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Trevian Strong "Of the Black Male"

Updated: Jun 2, 2021

Trevian Strong, a May 2021, graduate of Jackson State University, addresses stigmas against Black males in his poem, "Of the Black Male".

"Of the Black Male"


He is strong. He will overpower you. He is smart. He will plan against you. He is handsome. He will rape you. He is smooth. He will not stand by you. He can build amazing things. He will use them to destroy you. I believe not. We are strong; We will support you. We are smart; We will plan to aid you. We are handsome; We are confident. Our skin is smooth; We can console you. We can build amazing things, And we want you to build with us. We are The Black Males.



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