From Dying to Thriving: One Black Man’s Journey to Wellness

“A place to spend my quiet nights, time to unwind So much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times I once contemplated suicide, and woulda tried But when I held that 9, all I could see was my momma’s eyes No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble Not knowin […]


A Letter to my Younger Self

At 19, I drove from Michigan to Alabama to begin my second year of college. I wish my older self could have somehow transported a letter through time and left it on top of my enormous booklet of CDs which sat in the passenger seat. My future self would know to place it there; He’d […]

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Emotional Intelligence of the Black Male

As we enter the year of 2017, many Black people are wondering what will happen once President Obama leaves office. Many have displayed ideas of fear, confusion, frustration, and hopelessness. For Black people, this is understandable; We have been dealing with a significant amount of stress and confusion for many years. Recently however, more overt […]

Blue Collar Hustle

The Making Of Blue Collar Hustle — Part 1: Views From Stone Mountain

“One for the money, yes sir, two for the show A couple of years ago on Headland and Delowe Was the start of something good Where me and my nigga rode the Marta, through the hood Just tryna find that hook up, now everyday we looked up at the ceiling Watching ceiling fans go ’round, […]