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A message to Black Women

By Curtis Scoon 

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 

There is an obvious schism within the black community along gender lines of late, and I blame politics more than anything. Politics has become our new “Religion” so to speak, thus making the State our de facto “god,” and just like religion we have our various “sects” to subscribe to. 

There’s not a problem in the black community we try to solve among ourselves. Every issue now requires government involvement. Black women more than anyone look to “elected officials” rather than the men in the community to resolve these matters. 

If the State has displaced The Almighty himself for this demographic, what chance does any man have? 

The societal limitations and burdens placed upon black men from slavery to peonage to mass incarceration have always undermined our influence with our women subconsciously, if not overtly. Subsequently, this has affected their confidence in our ability to deliver. 

In my estimation, the undermining of black masculinity has been a calculated machination designed to create enmity and ensure we fail as a collective. 

What woman truly respects a man who can’t make her feel safe and secure? How can a man lead his community, or even his family if his woman doesn’t respect him? 

In the Western Hemisphere, black women suffered greatly from not having the same protections and security other men afforded their women and children. Being a minority only compounded this suffering. The women typically had no escape from the black man’s frustrations that oftentimes manifested in physical abuse and/or abandonment. 

Many black men, unable to cope with their own financial and social inadequacy, indulged in drinking and drugs as a form of escapism. Our state of underlying collective depression is responsible for much of the self-destructive behavior attributed to us, as well as domestic violence. 

Still, others straightforwardly walked away rather than face their failures, leaving the women to figure it out on their own. In the past, black women simply accepted the limitations as a reality of having their proverbial cart hitched to the wrong horse.  

The powers that be operate much like the serpent in the Garden of Eden with far more sophisticated tactics. Our women are bombarded with images in media, commercials, and film of happy black women in families without black men. 

That’s reinforced by the celebration of women like Meghan Markle whose biggest accomplishment is marrying a “Royal.” The same Royal Family enriched from the enslavement and conquest of non-white people the world over. 

It’s hard to tell if these progressive, “woke” black women seek to fight the power or just marry into it. When not relegating black men to a place of irrelevance in the black woman’s subconscious, the same “hidden hand” in all this vilifies black men to our women. 

There’s no shortage of films like ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Precious,’ and slave-era biopic ‘Harriet’ that portray and reinforce black men as the enemy of black women. 

The film ‘Harriet’ depicts Harriet Tubman’s life as a black escaped slave credited with freeing approximately 70 other slaves. Unsurprisingly, the antagonist is a fictitious black male “slave catcher” character named ‘Bigger Long.’ 

These films are widely popular and critically acclaimed. At every turn, black men are depicted as either obsolete or problematic. Disparaging black masculinity is not only safe due to our lack of power in society. As a whole, it can be quite rewarding too. 

It’s clearly in “someone’s” interest to drive a permanent wedge between black men and women. While our women may see this as an opportunity, they should understand the destruction of the man destroys the family. Subsequently, this destroys the community by leaving the women and babies vulnerable to predators of every persuasion; physical, psychological and spiritual. 

The female species by its very nature gravitates to powerful males that can ensure their survival and that of their offspring. This masculine energy is necessary for balance because we’re designed to complement each other. 

In the absence of powerful males, females try to fill the void by unnatural means, and are encouraged to do so by the very same forces contributing to the man shortage. 

The alternatives are all highly dysfunctional. For a long time. black women had no choice but to “grin and bear it.” Their tolerance for suffering became a badge of honor. Nowadays, the pendulum appears to be swinging in their favor, but is it really?  

During President Obama’s 2nd term, heterosexual black men only seemed to matter when the victim of extrajudicial violence. The irony of this should not be overlooked. It says a lot about any black man facilitating this illusion of inclusion promoted to the women – and their numbers are plentiful. 

Black women, on the other hand, came to the forefront as activists against racial injustice. This was the case with Black Lives Matter or Bree Newsome too, whose claim to fame was her arrest for civil disobedience after climbing a flagpole to remove a confederate flag from the S. Carolina State House after the Charleston church shooting. 

Then, there’s Patricia Okoumou. On July 4, 2018, she scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest of the detention of illegal immigrant children at the Southern border. Okoumou, herself an immigrant from the Republic of Congo, is a member of Rise & Resist, an LGBTQ advocacy group. 

The influence of white LGBTQ is constant in the black “Social Justice Warrior” space. This is shown by Rep. Cori Bush’s usage of the gender inclusive term, “birthing people” while testifying before the Democratic Oversight Committee about America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis in May. 

Bush has referred to “birthing people” as simply “mothers” her entire life until she got to congress and understood what she had to do to keep her job as a Democrat politician. 

