University of Pennsylvania graduate Joshua Bennett has something to say to all the Black women out there.

He loves you. And so should other Black men.

His words come at a critical time for Black women, at the end of a year which saw the media jumping on the “single Black woman” syndrome, tensions growing between Black men and women, and society questioning the Black family. In his poem, “10 Things I Want to Say to A Black Woman,” Bennett describes a Black woman’s worth and the importance of Black men in their lives.

Bennett is a well-known spoken word artist. He recently received the United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K., along with 35 other winners in 2009.


53 Comments

  1. Lady Laydeee

    get a shave you blasphemer

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  2. He’s a great example of up and coming youth. I’m a bit biased towards him because he’s from Philly too. Who knew he went to Penn? It’s rare to see a brown face walking along that campus.

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    • Nicole

      He is from NY but he went to penn state

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  3. LOVE IT!! Thank you Joshua Bennett for reminding us how wonderful and amazing we are!

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  4. I have been following this young man for years! He has another amazing piece about Sean Bell that he performed at the National Youth Slam comp a few years back.
    But this piece…sigh

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    • YES! That Sean Bell piece is wonderful! He is such a great and wonderful young guy! Had such a great time getting to know him at NPS back in 2009… Truly talented!!!!

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