Black Man Where Is Your Honor?
When a man goes into his mother’s house and steals her appliances, in order to get a drug fix, that man has no honor. When a man has small children and does not take care of them, that man has no honor. When a man walks around with his pants sagging on his butt, and has his hands between his legs holding his crouch, that man has no honor. Black man where is your honor? You help make babies that you don’t take care of , and you sit at home all day while your woman goes to work. Black man where is your honor? When you get an education and acquire a position of authority, you do nothing to help those that look like you, while at the same time elevating those of different racial or culture backgrounds. Black man where is your honor? You claim to be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, while at the same time quoting biblical scriptures, which will only justify your cowardliness. Black man where is your honor? In predominately black communities, one will constantly notice black women, young and old, raising black children by themselves, and responsible black men are no where to be found. Black men where is you all’s honor? These women did not get pregnant by themselves, therefore, they should not have to raise their children by themselves. Black men where is you all’s honor? Black man is your honor in playing basketball or dominoes? Is your honor in how many women that you can screw, so that you can brag about it to your home-boys? Black man is your honor in trying to be a thug and wanting to be gang-banger? Is your honor in sleeping until 1:00p.m., in the day, and having no job, because you claim that the white man is holding you down? Black man is your honor in laying up with silly women who are on welfare, or riding around in some woman’s car while she is at work? Black man, I would like to know, where is your honor? There are a few black men, however, who do have honor, but unfortunately, there are not enough of them to go around in our society, especially, in the African American community. The most honorable black men that I have seen most of my life, are the black Muslim brothers. These men are not just talkers, like most black Christian brothers, but they are doers. For example, when I lived in Atlanta, I remember a woman who was a member of the same church where I attended. She was crying because her daughter, who was a drug addict, was living in a crack house, in a rough area of the city. The Christian brothers prayed about it, and that was it. Then later on during the week, one of the brothers at the church, called his cousin who was a Muslim, and told him about the situation. That following weekend, his cousin along with about 25 to 30 black Muslim brothers, went over to that crack house, got the young woman and brought her home to her mother. Only men of honor could have taken such action, and, these Muslim brothers were men of honor. I am a Christian, and even though I do not agree with the doctrine of the black Muslims, I love the way they do business and take action, because they are truly men of honor. Having honor does not mean that one must be a doctor or lawyer, or have a Ph.D, I see honor as, having the courage to carryout one’s convictions. Honor is standing up for something and not going for anything. Honor is handling one’s responsibilities. Honor is having respect for one’s fellow-man or woman. Black man do you have honor?
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