3 Life Lessons I Learned via my Laptop Crashing

BlackManOnPc

If you’re anything like me, your laptop/computer is like a lifeline. As a writer, I’ve become accustomed to depending on it as a means of an emotional release—therapy in a sense. It’s my escape from the normalcies of everyday life. Over the years it has become more than that. It […]

Who gets the big piece of Chicken?

Family Having A Meal Together At Home

Recently, I was watching one of Chris Rock’s classic stand-up shows, Bigger & Blacker. It never fails that every time I watch it there is one skit that cracks me up with no hesitation—the big piece of chicken. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you look it up; that’s […]

Why you should take your pants more serious

Pants

I woke up this morning in a rather amusing way.  I don’t know what sparked it but the word britches (or breeches for my bourgeois people) seamed its way to the front of my mind. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, the word is simply […]

Dance No More

dance-no-more

AS THE SUN pierced thru the cracks of the closed blinds, Elijah was awakened by the sweet smell of hickory smoked bacon. With excitement he jumped out his bed as this only meant one thing—Jamma and Paw-Paw were visiting. He stumbled over the cords to his video game as he […]

Tears of the Village

Tears of the Village

The tears of the village can be seen throughout the crevices of the building blocks we call our communities. This book was designed to act as a cloth to wipe away the tears and begin to build upon the needed foundations as we continue our journey of strategizing in a […]

Why do we disrespect the Black Woman?

Black Superwoman

Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, said it best when she said all she needs is R.E.S.P.E.C.T. While I fully understand that as every relationship is different, there may be differences of opinion in terms of what’s respectful versus disrespectful in such relationships. However, as black men, it is our […]

The Restoration of the Village

Restoration of the village

W.E.B Dubois has stated that education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men. In order to pursue and sustain the growth and development of the Black community, we must first take it back. I define taking back the […]

Boyz N the Hood: The film that appreciates with time

Boyz N The Hood

Throughout history there has always been a pivotal moment in time that was defined as being a transitional period—a period of change. It is a change that challenged not only the foundation, but the system for which a culture thrived. That change eventually became the engine for the growth and […]

Still “Mis”-educated

Miseducated

Education is defined as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction or an enlightened experience. “Mis” is defined as ill, mistaken, wrong or incorrectly. So when you hear the word mis-education, your mind should immediately reveal the absence or the misinformed structure of the word education. I first saw […]

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