Hello friends! A news report from earlier this week brought to mind a media campaign that emerged in the early 1980s called Black on Black Love. It was founded by Ed and Betty Gardener who were at that time the founders and owners of Soft Sheen hair care company in Chicago, Illinois. Its purpose was to counter the problem of violence in black communities as well as raise the awareness of the importance of black love and respect.
Friends, in addition to calling out others for their abuse, mistreatment, prejudice, and disrespect of black people, lets remind blacks (particularly young blacks) that they are a powerful, beautiful, fiercely intelligent, creative, resilient, loving group of people. Blacks have survived and overcome so much hatred, bigotry, and negativity in this country. Remind them/us that they/we are magnificent survivors and bodacious overcomers. Remind us that Black on Black Love is not just a slogan or media campaign. It’s a reality in the black community that has been the foundation and strength of our survival.
I remain in continual, fervent prayer for those who are acting out their love for blacks in America and worldwide. May God move us to live to benefit, bless, protect, uplift, and restore the lives of blacks and people of color—Black on Black Love. Amen. And so it is!
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