Black Boy Joy

Black Boy Joy  /ˈblak ˈbȯi ˈjȯi/  slang. – the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one black boy desires. The hashtag #BlackBoyJoy emerged to challenge the way we view black masculinity in society.

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

– Denzel Washington.

Instead of highlighting the Black experience through an interview, today’s Pick Progress post celebrates the many dynamic and brilliant faces that epitomize #BlackBoyJoy.

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Day 29 — Story posted on February 28, 2020