10 Major Myths That Destroy the Black Community

- By Bossip Staff

It would be an understatement to say the black community is in shambles and needs to be repaired. At this point, it needs to be rebuilt on a solid foundation rooted in celebratory and functional morals and values. We need a regained sense of self-love, pride and worth.

That starts, first, with addressing the consequential myths that have misshapen the “black mentality.” It is time for much needed self-reflection.

Read more at MadameNoire.com

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  • confidently_ugly

    I just cant take that extra step to make that extra click to go to another site to read something i already know

    • Mabel

      Yes you can!!!

    • DR.FUNK

      Just go for it!

  • Mabel

    A short, but insightful article.

  • punkrock

    Why are there only two comments in this post? This post is proof that we as the black community do not want change.

  • punkrock

    I can only imagine and dream about us having a united community.

  • VirgoJewel

    For the first time, I agree with every point on the list.

  • E.C. from D.C.

    Occasionally Madame Noire comes out with a good list …. this is one.

  • I Look Like Yes You Look Like No

    Good article…I agree with every point that was made.

  • reddfoxx77

    i agree with this entire article, as well as punkrock’s post…

  • Illuminate Truth "the strong rule the weak but the wise rule the strong"

    A united community begins with a united family unit….we have a long way to go.

  • mosiane

    Yeah I agree but these are things many of us already know. Its going to take a lot of work, thats for sure.

  • george81

    Myth #1 – There’s such a thing as “the black community.”

    It’s almost 2011 and black people still teach our children to talk as if we all live around the corner from one another. Why?

    You mean the affluent black couples who send their kids to private schools and live in gated communities are in the same “black community” as the poor, single, black mothers raising kids in the projects with no fathers in the home???

  • IGotTheBlkMansBack

    I think the list is accurate and the end goal is achievable once black men and women focus on each others needs and not who they are with. My man is active in the community and I ride and die with him in his efforts to improve things for the youth.

    • Star

      What a joke lol.

  • sanriobaby =^.^=

    I’m not black, but I just wish that more people in general would unite together in community for the greater purpose of harmony.

  • Panther

    Great article!!!!!!

  • selfish black fools

    selfish black fools who think they are the only ones who matter in this world are a problem. they need to start looking at others’ and their problems. then the world wont look so bleak.

  • Star

    correction we’re or we are in America.
    What’s (sp), leaders (if that’s what you are), of (sp), racist, the majority. Corrections so one else has to do it :).

  • Brandont

    Interesting read. I am very much guilty of the last one on the list, “I’m doing me.” I feel that I’ve been doing things for other people rather than for me, but then again, isn’t that the christian way? Also, there are some other things that strikes a nerve with me, but I won’t get into that at all.

  • Whatever

    the black community is finished, finito, its over! Now give it a damn rest :-(!

  • KreoleKing

    “Quoting” and “agreeing”

    Interesting piece Ms.Noire, but your comments appear to be one sided, and it’s creating bickering rather than construtive conversation for a solution. Because both parties victims.

  • marquis2sade

    @lady K….You’re MY lady, damn I AM SO SICK ‘n TIRED of black folks praising that damn *jesus* for EVERYTHING and ANYthing, while all JESUS do is DESTROYING the BLACK COMMUNITY…wasn’t JESUS forced on us by WHITE FOLKS?

  • bigmeech

    im waiting for a time when a WHITE MAN TAKES BACK HIS COUNTRY

    • Matix B

      And which country is that? Not America, as you have stolen it as well as depleted most of its natural resources. Please return to the Caucus Mountains if you feel that way.

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