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Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Why are Black boys/men demonized?

Jul. 16 |           By Kevin Reese Guest Commentator I was born in 1986 in the middle of the crack era. I was born into a world of uncertainty, a world of confusion, poverty, missed education, and in this world I got lost. Lucky for...

A letter to Black men in America

A letter to Black men in America

Jul. 12 |               By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   There are a set of rules that go with being intelligent. Black men of America, wake up and smell the funk of failures. The bad taste in our minds and mouths...

A healthy me for a healthy you

A healthy me for a healthy you

Mar. 6 | When we speak about health, oftentimes physical health comes to mind first. Physical health is important for everyone to be attentive to. Just as equally, we need to be attentive to our mental and spiritual health as well. As Black folks, we have...

Why avoid single mothers?

Why avoid single mothers?

Jan. 2 |   Black men have no business looking down on single sistahs with chirren. Long as I’ve been Black, single moms proved a rule, not an exception. Plenty Black men have been, in fact, raised by a single Black woman, busting her hips, all on her...

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

Aug. 29 |   “When you shoot somebody, that’s not the only person that you’re killing.”   — Nona Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, testifying after his death   I attended a neighborhood meeting on racism. Afterward I mentioned the comments...