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Greetings! My loved ones know me as Cory Alexander Haywood. You may call me anything you want. Just don't call me "soft spoken." Indeed, my love affair with the English language began during my childhood. Back then, nouns, adjectives, synonyms and transitive verbs were of greater interest to me than any game of kickball (however, basketball will always be my first love.) Over the years, I've dabbled in a variety of writing genres (even those that bore me.) In my opinion, no topic is too great or complex for a seasoned and patient writer. I aspire to eventually reach that plateau, and am well on my way. Stylistically, creative writing best suits my fancy. However, in the summer of 2006, I wrote my first newspiece (it's been a match made in heaven ever since.) The majority of my published work, which spans more than 6 years, relates to politics, social and community awareness, as well as health and wellness. I also occasionally, and some might say nonsensically, explore the ins and outs of love, dating and relationships. I have no expertise,specialty or preference in regard to genre. Instead, I keep an open mind and spirit, thus my outlook remains pure. Simply put, I'm no one trick pony. To contact me, please email [email protected]
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(The Black Hat) Black People: America is Not a Jungle or a Zoo (Stop Behaving like Animals)

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Do you notice any similarities?

*I have a confession to make: when I heard the news of Michael Brown’s death last years, the corners of my mouth formed a mischievous grin.

I was hopeful that other black young men would learn from this incident and treat police with more respect. Unfortunately, Brown’s demise led to a different outcome.

The shred of hope I reserved for black males went up in flames after I witnessed Ferguson, Missouri, ripped apart by looters and riotous protesters.

The carnage produced in that region sparked a national flurry of violent protests in every corner of America. Storefronts crumbled into fiery ash; streets were paved in broken glass and charred debris; and police sirens wailed to high heaven. It was then I realized: “these niggas are crazy.”

As if the events in Ferguson weren’t enough of a red flag, I recently stumbled upon a report about the brutal assault of a Caucasian middle-school teacher. She was beaten unconscious by a mother-daughter duo and rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital.

When I learned the assailants were black, my heart dropped. “Why do we keep giving white folk ammunition to call us animals,” I asked aloud. My grandmother answered, “Because niggas aint got no damn sense.”

I reached a boiling point when my stepfather showed me a video of an angry mob of young black students—dressed in uniform—brutally assaulting a helpless black man as his son watched in horror.

Apparently, the poor guy’s decision to walk an elderly white woman from the convenience store of a gas station to her car prompted the ire of his intractable assailants. He was nearly pummeled to death.

Critics sound off about police misconduct as though black violence doesn’t exist. We shrug or shoulders and turn the other way when drive-by shootings claim the lives of innocent people. We don’t lament black homicide or even flinch at the statistics—it’s simply par for the course. As a result, our neighborhoods have become wild, perilous jungles teeming with black animals. Until these creatures of chaos are removed from the streets, I say: kill em’ all.

In America, racism eats at the core of social equality and police misconduct spits in the face of constitutional law. At the center of it all, African Americans continue to war over scraps left behind by their inherently privileged, white counterparts. This comes as no surprise considering the country’s extensive history of unabashed bigotry:

Yes, during the Jim Crow era, plantation owners segregated light slaves from dark ones, creating an ongoing color divide within the black community.

Yes, during the 1980s, the so-called “powers that be” infested urban neighborhoods with illegal drugs and firearms.

Yes, the government intentionally rigs  political elections in favor of white candidates.

Yes, the “school-to-prison pipeline” forces our nation’s schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Yes, institutional racism often prevents African Americans from climbing the corporate ladder.

Yes, structural racism limits employment opportunities for minorities.

And yes, police brutality isn’t a myth—it’s “very real and very scary.”

Now that I’ve highlighted these issues, allow me to be frank…

(ahem) From my perspective, it appears minorities are treated in the same fashion that zookeepers manage caged animals. As far as I’m concerned, that’s not such a bad thing.

According to Dictionary.com, an “animal” is a brutish or beastlike person. Obviously this description doesn’t apply to the entire black race. In fact, America’s workforce and military wouldn’t function without the participation of minorities. Still, there’s substantial evidence to prove that African Americans present more negatives than positives.

