Black Love is no ordinary type of love. It is a special kind of love between a man and a woman. It was a comforting kind of love that kept them together during Slavery. Other than believing in God and singing spiritual songs, that kind of love gave families hope during times of turmoil, frustration, anger, bitterness and hardships.
It’s hard for some to understand this type of love. It’s hard to explain it to some, and yet, some don't try to understand it. I too was one of those people who didn’t understand it. To me that special kind of love between a man and a woman, whether black or white or any other nationality was just romantic love, so I thought.
I thought about the history of our Black people and the struggles of our fore parents and how they kept themselves together through it all-- through God and spiritual songs out there in the cotton fields--I finally understand this special kind of black love and what it really means.
It's this kind of love that held families together as they laughed, loved and cherished each other through the hard times. As they held each other close at night, as they kissed each other, as they went into the fields or did housework in the main house, as they watched others being sold into slavery and being beaten.
This kind of love kept them together. It started with a special kind of love between a man and woman and it reproduced in the fruit of their offspring.
We still face challenges but we've come a long ways from the cotton fields-- working on the plantation, beaten, and sold into slavery. We are still progressing, but it was God and still is God and that special kind of Love called Black Love, that held us together.
What can I say? Black Love is that special kind of love.