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Everyone notices. You stick out like a sore thumb.

📚✒️ Are you afraid of breaking the lie?

“This is the penalty of telling the truth, of telling the simple truth, in answer to a series of plain questions. ” - Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass did many unbelievable things in his life. Taking down odds that would make any bet in modern times seem like a joke. This world that Frederick Douglass was brought into is something that either breaks men or makes them.

There's nothing sudo here. Nothing fake, no tests, no jokes.

You build an ethos in the worst places. Rules. Borders. Philosophies.

In the majority of the field, philosophy is full of untested theories and ideas to ponder. But Frederick, who read through the majority of Europeans thought at the time, including works during the enlightenment was the whole picture because of the experience.

There was something more than untested, pontificated ideas but bedrock ideas that shaped not only the lives of African Americans but the entire United States from the government’s highest levels to the poorest most broken of us all.

The dignity of freedom and liberty is paramount to freely master the world in your unique greatness. You must be bold like Frederick, in the most real way.

Freedom is fought for, and our lives on a daily basis are being tested by unethical ideas, unsettling bad habits, and low self-worth.

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” ― Frederick Douglass

He purchased his freedom after building an audience in the north.

The book became a best seller in the north and revitalized the freedom movement

He met the President

And worked to free his people.

The lessons of history are immeasurable and the scope of Douglass’ work still resonates to this date.

@blackmensbookclub aims to speak truth from all and continue work from those like Douglass who in telling his story, told all of our stories of perseverance and ability to hold learning at the highest grace.

In times like this history teaches us the greatest enemy of man is the inability to rationally handle the suffering amongst us.

To like like Frederick, to be free and still human and in pain.

To move with dignity, that is the freedom we must seek.

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That’s all I’ve got today, see you next Sunday.

Jordan ✌🏽


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