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FEATURE: 'To My Unborn Son' - the Yale College Black Men's Union

Following the non indictments of police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of two unarmed black men, many questions have been raised as to the value placed on black lives in the United States, and more specifically that of the black man. All one has to do is read Richard Wright's 'Native Son' or watch Radio Raheem's death in Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' to see the way black men have been continually eroticised and demonized in this country - especially those that are "big and black". Now members of Yale College Black Men's Union - an on-campus group with a goal of empowering young men of color - have created a new Tumblr campaign that seeks not only to empower the black men of today, but those of tomorrow. Entitled 'To My Unborn Son', the campaign features images of students and handwritten messages to their unborn sons. Check out some of the images, below (photographer: Eno Inyangete)

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor





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Comment by Kayla Nichelle Malarcher on July 26, 2015 at 10:01am

Beautiful, guys. Thank you so much for this inspiration. 

Comment by wednesday adams on December 15, 2014 at 12:04pm

@Dangerous Lee I think the guy means what he says. He's going to "make" the world ready to love his baby, because he wants to change the world and all the hatefulness. That's a powerful energy to have and I definitely think it's the right attitude to have. Everyone can change at least a little bit of this world.

This is great though! Where's the link to the tumblr? I can't seem to find it on the page :S

Comment by Dangerous Lee on December 8, 2014 at 3:29pm

In regards to the first image: You can't make anyone love anything. The best thing to do is to teach him to love himself and to understand why people are so hateful.


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