The “hood” doesn’t have a reputation for producing good Samaritans and law-abiding citizens.

For every young man willing to help an elderly woman cross the street, there’s another waiting to snatch her purse. For every wallet returned to its owner, three more have already been stolen and emptied.

According to FBI statistics, crime and violence are entrenched in the DNA of young black males.

Over the years, this phenomenon has claimed millions of lives in virtually every age range. The carnage reached an unprecedented height in 2013 when young black men would select human targets to knock unconscious with one punch to the head or face. “The knockout game,” as it was called, spread in pandemic fashion throughout the country and it precipitated a level of shameless cruelty associated with savages and cavemen.

Black women haven’t proven to be immune to violence either. The hair pulling and clawing of yesteryear has turned into full-fledged gladiatorial brawling between enraged female participants. This repugnant behavior has permeated reality television (ie. Real Housewives of Atlanta) and it receives top-billing on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, and World Star Hip Hop.com. Although these incidents shouldn’t define the character of an entire race, they unfortunately illustrate an overarching theme of animal-like crudeness within the black community.

These issues are often magnified by the media. Viewers tend to absorb and internalize what they see during news telecasts, which often portray blacks in the harshest of light. A cynic might accuse these networks of succumbing to America’s notorious proclivity to cast blacks as villains. Nevertheless, there appears to be no shortage of material for “whitey” to extract and exploit.

In 2014, a writer with the American Free Press provided the following statistics:

Nearly 50 percent of all black males and 38 percent of white men will be arrested by the age of 23. These statistics, compiled by four college professors between the years 1997-2008, were published in the January 6 edition of the journal Crime [and] Delinquency. The biggest question one takes away from this study is what types of crimes are these young adults committing? Not surprisingly, there exists a great deal of variance depending on the perpetrator’s race. A 2012 study by the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention revealed that in 2010 black youths committed six times more murders, three times more rapes, 10 times more robberies and three times more assaults than did their white counterparts.

“Similar statistics were released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the “Uniform Crime Reports.” They determined, “In the year 2008, black youths, who make up 16 percent of the youth population, accounted for 52 percent of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58 percent for homicide and 67 percent for robbery.” By contrast, the only categories where white youths surpassed blacks were in liquor law violations and driving under the influence.”

In my opinion, African Americans aren’t worthy of first class citizenship (primarily because  we routinely make excuses for our wrongdoing.)

Some niggas aren’t even worthy of being treated like human beings. This wayward group deserves permanent placement in the “animal” category.

Here are a few examples:

1. The Ape

Blacks fight one another like monkeys in the wild (a common comparison, but still accurate.)

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Can anyone say, “Jungle Book?”


2. The Sloth

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Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

Don’t you have anything better to do with your time?

America’s job shortage has affected millions of people, minorities in particular.  Black men have become casualties of the recession. Many have been on an extended search for employment, and those who work often don’t earn enough income to support their families. Others, unfortunately,  spend their days loafing around, smoking weed, drinking malt liquor, playing video games, and impregnating women with no means to provide for children. In many cases, these activities supersede finding a job. The unemployment rate for blacks (11.4 percent) is more than twice that for whites (5.3 percent).

Being “slothful” is one of the seven deadly sins in Christian moral tradition, particularly within Catholicism, referring to laziness.

According to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, a whopping 83 percent of African Americans are Christian, and only 1 percent identifies as Muslim. 

I smell irony.

3. The Crab

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When will we stop pulling each other down?

Do I really need to explain the “crabs in a barrel” analogy? We’ve all heard it before. I’d rather not play a broken record.

4. The Bitch (Female Dog)

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She probably gave birth soon after this photo was taken.

Despite the potential consequences, young black women more than occasionally engage in unprotected sex with multiple partners. This behavior likens unto a female dog’s appetite for intercourse during periods of extreme arousal or “heat.”

Needless to say, sexual irresponsibility often leads to unplanned pregnancy and the contraction of STD’s.  According to the Census Bureau,  black girls are still two to three times more likely than white females to conceive during their adolescent years.

