Once upon a time, I lived in Colombia. I noticed that I was the only black guy who wasn’t a construction worker, security guard, mule driver, or servant.
The 300MENri Leadership Academy is a venture in Providence, Rhode Island, focused on the promotion of positive male development.
The narrative should be that absentee fathers need to step forward and manage their responsibilities, but blackness is an easy target for criticism.
Identity can be a complex beast. I was born and raised in Brooklyn to Haitian parents, and grew up in a system that only ever spoke about African-Americans.
Kendrick Lamar recorded a thesis. He recorded the 2015 State of Black America for posterity. And he did it brilliantly. It’s accurate. It’s artful.
I’ve spent a great deal of time and words capturing what has been going on in Baltimore. I’ve yet to include how this makes me feel. I don’t feel very good.
As an infant, I was injured in a car accident caused by a drunken driver. But even though I was paralyzed, I didn’t let my disability slow me down.
My mother and father grew up in segregation. Mickey and Miami have fooled people into thinking otherwise, but Florida is and always was a Southern state.