The invisible element, which we often shy away from in the black community, is the truth and reality of mental illness and exhaustion.
Until we accept every form and contributing piece of black masculinity, we will never be able to grow fully into ourselves
“He bathed in blackness,” said the late historian John Henrik Clarke.
Mental health awareness has been an underlying theme in hip-hop for decades it just was not as clearly stated or respected until more recently.
I'm not a big activist, but if I make Calendly successful then my nephew and niece (my biggest motivations), have people in tech that look just like them.
It is no secret that television has a vital influence on the way we see ourselves and the perceptions that others have about those individuals who look like us.
I use media to shape the archetypes of what successful entrepreneurs of color, particularly black men, do look like, and could or should look like.
Be the African kid who says, “I'm going to be the first one who goes to Mars.”
To be a loved, yet misunderstood black man in America is nothing new.
One cannot fight oppression selectively. In an oppressive society, either we fight all forms of injustice or we become oppressors ourselves.