Say cheese bitches!

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As it stands, the black race still resides at the bottom of America’s social hierarchy. Will that ever change? I wouldn’t bet on it. You know what they say, “a leopard can’t change its spots.” Yup, that was another animal reference.

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The Black Hat is written by  Southern California based  Cory A. Haywood, a freelance writer and expert on Negro foolishness. Contact him via: [email protected] and/or visit his blogs: www.coryhaywood.webs.com and corythewriter.blogspot.com

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Tony! Toni! Tone!’s D’Wayne Wiggins on New Album & Raphael Saadiq

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*The history of R&B includes a wide-ranging collection of vocalists, songwriters, musicians and everything in between.

Finger through a catalog of classics from the 90’s and you’ll likely discover a theme: if the song playing “feels good” to your ears, it’s probably a signature jam from longtime music super-group Tony! Toni!Tone! (other number one singles include “Whatever You Want,” “The Blues,” and “It Never Rains (in Southern California).

Hailing from Oakland (California), Toni! Tone! Tony! has produced numerous chart-topping hits, building a cult following in 1988 after releasing their first Gold-selling album Who? With their greatly anticipated 25th Anniversary album to be released later this year, the soulful trio continues to deliver their timeless hits to sold-out audiences worldwide.

Set to drop soon, Toni! Tony! Tone!’s new project will feature a plethora of special guest appearances, promises original group member D’Wayne Wiggins.

“We get a kick out of collaborating with new artists and sharing ideas and speaking on our instruments with people,” he told EURweb’s Lee Bailey during a one-on-one interview. “This project has a lot of cameos.”

Wiggins added, “On this album we really have something to say. Lyrically we’re really expressing who we are and what we feel.”

The tone of their new project will channel sounds of yesteryear from a variety of genres, he explained. The group hopes that fans will be pleased with the creativity and expansive instrumentation present in the coming album.

“We’ve always been known to be cats who take chances,” Wiggins went on to say. “A lot of the stuff is reminiscent of 70’s music. We’re still the same guys; it takes us a long time to finish a project. It has to feel right it has to make our fans feel a certain way.”

With the album still unnamed, Wiggins says that he and his bandmates have no intention of force-feeding the process.

“We’re going to let it name itself,” he said laughing. “It’s something that we’ve been building on for a while; there’s no rush in any aspect.”

Longtime fans of Toni! Tony! Tone! will likely never forget the high-pitched crooning of former lead singer Raphael Saadiq, who in the late 90’s embarked on a solo career to explore his own creative aspirations.

Saadiq’s departure rightfully left an uncomfortable taste in the mouths of many devout listeners. But as the old saying goes: one monkey don’t stop no show (unless that monkey is named Michael Jackson). Even without Mr. Saadiq’s contributions, the group continues to thrive as a cohesive, funk-filled unit.

“He went off to do his own thing; that what it is,” Wiggins explained curtly. “A lot of groups when they take breaks they’re on the low end. When we walked away from the industry we weren’t on the down stroke. I like what my brotha [Saadiq] had to say on his own. I think its fly.”

Toni! Tony! Tone!’s new album will feature a string of documentaries, unreleased tracks and behind-the-scenes tour footage. The project is a  coronation of the group’s longevity and sustained success in music, Wiggins says.

“I’m still a musician at heart,” he professed. “I still enjoy the music. I still have a great time performing.  I’m looking forward to another 25 years.”

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The Black Hat: Cops Don’t Kill Responsible Black Men, They Kill N**gas (Major Difference)

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*What’s the difference between a responsible black man and a nigga?

It’s simple: the latter talks smack to police instead of showing proper respect for authority.

As recent events have shown, when a black man behaves like a nigga in the presence of law enforcement, he often pays a stiff penalty.

A “nigga” conducts himself with the reckless abandon of someone with nothing to lose, making him an ideal source of prey for trigger-happy police.

A “nigga” isn’t guided by principles or purpose; he, instead, finds enjoyment in creating mischief and perpetuating common black stereotypes.

