In Inspiration, Relationships on October 21, 2008 at 6:18 am

Brothas, it’s about time we start treating our women like queens. It’s time we show them the respect they deserve; show them unconditional love and appreciation; lift them up.

Put them on a pedal stool because God knows they deserve it.

They’ve experienced deep pain and suffering at the hands of men. They’ve seen their sons, daughters and husbands beaten, raped, or murdered. When I sit and think about it, no other group of people have experienced such depth of pain.

To be black and female is a double negative. I ask that my brothas be a positive force in our women’s lives. Let’s show them that we care. – MP

JUKE BOX LOVE SONG, by Langston Hughes

I could take the Harlem night

and wrap around you,

Take the neon lights and make a crown,

Take the Lenox Avenue busses,

Taxis, subways,

And for your love song tone their rumble down.

Take Harlem’s heartbeat,

Make a drumbeat,

Put it on a record, let it whirl

And while we listen to it play,

Dance with you till day –

Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.


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