Commentary: What Black Men Think


Do you want to know what some black men think? Do you want to get a sense of the logic that drives their behavior? Do you want to witness a series of “critical conversations” and dialogs minus the excuses? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then continue to read this article. If you answered, “No,” simply return to what you were doing but just know that we think you’re a part of the problem.

Fear not, there are still a critical mass of people who are willing to get involved and commit to the process of implementing “strategic solutions” to solve some of the challenges that plague black men and spill over and affect our families and our community.

In the most provocative black film since “ROOTS,” filmmaker Janks Morton presents a searing examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misperceptions have played in the decimation of modern era black relationships.

The film also explores how the symbiotic relationship between the government, the media and special interests groups perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of black men in society.

Click here to visit the CNN web site to see clips from the award winning documentary What Black Men Think by Janks Morton.

Are there more black men in jail or in college? If your answer was jail, think again.

To purchase a copy of this thought-provoking call to action DVD click here to visit the official “What Black Men Think” web site. You can also learn more about this film on the WBMT page on Black Men In America.com.

This has been a mini-commentary by Gary A. Johnson. Gary is the Founder & Publisher of Black Men In America.com a popular online magazine on the Internet and the Black Men In America.com Blog. Gary is also the author of the new book “25 Things That Really Matter In Life.”

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5 Responses to “Commentary: What Black Men Think”

  1. What This Black Man Thinks!

    Why should Obama choose anyone else but a Black Man for Vice President? White men have had their day and they screwed the world over. It is time for someone other than them to rule. Somewhere I read, that, ” the first shall be last and the last shall be first.”

    If Obama cannot see the forest for the trees, then who will lead us out of this economic bondage? We know that Jehovah’s Kingdom is near, but there is time to kill until then! What do we do, put our trust in Obama and hope that he can persuade his IVY LEAGUE COLLEAGUES to open up fair access to capital & credit? Do we ask Obama to visit all of the prisons and give a speech on responsibility to the brothers incarcerated? Will he chastise the NAZI’S who run America’s law enforcement agencies? What can he really do?

    I think Obama knows that his limitations on helping us will keep us fully from enjoying the American Dream, so he has to show White America that he is somehow different than your average brother in the soup kitchen or unemployment line. As quiet as it has been kept, many brothers with P.H.D.’s and Master’s degrees have found themselves in dire straits from time to time, due to no fault of their own. Come to think of it, did Obama ever earn six or seven figures while working as a lawyer before he engaged himself in the political arena?

    America has uplifted the Black Woman after she proved that she was worthy. She has earned more higher degrees in America’s Universities and Colleges than any race in the last 15 years. And now the sinister forces are stealing what she has earned with mortgage fraud. Yet, the brothers are left holding a bag of crumbs and many are well educated with knowledge to spare!

    Will Obama have the courage and “audacity” to touch this issue with a microscope? Or, will he put his nose in the air and pass us by on the street like the Crips do the Bloods? His speech at the NAACP included another quip to us poor black men, how we should own up. Ok then, let the cash flow from Congress into our hands if he is elected. Sign the blank check that Martin said was owed to us. And do it “by any means necessary”. Otherwise, Obama’s yakety yak is exactly that!

    Didn’t the slaves bring down Rome?

  2. Gary Williams Says:

    How can I order the book/dvd etc.

  3. Hello there!

    If you want to know what black women think that black men think about… just visit my blog and check out the post, “WHO EVEN CARES IF BROTHAS WANT WHITE WOMEN?”

    What I have noticed over time is the lack of regard for black men in society and in the black community… black men are NOT viewed as necessary in any aspect of black life.

    We must examine this irrelevancy that has become so commonplace.

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

  4. Frank Sims Says:

    I would like to see a documentary on the ” other side” of Black America. The successful Blacks, middle class, those who have moved beyondf the poverty and problems that are too often depicted by the media. i.e. focus on the number of Blacks who are attending college rather than how many are in prison. I thinks we have more Black men in college than in prison.

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