resilience, tenacity, and ambition as our predecessors. Our struggles may be different, but our determination is the same. We can accomplish anything we put our minds to! From medical professionals to tech innovators to entrepreneurs, Black men have proven that anything is possible when given the opportunity. We can and will continue to be successful in achieving our goals. Remember to take pride in our journey toward greatness and be an example for future generations! It’s time for us to break down every barrier set before us and positively impact this world. We owe it to ourselves and those who came before us! With hard work, dedication, and commitment, we can achieve anything! Let’s get started now!