Lately something has been disturbing me greatly and I would like to share it with you all. It's not the corrupted prison system, gun violence, murder rates, nor the high gas prices that got America going crazy. It's something extremely worse: AIDS in the black community. When I found out that AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 25 and 34, I was devastated. This deadly disease is killing off our beautiful black queens at an alarming rate and this statistic is destroying the foundation of our community. The black woman has been and still is the backbone of most African-American families. Whether it's her taking care of a single-parent household or supporting her man in whatever way she can. Our black queens need to display these same strengths when it comes to making life threatening decisions. With most of the black men in prison serving lengthy sentences and the AIDS virus flooding our communities, is it the end of the black race?
It hurts when I pick up a newspaper or magazine and read a story about another victim. Even though we are not related, I feel a strong connection to them. I'm human and that simply connects us all. That person could be my son or daughter suffering from that tragedy. Please wake up and stop letting lust control your lives. Be wise when choosing a mate. Pay close attention to their lifestyles, find out as much as you can about their prior relationships, and entertain the question of whether or not they think bisexuality is okay. It's sad to say but there are a number of men and women who are bisexual and don't notify their partner, which adds to this statistic at a deadly cost to our community and our unborn children; especially with bisexual males. But this is not entirely their fault because even though condoms are not 100% effective, they are free and give you a better chance at protection or in this case living. Its sad to see how some people don't put any value on life.
There are men and women in this world who surprisingly spread this deadly disease intentionally out of anger and frustration. I have read numerous articles and witnessed this first-hand on two occasions. It hurt me to the inner depths of my should to hear these guys say forget it, I'm going to pass this shit on like someone passed it on to me. And it's not just the men with this deadly revenge, I can remember reading about this young lady who would leave a message on mens mirrors in red lipstick that would read, "welcome to my world you've got AIDS!" Even more recently I was speaking with a friend on the phone who was very upset. After enquiring why, she told me she was looking at a clip on YouTube of this young, handsome man who had sex with over two thousand women between the ages of 15 and 30. Sadly, not one had asked him to use a condom. If this does not make us wake up, what will?
So please don't let my so-called image fool you, I am a man with a conscious and I love my black people unconditionally.