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


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


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 […]