Tonight, I'd like to talk about a man. A righteous black man with a righteous idea.
Now, I steer away from talking about racial politics on social media because the oppression of my people makes me angry. The constant stereotypes of my black man perceived by non-Black American culture make me sad. The cynical spin on the idea of "Black Lives Matter" by those who don't understand infuriates me! I know my black man is strong, intelligent and versatile. I know what it truly means to be a strong black woman. I know that Black is Beautiful. I know!! Yet, I keep quiet in case my delivery is taken the wrong way. I understand keeping quiet isn't the way at all. With Fashion Illustrations as my primary tool for building my brand, I plan to take a powerful approach to addressing racial politics. Along with other topics important to me so please stay tuned.
In the meantime, a fellow gentleman in my network has already begun to tackle the subject at hand. A couple days ago, I came across a post of his on my Facebook News Feed that caught my attention. A project proposal that will paint the real image of the Elegant Man. The Black Man.
He calls his project, The New Stereotype
This picture is what I imagine when I think of The Elegant, Black Man. I am truly excited for this young man's project. Officially a fan.