After all, how do you think black politicians get their campaigns financed? Certainly not with black voters. All manner of ideological parasites and charlatans in government, media, Hollywood and to a lesser degree, corporate America have targeted black women, seeking a willing host. 

There are ample token “diversity” positions for the offering in the corporate setting. 

Select black women are elevated in media coverage and thereby validated to the public. They qualify as representatives of the community for the most banal accomplishments and their willingness to speak out, by a system that sees little value in black people outside of our voting power. 

For a people who’ve adopted politics as their religion, voting is the equivalent of sending out “prayers.” 

Black women vote upwards of 90% for the Democrat party. Through the “praise and reward” psychological system, the only political thoughts they have are provided by the white liberal establishment rewarding them. If there is such a thing as a political monolith along racial and gender lines, black women must be the most accurate example.  

Aside from the acts of civil disobedience black women are expected to partake in, they’re credited with creating “hashtags” and starting movements. The liberal establishment will lower the bar so everyone can be great. It’s called the bigotry of low expectation. 

Then, there’s Hollywood. April Reign is the founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement. White people live rent free in her head. Meanwhile, I make films and couldn’t care less about the Oscars. 

There’s also Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, and Nina Shaw, co-founder of #TimesUp. The white liberal establishment shamelessly panders to black women with a nauseating revelry in frivolity. 

Those latter two “movements” are just an extension of the greater feminist movement at large. The same feminist movement that ensured white feminists benefitted more from the 1964 Civil Rights Act than black people who died for those rights. Also, the same feminist movement once headed by Gloria Steinem, a confessed CIA asset. 

So successful has the Democrat strategy of harvesting black votes through black women been that the GOP have tried to follow suit with Candace Owens and Kim Klacik, albeit with little to no success. 

When politics becomes the religion of the people, ideology becomes their “race.”  

The most disappointing of the lot are the politicians because they, more than activists or celebrities, should represent the best of what we have to offer when it comes to public policy and community building. 

But rather than use their legislative positions to impact positive change in the community, they seem content to feed at the government trough while “fighting racism” in ways that yield no tangible results. 

It’s symbolism all day every day, and that symbolism often comes in the form of historical reenactments and impersonations. The fight against racism is tantamount to the never-ending war on drugs or terrorism. The very problem itself is required to exist to create purpose for people who line their pockets opposing it. 

In June 2018, Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Tim Scott introduced a “Lynching Bill” to the Senate. Lynching seems so passé it came across as little more than political “peacocking” by black politicians lacking tangibles for black voters. Symbolism passes for substance routinely with us. 

Then, in February 2019, like clockwork, MAGA hat wearing white racists allegedly tried to “lynch” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago. Turns out the racists were two Nigerian associates of Smollett’s. 

On July 16, 2021, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was arrested while protesting for voting rights at the State Capitol. Beatty was born in 1950 and like many of her generation she peddles nostalgia to stay relevant. She is also the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization that simply exists to deliver edicts from their overlords at the DNC to the community at large. 

While fighting for voting rights already granted under the Voting Rights Act 1965, she and her colleagues in the CBC support the expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protections to the LGBTQ community with the “Equality Act.” 

It’s the job of these outspoken politicians, most of whom are women, to convince us gay rights and civil rights are interchangeable. If this is indeed the case, then that should’ve been addressed in 1964 along with the inclusion of feminism with the original act. Especially, since one of Dr. King’s top advisers, Bayard Rustin, was openly homosexual.  

Like Gloria Steinem, Rustin has since been revealed to be a former CIA asset. The patterns are quite clear if you’re paying attention. The attempts to be seen as victims can sometimes conflict with attempts to be seen as heroes. 

Claims were made that black women’s votes in GA in 2020 saved America from Trump. Women like Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and the truculent, “Ms. Ruby” are all credited with “doing their part” to get Joe Biden elected. 

Mayor Bottoms went as far as serenading Joe Biden happy birthday in person on his 78th birthday before the election. Her husband was probably never so fortunate or humiliated. The duplicitous sycophancy of these “celebrated” women does a great disservice to the very strong black women who preceded them. 

The only way out of this quandary we find ourselves in requires cooperation between black man and woman. We must restore natural harmony between the genders. A strong man is the foundation of a strong family. A strong family is the foundation of a strong community. A strong community is the foundation of a strong nation. The State cannot be your god because the state cannot even be your man. 

As the late great soul singer James Brown once sang, “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or girl.”

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Curtis Scoon

Editor-In-Chief | Founder

The editor-in-chief, executive producer, writer, and businessman. Curtis is active in helping the black community by employing and providing services in the Washington, DC and Detroit, MI areas.

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