Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dear Black Men, Will You Show Up?

I don’t know about you all, but I am nervous about November 3rd. I am not just worried about whether Trump will be in the White House for another four years or not, but also what will the Black man do? Who will the Black man vote for? Almost, in so many words, whose side will the Black man take?

I know many may not agree with this blog, but as a Black woman living in a marginalized community who has been following the campaign, I can’t help but wonder, especially when I hear so many brothers saying they don’t intend to vote.

They say that they don’t see the point in voting for the lesser of two evils. I think any Black man with common sense and a sister, girlfriend, wife, friend, cousin- or whoever should think twice before voting for such a character as Trump.

And character he is, as many Black men seem to think that he’s such an ideal businessman when he’s nothing short of a con artist. Yet, this is often their excuse as to why they can’t seem to see all of the heartless actions he has committed while blatantly disrespecting women and immigrants, and lying, cheating workers out of wages and the country out of tax dollars.

While nothing may exactly say that the president must practice compassion, that doesn’t mean it’s not to be expected. Furthermore, Trump is so self-absorbed, he can’t even practice decency.

If Biden is the lesser of the two evils, then I can accept that. At least, I can see a future and imagine an America that they tried to sell us in school. Trump is only further tearing this country apart, and I must agree with Ice Cube when he said it’s a bipartisan problem because it’s a wealth problem. 

For the Black man to not vote, means he could care less about what may become of his sisters and their children. It’s almost like hatred of self in my opinion, but as someone pointed out, the Black does see all of these things, but their greed and apparently the fear of higher taxes take priority. Hence, proving that evil has no color, unless you count green.

Either way, hey brother we need you. We don’t want to be alone at the polls. You talk about us when we say we are strong; you down us and tell us we should not take pride in that, and yet, you abandon us when we need you. I don’t need to go into how Black women have shown up numerous times. 

Axios reported that early voting has had a turnout that equates to 62% of the turnout out in 2016. If you weren’t in the number, then we need you at the polls on Tuesday. We need you to do your part to ensure our children a future or at least another four years under someone who understands that Black lives matter.



Maybe this will make you rethink.


Francheska Felder
Francheska Felder
Francheska “Fancy” Felder is an award-winning editor, publisher, publicist, and quiet Southern media mogul. In 2010, she launched SwagHer Magazine, an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real, which also doubles as a PR boutique. SwagHer Magazine uses positive media and storytelling to create new narratives and mindsets around Black women, their communities, and the businesses and organizations they lead, while the boutique strategically executes press and brand campaigns. The proud SU alum is also the publicist for Power Influence Radio and hostess of the CEO Chatter LIVE Podcast. Because she battles with bipolar disorder, Fancy is a proud mental health advocate.

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