Step Into The Light
We are immersed in a time of sun.
A time of love and warmth,
As our Melanin is illuminated with the colors of the sun,
We see it is time to shine our light.
After years of systemic oppression and psychological violence,
being conditioned to despise ourselves,
We continue to fight.
To Shine bright in spite of all we have endured as a community.
Together, we manifest joy and happiness.
We continue to radiate,
We are our own Suns.
As Black men are continuously demonized by the media, the image of Blackness in America has been misconstructed and misconstrued.
Whether it be cornrows or dreads, suit or hoodie, tattooed or blank canvas;
Through our Dark skin,
We have been linked to ideas of criminality, thuggery, and violence.
My Portrait series aims to shed off all interpretations of Black men and nullify all misconceptions and prejudices made of them.