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Three Powerful Affirmations for Black Men.

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( Focus on the Good

“Trust in the Lord, and do good”.

-Psalms 37:3

All across our land we witness people – in both low and high places – practicing bad and producing bad results. Bad people do bad things. Bad people rob. Bad people lie and cover up their lies. Bad people cause mayhem and mischief. There are bad people in the world, people with misguided souls and misguided intention. Against this spectrum of ‘bad’, the Psalmist implores us to focus on the opposite and do good. ‘Good’, as this writer sees it, is an act of benevolence, it is performing random acts of kindness.

To do good, though, requires first that we think good. When we think thoughts of happiness, success, and well-being, we sharpen our ability to act – or ‘do’ – good.


I affirm my good. I affirm the good in others. In drawing out good in others, I experience the power of my own good. I will speak good; I will feel good; I will become the good I seek.


Let each men think himself an act of God, his mind a thought, his life a breath of God. And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, to show the most of heaven he hath in him. –Phillip James Bailey

Live Forward

“…forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…”
-Philippians 3:13 (New Living Translation)

The average length and width on a midsize sedan windshield is 34.5 by 54.5. By contrast, the average size of a rear-view mirror is between eight to twelve inches. There’s a reason the front wind shield is three times the size of a rear-view mirror. There is more ahead of you than behind. More success ahead. More abundance ahead. More positive results ahead.

Don’t obsess about your past.

Your dreams are in front of you, not behind you. Something big is about to happen ahead, but you will miss it by being glued to the past. Understand your past but be determined to live your life progressively. That’s what you were designed to do.


I affirm that I have been wired to move forward.


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Right Thinking

“Whatsoever things are pure…think on these things.”

Joseph Prince was on point when he opined, If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing. In the end, it is not what happens to us but rather how we respond to it that shapes our lives. When we designate ourselves as victims of our circumstances, we are practicing wrong thinking. Wrong thinking comes from conditioning; it is a dream-killer and all of us are guilty of it. The key to remember here is that when you fail to change your wrong thinking, you ultimately begin to engage in wrong believing.

Thinking you are broke is wrong thinking.

Thinking that you are a failure is wrong thinking.

Thinking that you are weak is wrong thinking.

Today, begin to engage your life with right-thinking.

Begin today to see yourself as a victor – regardless of where you are!


I affirm my ability to change myself, my circumstances and my future. I affirm that I am in possession of a power that is limitless!


That a man can change himself, improve himself, reinvent himself, control his environment and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind wide-awake to the power of right-thinking. Richard Larsen

Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes

This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.

In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) –


2 Responses to “Three Powerful Affirmations for Black Men.”
  1. Jaye says:

    The So called African American or Blacks are neither of the two. WE ARE HEWBREWS! HEBREW ISRAELITES! We are descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and we are the chosen people of Yahweh, as defined in the biblical prophecy.
    Read(Genesis Ch. 49)

    We the children of Israel have been cursed. One of our curses was the loss of identity.
    (read Jeremiah 17:4)

    Read Deuteronomy 28-for an understanding of the curses that currently plague us today.

    also read “The Valley of the Dry Bones” by Rudolph R Windsor

    Lastly the people of today calling themselves Jews have NEVER been sold on a slave ship. However the so called Negro/Black has experienced all the curses spoken of in the scripture concerning the children of Israel. WE ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE! This Is your WAKE UP CALL!

  2. M Anthony says:

    It amazes me how many of you are still brainwashed to call yourselves BLACK. Black is not an identity and scientifically black is not even a color. It is next to nothing. Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin. The white oppressive slave trader called you black and himself white to set up a contrast and to attach negative images and denotations to you based on a lie about color. Look up BLACK in the dictionary.
    Research even shows that blacks are perceived by other groups as very different from African Americans. But we still keep calling ourselves what someone else defined us as, what we are not and what has a negative dictionary denotation in society. WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. You are an African American. The lie of calling us black and defining us by color (the wrong color) has been in place so long that our people accept it as truth – but it’s not. Know your colors.
    Native Americans do not allow others to call them red men. Asians do not accept being called yellow men. Hispanics do not answer to “what’s up brown man”. And Caucasians are not white, notebook paper is white. Wake up and see the plan where white racist supremacists plotted to redefine our people from Africa. STOP CALLING YOURSELF SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT!
    Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin author. Being called “black” is a lie and it should be offensive. Haitians, Jamaicans and even Africans do not accept being called “black”, Why do you think that is? They are identified by tribes, klans, geographic areas and their respective countries. By using the very term black to describe us, we are doing the following:
    1. Using a term white oppressors and slave masters gave us.
    2. Letting someone else define us other than our own people.
    3. Calling ourselves something we are not.
    4. Buying into thee lie and the negative denotation. Check the dictionary.
    5. Being set apart in a way that no other ethnic group allows. Native Americans are not called Red Man. Asians are not called Yellow Man. Hispanics are not called Brown Man. They do not and will not accept being defined by color and by some other race or ethnic group at that.
    6. Ignoring our actual color (brown) which means brainwashing has worked. Any time someone can get an entire race, ethnic group or culture to ignore what they are and call themselves what they factually are not, THEY HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED, ASSIMILATED AND BRAINWASHED.
    7. Playing right into the oppressor’s profiles and stereotypes. Did you know studies show there is a different perception of black people than there is of African Americans? Words create perceptions and perceptions create actions towards us.
    WAKE UP. You know your colors. And even though others around the world equated our ancestors with the color of the soil in Africa or the meaning of negro/negroid, that does not change the fact that WE ARE BROWN – NOT BLACK.
    If you look in the dictionary or send an email to, I will send you the research. Facts are facts and YOU ARE BROWN, NOT BLACK. When you receive the revelation of why they keep calling African Americans “black” and Caucasian people “white”, you may just wake up!
    STOP LETTING OTHER GROUPS DEFINE YOU WITH AN OBVIOUS LIE that we have heard and accepted so much that we believe it’s true and forget our colors. The de-programming has to take root or African Americans will forever be defined, limited and oppressed by those who get us to accept a lie.