To be a Voyade man and/or the high valued man, one must have four social currencies to survive. Our club currencies are Morals, Character, Integrity and Money. A four legged stool will not stand to support the weight of a family if one is missing.
Moral bankruptcy makes you a leper. Questionable character means your foundation is faulty. Integrity problems mean no one can trust you when you’re tested. Lack of money means you cannot support a family.
High valued men aspire to be husbands not boyfriends. High valued husbands take care of their families. High valued men are not loose with their seed. We don’t plant flowers in any pot. The social impact a family has when one parent does not exclusively provide guidance is hard. People don’t realize social impacts have strong correlation to negative economic ones too.
Ladies, its time you get some perspective on the money side. It’s something everyone seems to distort. High Valued doesn’t mean a sports star you run into in a night club. Actually it’s the guy who decides to allow the doorman to let you in.
What Top 1%, 5%, 10%, 25%, & 50% Income Earners Actually Make
Here at the Voyade, we created a pyramid guide that would help men understand where they are on the "high value" scale. If you don't know where you are, you can't figure out what direction you need to go to reach your destination.
Low Value Men: This makes up the the top 50% of black men in 2021. We all normally start off here once were employed at a decent job and learning about skill development.
Apprentice: At this level, we started working on and acquiring other skills that would help increase not only our income, but also increase our own self value as a person (Subjective Requirements). This makes up the top 25% of black men.
Journeyman: As the name implies, these are men already on the journey toward becoming high valued. At this level, those skills you acquired at Apprentice level are now helping you earn more money, create meaningful relationships, build a solid network of influential people, and gaining access to more resources. This makes up the top 10% of black men.
High Valued Man: At this level, everything you've built is established. Influential people within your network respect you, your family wealth is growing, you have access to valuable resources, you have far more options in destinations, and you're living life without permission. This makes up the top 5% of black men.
Don’t forget the unicorn is a thing too. Due to the rare occasion that one can actually reach this level, we didn't bother putting it on the pyramid. At that level, you almost own, well, everything. Now, we'll explain the numbers here. What is the income associated with each level?
Based on the Internal Revenue Service’s 2017 database, being in the top 10% of income earners means you earn $113,000 per year. How much top African American men make is a discussion we have to talk about if we want high value.
For 2021, the numbers are all about 15% higher partly thanks to inflation.
Top 1%: $437,407 and up (Unicorn) Scarce
Top 5%: $180,561 (High Value) High
Top 10%: $130,869 (Journeyman) Excellent
Top 25%: $77,372 (Apprentice) Great
Top 50%: >$38,005 (Low Value) Good/Ok
Morals, Character and Integrity are subjective. Each person derives their purpose according to their opinions. The commonality of different creeds revolves around right action.
Right action excludes violence, belligerence, mental abuse or choosing not to maintain a family structure.
The expression each culture chooses is unique but fundamentals remain.
Emotional sensitivity, empathy, and consideration are icing, not the cake. These items make the relationship sweet. Despite the sweet taste, no one wants to only eat a tub full of icing. That type of diet makes you sick to your stomach.
That’s why men who only have these qualities don’t have lasting impacts in relationships. Ladies this is the same reason why you end up tired of these men after a year.
Don’t prioritize roof shingles over the foundation of your house. When you start building you start from the ground up. A roof is important but it can’t exist without something to stand on.
Nothing Wrong With Good (Low Valued) & Great (Apprentice)
I’m all about statistical odds. Chances are if you shoot for High Value you have a very small window of success. For every 10 men you meet only 1 man will meet an income threshold.
The 1 man you meet out of every 10, only half of them (optimistically speaking) will have their act together morally.
Don’t over complicate it by thinking he needs to be in scarce or rare categories. This is how you end up 30 years old with a dog and asking “Where are all the men at?”
This is also how you end up alone and invisible.
There are 15.2 million unmarried black women in the United States out of 21.7 million as of 2019. Chances are they're more today.
There are 11.9 million working Black men in America out of 19.9 million as of 2021. The top 5% means only 597,000 Black men are considered “High Value”.
Ladies there are 15.2 million unmarried black women competing for less than 1.2 million high value men. Statistics show that more than 4 out of 5 women will not get a High Value Man because there isn’t enough of them available for every unmarried woman. These are facts.
The Apprentice is just as good as the Journeyman. Apprentice men are usually more motivated to focus on morals because they know they don’t make as much.
High Value Works Both Ways
For the ladies who don’t have anything more than their presence to offer…there’s nothing bad with Low Valued either. It's far better than No Value. You have to be realistic about yourself too.
You can’t command High Value men if all you offer are your body and presence. It takes two offers not one to win in a negotiation.
There’s a such thing as a Low Value Woman too. She typically looks hot, has one kid, works at some office job, has a 610 credit score and has an associate’s degree (or high school diploma).
Ladies before you seek a high value man, ask yourself if you are a high valued woman. If you’re not that’s okay. Just never forget to ask yourself why you deserve one. Your reason has to be more than just showing up pretty and standing around.
Gentleman, share this article with women who are confused on what high valued really means. This could save them time, energy, and possibly wind up married and happy.