She’s fine as hell and exudes confidence wherever she goes
A brilliant cook, excellent housewife, an easy pick over these hoes
Smart and intelligent, she’ll make a success using little to nothing
And her sex game is on point. She can leave a brother weeping over her loving
She is such a catch that the last thing you worry about is the fact that she’s Black
She’s a once-in-a-lifetime find, there’s nothing in a good woman that she lacks
You see her for the beautiful queen that she is and the exceptional mother she’ll become
But do you understand that loving a Black woman will require a special kind of ‘someone’?
If she’s a smart Black woman, do you know the uphill battle she had to fight to be educated?
While others worried about grades, did you know that Black woman fought to not be a statistic?
To not be the single mother on welfare, the drug addict or abused sex worker walking the streets?
And if you think that getting the degree was hard, she had a bigger fight getting on that corporate ladder and landing on her feet.
If she’s a strong Black woman, do you know how many times she’s been broken?
The heartbreaks, attacks on her physical appearance and assaults to her self-esteem that she’s taken?
Many a woman are changed into the angry, Black woman we all know too well
But if she can still love after all she’s suffered, understand that you’ve found a fighter who’s survived the gates of hell.
But most importantly, if she’s an enlightened Black woman who has a true sense of self
Understand that there is no space in her world for idle talk, fake looks, poisoned diets or ill-gotten wealth
Know that she will take every hit to the Black race as a personal affront to her own well-being
And that she will not accept the propaganda leveled against Blacks
Not when the blood of our ancestors runs through her veins, reminding her that she’s the descendant of Queens.
Understand that walking hand in hand with a Black woman not only gives you a partner fortified through struggle
You also inherit the struggles she faces daily. She needs a man just as tough, not gullible
You inherit the insults, assumptions, biases, stereotypes and misunderstandings that she faces because of her skin
You inherit the fight the race faces on a whole throughout the world or simply through her next of kin.
So the next time you see a Black woman
Recognize that it’s not child’s play when you step to her as a man
She needs a care giver, life partner and ‘ride or die’ lover when she takes a stand
But if that’s too much to handle, step aside and make room for the man who can
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