The Challenges with Being Pro-Black

February 02, 2024 — Jt Spratley

Being a pro-Black Black man in the USA causes a surge in the negativity one receives in every aspect. A confident Black man who is unapologetically for his people is considered a threat by many. Anti-black racists, misandrists, sambos, and I have to mention the performative pro-Black gatekeepers, all amplify the microaggressions and overt hate toward pro-Blacks. Below are a few things pro-Blacks should keep in mind, using conscious hip-hop/rap music.

Jacob Banks featuring Avelino - Monster

They School

Primary education taught us what the US government wants us to know. Unlearning that propaganda puts one at odds with the masses. You must know the sources to support the inconvenient truths and destroy the counter-arguments meant to distract you in debates and others from learning the truth. You should save online sources - PDFs, images, tweets, etc. - for safekeeping.

dead prez - They School (Album Version)

No Bad Energy

You should understand how to unravel the counter-arguments against topics like reparations and the disproportionate number of Black men in prison. Otherwise, you'll end up dealing with more gaslighting, projection, straw man fallacies, doublespeak with euphemisms, and doublethink. Learn emotional intelligence (EI), now called mindfulness, to better manage your emotions in these situations. I recommend HBCU students complete the IBM SkillsBuild "Explorations into Mindfulness" course. Also, learn when to just walk away. You can't save everyone. Everyone doesn't want to grow. You cannot save someone from themselves.

Nas - No Bad Energy


Pro-Blacks are targeted, oftentimes quietly, and mainstream media is well known for covering such cases up. They'll lie or just ignore it. Remain vigilant, connected with pro-Black organizations, and focused on Black unity.

Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.

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