It seems America has a nigga infestation problem. These parasites claw at the underbelly of progress and create chaos in their neighborhoods. Others suffer from a mind-boggling lack of common sense and judiciousness.

Walter Scott is one of these people. Earlier this month, he foolishly tried to outrun a police officer’s bullet in North Charleston, S.C..

(Scott apparently hadn’t seen Ricky’s demise in “Boyz N The Hood.” Otherwise, he would’ve known better than to run.)

Contrary to popular opinion, Scott deserves partial blame for his misfortune.

His first mistake was driving without a license or proof of insurance.

His second mistake was falling behind on child support payments, causing a warrant to be issued in his name.

His third mistake was reaching for the officer’s stun gun.

Scott’s fourth—and most foolish—mistake was his attempt to escape arrest. This knee-jerk decision reminds me of singer Tyrese’s new single, “Dumb Shit.”

At 50 years of age, Scott clearly suffered a mental lapse when he decided to flee from police custody. In other words, he was on some “dumb shit.”

Besides, he was too fat and too slow: this essentially erased any possibly that he would escape the police in broad daylight (nigga please.)

Scott’s bewildering actions that day further legitimizes the stance that black men lack respect for law enforcement.

As recent history has shown, when minorities choose to buck the system, it often results in chalk lines and yellow tape.

However, critics might be jumping the gun when they accuse police of committing genocide against African Americans.

According to recent census data, millions of black men live freely in this country; the alleged mistreatment of a scattered few shouldn’t be an indictment on police conduct.

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Granted, these days, it seems as if cops are competing in a never-ending game of pin the bullet on the unarmed Negro.

Making matters worse, every month or so, like clockwork, the media sinks its talons into a new racial profiling scandal.

During these instances, viewers are hit with a bombardment of news coverage slanted in favor of the alleged victims.

Contrastingly, the CNN’s and ABC’s of the world share in heaping blame on the shoulders of police in an effort to appease public opinion (and boost ratings.)

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that even before gathering the facts, minorities tend to cry wolf whenever a routine traffic stop escalates into more.

The granddaddy of these incidents occurred more than 20 years ago.

Long before there was a Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, or Walter Scott, the attention and intrigue of every Los Angeles newspaper belonged to Rodney King.

In 1991, a man and his wife watched from the window of their apartment and recorded perhaps the most gruesome example of police brutality in American history.

In the recording, a cluster of baton-wielding highway patrol officers take swipes at King as if he’s a human piñata.

He urges them to stop, but the sound of his voice fades beneath the howling of police sirens and floating helicopters. For several minutes, the rakish crew pummels their target into a bloody mess of a man.

Images of King on that night reveal numerous bruises and lacerations across his face and body. As one doctor described, King looked as if he had been trampled by an industrial tank.

When footage of Kings’ drubbing reached the masses—a process that occurred expediently even before the internet was born—it prompted an international discussion about the manner in which police interact with minorities, particularly black men.

In response to mounting pressure and criticism, King’s assailants were slapped with criminal charges and subsequently reprimanded.

Oddly enough, King was given a public reprieve for his insubordination during the incident (a breathalyzer test later determined he was under the influence.)

According to a police report, King was pulled over for reckless driving. He was also ordered to exit his vehicle.

Rather than complying with the officer’s subsequent demands, King acted on a bright idea to show off his dance moves (really, Negro?)

When he was finally wrestled to the ground—a tell tale sign of resisting arrest—King one-upped himself and performed a round of push-ups.

Although he did not deserve to be brutality beaten as he was, his bizarre demeanor that evening escalated the circumstances to historic proportion. In short, King almost paid the ultimate price for behaving like a dimwitted nigga.

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Now that many cops are under instruction to wear body cameras while on patrol, critics won’t have to speculate when controversy arises (contrastingly, recent reports have surfaced regarding pending legislation in opposition to body cameras.)

Moreover, in previous years, these incidents would often be swept under the rug, fabricated or sensationalized; now they’re being captured and made public by witnesses equipped with camera phones and other handheld devices.

