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Essence of a Black Man

By on September 15, 2014

Black men are struggling.  In fact, one could make the case that black men have not been in a worse position in the history of America.  Yes I know that we have a black president and that is a wonderful sign of the strides America has made as a nation, but if you examine the plight of the black community, you will find that many of the ills that have historically plagued our communities are still there.

What is the problem?  Why are black men having such a hard time?  I believe our problems stem from a lack of self-esteem.  Self-esteem literally means self value.  Do black men value themselves?  It is time for Black men to embrace their divinity.  It is time for black men to embrace their essence…and their essence is divinity.

Do you see yourself as created in the image of God?  If you do, how could you not value yourself?  I submit that you can’t hold onto to both beliefs at the same time.  You can’t believe your essence is divinity and at the same time believe that you do not have value.  Yet our communities indicate otherwise.  Would people who value themselves kill each other over tennis shoes?  Would you kill each other if you saw each other as God or as divinity?

Understanding your essence is where your true power lies.  When I look at the plight of black men many times I see it as a challenge of education, spiritual education.  The experts tell us that education is to key to solving our problems.  Do we not have education?

The word education means to bring out.  It comes from the Latin educere which means to bring out.  What is that we wish to bring out?  It is our divine essence.  Education means to bring out what is within us.  And what is within us is spirit.  What is within us is divinity.  Black men in America have been conditioned to believe they are other than divine.


I am not speaking of religion here.  I am speaking of universal principles that we need to master as black men to manifest the life we wish to create.  We are creators.  There are many examples of people who have attended church their entire lives but who know very little of the spiritual practices beyond prayer that are available to them that can transform your lives.

Imagine what you can accomplish if you played within the rules.

You should also be excited to learn that there is nothing difficult about this.  You don’t need a degree or money to be able to access this power that is your birthright.  You simply have not been informed… until now.  It is your birthright to have access to the creator and to live in harmony with the laws of the universe.  Once you start to live your life in harmony with spiritual law your life will improve.

Think about this and share it with someone close to you.


Kai Ajala Dupé wrote this article for healthyblackmen.org and can be reached at kai.dupe@kaidupe.com or at kaidupe.com.

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