Nov. 26, 2022

Marcus-Medgar-Malcolm- Martin Training Our Young Black Boys Right

It is my feeling that if our young black males were exposed early enough in their lives possibly grades 3-8 to the M Principles of Black History just maybe our communities wouldn’t have the major problems that currently exist today. You may ask what are the M Principles and how would those principles dramatically affect the potentialities and possibilities of young black boys growing into achieving black men. The M Principles are based on the lives and actions of 4 renowned black men in our history.

These 4 ancestors are Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, the Marcus-Medgar-Malcolm-Martin Principles that will project the following into the hearts and minds of our young black boys: leadership, scholarship,
achievement, unity, and love of brotherhood.

4 M’s from the study of Marcus Garvey the energy he focused on was universal black unity which was one of the primary goals of his global organization the Universal Negro Improvement Association or UNIA. In unity, Marcus Garvey believed you will find purpose and through purpose, you will find progress.

From the study of Medgar Evers, you find the leadership skills necessary to reach and exceed your personal goals. Although Medgar Evers had support all around him from the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People or NAACP, Medgar understood that being out in front required that you had to be fearless and determined and often alone to build the capacity of growth not only for yourself but also for others.

The study of Malcolm X saw the brilliance in himself when others may have seen failure. Our youths will understand the importance of scholarship because although Malcolm X never attended a high school, university, or college he learned that the expansion of his intellect came internally not externally. Our black boys must gain the belief that learning is driven by the passion inside of oneself not always driven by a formal classroom setting. Malcolm X could discuss with educated men and women who thrived in a classroom because he understood his brilliance was mastered internally.

Finally, the study of Martin Luther King Jr.’s beloved community concept will bring out the passion for living fully and not harming others in that process. It will also deliver the concept of achievement against all odds to energize our youths to meet the challenges of life fully. The 4 M Principles will create engaged communities of vibrancy and soul, creativity and love, and purpose to help others.