Book Review: Black Privilege


I’m currently listening to my second audible session of Charlamange tha God’s memoir, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create it. Although the title suggests that this book is only for African American’s, there are gems in here for all races.

Charlamagne discusses how our mindset determines the outcome of our success, not our physical location, current economic status or our economic history. He stresses that “life is about constant evolution.”

Charlamagne calls himself the ‘God’ because he understands the power that God has instilled in all of us. We are the creators of our universe, and We have more control of our lives than we think. This is the mindset of someone who realizes that he/she is not a victim of societal pressures. You are the diamond that shines in the midst of said pressure. You can either be a light that illuminates the earth or the darkness that overshadows your potential.

What Can You Expect to Get From Reading Black Privilege?

Beyond the fact that Charlamagne’s is committed to honesty, this book is very inspirational. If you are a fan of writers who do not sugarcoat the truth, you will be inspired by what Charlamagne says in this book.  He says the same thing that many motivational and inspirational speakers have said before but for some reason the tone and humor in which he says it resonates with the self-conscious reader.

For example, a simple statement like: “For you to change your life for the better, you must change your lifestyle,” resonates with so many of us, but the same many have yet to take steps to make that change. For whatever reason: family, history or dependency, we continue to keep company with people that are not good for our spirit–this is not to say that you shouldn’t talk to them ever again. It means that you need to spend more time with people who advance your purpose. Keep the energy surrounding you positive, productive and principled.

Written by a man who grew up during the uprise of hip-hop, Charlamagne uses references to the culture to connect with his readers. I believe that this book will motivate men just as much as women to live out their purpose, whatever that may be. To help the reader relish in his/her God-given right to live life abundantly, Charlamange shares eight principles. A few of my favorites are:

  • Live your truth
  • It’s not the size of the pond, but the hustle in the fish.
  • There are no losses, only lessons
  • Put the Weed in the Bag (not what you may be thinking. You have to read it understand this concept)

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