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 […]

How a trip to an amusement park taught me a life lesson.


Last week was a celebratory event as my oldest daughter turned the big 1-3. As a father I can honestly say that it was a day that I’ve been dreading. Over the years I’ve enjoyed watching her grow into the young lady that she is and I’m looking forward to […]

Why you should take your pants more serious


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 […]

Daddy Confessions: They don’t play no more!!!


So, this past summer my oldest daughter reached another developmental milestone—she turned the BIG 1-2. It’s the time when emotional, physical and social changes begin to move at a rapid pace. For the most part of the summer I’ve witnessed her transitions such as her additional moodiness, laziness, less display […]

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 […]

Daddy Confessions: To spoil or not to spoil…


I was having a deep conversation with some friends not too long ago in regards to child-rearing. We began by discussing a variety of layers of the topic, but the one that we became emotionally vested in was the belief that we were spoiling our kids. So the conversation began […]

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 […]