Civilian oversight of police conduct has ushered in an era of transparency never before seen.

In addition, as the media continues to sway public opinion by televising footage of police accosting minorities, a looming paranoia challenges the notion that relations will improve.

On the converse side, plenty of cops uphold the law and serve the interests and welfare of the public. The mood changes only when police aren’t shown the respect they desire.

In these precarious situations, even the most affable cop will sharpen his or her aggression in order to restore law and order.

Minorities need to understand that police are human beings; they aren’t robots programmed to turn the other cheek.

Rather than holding these men and women to unrealistic moral standards, critics should look beyond the badge and uniform.

When provoked, police feel anger and irritation like anyone else; the difference is when they lose their cool, they’re able to commit murder, wash the blood from their hands, and go on patrol the next day.

During encounters with law enforcement, a black man’s vocabulary should consist of only these words: “yes sir” and “no sir.” As we’ve witnessed, the alternative brings devastation to families and division within communities.

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Based in Southern California, Cory A. Haywood is also a certified personal fitness trainer. Contact him via: [email protected] and/or visit his websites: www.coryhaywood.webs.com and corythewriter.blogspot.com

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Black Hat Poetry: ‘A Ghetto Without Cops’

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*Slain Teenager Michael Brown added another chapter to America’s extensive history of police brutality against young black males.

Many critics argue that Brown’s murder reflects a lack of oversight and accountability within the various branches of law enforcement.

A solution, some radicals contend, would be to get rid of cops in urban communities altogether. I recently pondered this scenario and arrived at a harrowing conclusion.

A Ghetto without Cops

One nigga, two niggas, three niggas dropped,

‘Cause bullets went flying, and there were no cops.

Four niggas, Five niggas, Six niggas stole,

‘Cause there were no cops lurking on patrol,

Seven niggas, Eight niggas, Nine niggas raped,

 ‘Cause there were no cops and women weren’t safe,

Ten niggas, Twelve niggas, Twenty niggas pillaged,

‘Cause there were no cops to protect the Village.

“Come back!” “Come back!” ol’ poor niggas cried,

‘Cause without cops, their neighborhood died.

Black people: Be careful what you ask for.

The Black Hat column is written by Southern California based Cory A. Haywood who is also a certified personal fitness trainer. Contact him via: [email protected] and/or visit his websites: www.coryhaywood.webs.com or CoryTheWriter.blogspot.com.

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The Black Hat: Light Skinned Women Almost Non-Existent on Daytime Talk Shows

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Three specks of dark chocolate in a sea of white women. Notice anything bizarre in this image? The token black hosts (Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepard) are standing in font of the others as if they really don’t belong. Their younger, slimmer co-hosts were clearly chosen to be eye-candy for viewers. Are producers of the show afraid that  glamorous black hosts would upstage their white counterparts?

*Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors (theoretically). However, in Hollywood, looking like a fashion model will give you a leg up on the competition (it will at least get your foot in the door).

When producers of movies and television shows are looking for women to fill acting or hosting roles, they generally chose the ones who are easy on the eyes.

However, it seems that the standards are much lower for women of color, especially compared to their white counterparts. I briefly channel surfed one afternoon and discovered a clear distinction between White and Black female hosts of daytime talkers.

From my observations, the sisters are generally much darker than their co-hosts and some could stand to lose a few pounds. I’m not suggesting that women can’t be big, Black and beautiful. Personally, Jill Scott serves my appetite better than any thin actress could.

However, it’s awfully strange that daytime hosting roles are often reserved for plus-sized, muddy-skinned, homely, Black women.

Damn it, who turned out all the light?

I’m not partial to fairer skin. But it couldn’t hurt for producers to call Halle Berry, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Williams, Thandie Newton, Rashida Jones, or that bright hippie girl from the Cosby Show.

In my opinion, white producers and executives intentionally recruit less-than-glamorous black female hosts in order to perpetuate, and disseminate, the stereotype of white beauty.

