Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Addressing Black Masculinity in the 21st Century Next on Afronerd Radio-Thursday at 9pm Eastern
First off, I must give a hat tip to Beauty In Baltimore’s blog for initially highlighting the above clip. In my estimation, it serves as an example of the demise and feminization of the Black male image and is an affront to Black manhood. If it’s not a gay tryst or homoerotic thuggery then it’s socio-economically impotent men of color that are promoted in mainstream culture-not the strong, resilient and/or heroic male role models that the African-American community so desperately needs. Wasn't it Dave Chappelle (during his Oprah interview) that suggested that Black actors must put on a dress upon entering Hollywood's city limits? So let’s flesh this topic out folks. What does it mean to be a Black man in 2007? What are our responsibilities? Are we failing or are we thriving? Perhaps neither. We ask our readers to drop by Thursday the 30th at 9pm and give us a call or an email to discuss these issues. Join us as we ask these questions and more at: 646-915-9620 or via IM/email (afronerdradio@yahoo). Just visit us at afronerd radio dot com.
The State Of Black Manhood/Masculinity
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