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Morris Junior

Recently self-published book. Black Stoicism.

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Hi Everyone. I recently published a book about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual stoicism of the African diaspora. There are 65 poems/letters, describing experiences of resilience and wrestling with all elements of health, while showing admiration and respect to elders. I am interested in a book review.


Black Stoicism

Morris Junior

ISBN: 9781098305192

April 2020











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I did not appreciate that there was a history or tradition of stoicism in the Black community. Can you elaborate @Morris Junior, provide an example, or excerpt?

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Yes, my apologies. Black Stoicism is a poetic way of clarifying the highest virtue. It's an attempt to expound on the in-depth range of emotions the Black community possesses. Other cultures' inability to see outside of their hatred and ignorance fuels their blindness and their empty-headed perspectives to view the Black community as immune to pain. Because of our determination and spirits, I attempt to clarify Stoicism's meaning by expanding on how the Black community re-shapes any terminology and language. The Black community endures much deeper emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological agony; we provide new meaning to words and definitions. Being Black in the Black community is the highest virtue.


Here is an excerpt.



Purchased us for jail cells

Purchased us for stem cells

Purchased us for plant cells


Sell us your addictions

Sell us your deceptions

Sell us your convictions


Farewell to your blackmail

Knock over your cocktail

Staring at your marcel


Say hello

Black-owned businesses

Say hello

Black millionaires

Say hello

Educated black women

Say hello

First Black President


Our journey is hell

But we know our story

 Our souls refined

We know how to feel


Being Black is lovely

Being Black is beautiful

Being Black is joyful Being

Black is amazing


We are the definition


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