The average talk show includes women from all racial backgrounds (hammering home the message of multiculturalism in America). However, the black hosts often appear run-of-the-mill, plain and occasionally masculine.

There are many likable black women in Hollywood capable of being “glam” and well-spoken on the small screen. These ladies deserve a chance to shine.

The following list features today’s black female talk-show hosts:

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Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime television.

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Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of  The View

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Sherri Shepard, former host of The View

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Sheryl Underwood, co-host of The Talk

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Loni Love, co-host of The Real

The Black Hat column is written by Southern California based Cory A. Haywood who is also a certified personal fitness trainer. Contact him via: [email protected] and/or visit his websites: www.coryhaywood.webs.com or CoryTheWriter.blogspot.com.

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(The Black Hat) Black Women Are More Abusive Than Black Men

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Sisters, if you don’t have anything nice to say, shut up!

*There’s an old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This concept has validity in a preschool playground where playing the dozens means calling someone a “booger eater” or “smelly face.” Mature adults, however, recognize that language can be used as a means toward severe emotional reckoning.

If given the proper treatment, mortal wounds heal over time. Contrastingly, verbal abuse almost always causes permanent psychological trauma and deep scarring. Many black women unleash destructive language in the presence of their significant others. In these scenarios, they inflict irreversible damage without throwing a single punch.

Black women also have a talent for character assassination. Instead of using their hands or limbs as weapons (sans Solange Knowles), they aim for the deepest portions of their spouse’s emotions.

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Black women, particularly those lacking contact with a father figure, often aren’t capable of fully respecting the male gender. Young girls raised by single mothers aren’t properly taught ways to peacefully co-exist with the opposite sex.

In many cases, bitterness and hatred (for men) are passed down from one generation of women to the next. This perpetual cycle facilitates animosity between both genders, and opens the door for domestic violence.

In romantic partnerships, black men absorb daily jabs (pun intended) to their ego and manhood. I have personally overheard members of family castigate and demoralize their husbands via telephone. These men were castrated mercilessly by women who call themselves Christians. (But that’s an entirely different story).

Over a period of time, suppressed rage has the potential to bring about emotional overload. Under this condition, violence is possible for any human being, male or female. Sisters, be careful of the men you sass-mouth. It might cost you a bruised eye, fat lip, broken jaw or worse.

In various regions throughout the Middle East and in portions of Africa, it’s customary for rebellious women to be flogged by their spouses. Contrarily, many American-born women knowingly instigate conflict in relationships. This contrast further exemplifies how deeply unappreciative U.S. citizens are of democracy and its freedoms.

America’s female population ought to be glad their backs aren’t lashed as punishment for breaking social norms. I’m not suggesting a recall of women’s domestic rights (that’s backwards thinking). I’m simply campaigning for an equal playing field where the severity of abuse isn’t based on gender.

Besides, the modern Black woman poses a legitimate threat during combat. In yesteryear, a street fight between two females would consist of hair-pulling and open-hand slapping. Today, Black women scrap like trained boxers: employing hooks, jabs, uppercuts, and combinations of each, to defeat their opponent.

Little girls are being taught self-defense by their older brothers and fathers. What is a man to do when confronted or attacked by a wannabe Laila Ali? And if she were caught on video putting a beating on her husband, would the media speak out?  (Yes, you have my permission to answer this rhetorical question).

Mrs. Ali, a former professional athlete whose hands are registered weapons, would be protected under the domestic-violence-double-standard that portrays women as victims and men as monsters. This disparity spits directly in the face of gender-equality. In my opinion, unless women are prepared to knuckle up with men during conflict, equal pay in the workplace shouldn’t be an option.

The Ray Rice scandal has sparked a national confab about the perils of spousal abuse. However, as usual, men have been depicted as villains while women have been given a hall pass.

Sisters, here’s a word of advice: Stop calling your boyfriend a “no good nigga.” Maybe he’ll think twice before going upside your hot head.

Based in Southern California,  Cory A. Haywood is also a certified personal fitness trainer. Contact him via: [email protected] and/or visit his websites: www.coryhaywood.com and corythewriter.blogspot.com

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