How Black Men Can Be Seen Without Being Punished

I often find myself telling friends and anyone who can hear that while I am often derided and or ridiculed for being weird, outspoken and too truthful, people often rely on my insight to assist them with inviting and managing change. The one fear that consistently rears its head is that I will be rendered… Read More »

Warning: We are All Trained to Accept Violence

Several years ago, I read an essay about the ways that we respond to violence. It was pointed out that we typically will have one reaction if we are assaulted in the world by someone we don’t know or have never seen. We respond differently when it is someone we know intimately. Many times during… Read More »

Why Cops and Black Men Choose Fear over Love

Twenty plus years ago Marianne Williamson’s brilliant Return to Love rocked my world. In this mind blowing book, she addressed the concept that everything we do in life moves us closer to fear or love. Brene Brown states that culturally our daily questions consists of: Who are we supposed to be afraid of and whose… Read More »

The Great Good/Bad Black Male Hoax

When I hear the nonsense of racism regarding scary black men and then get immediately assured that I am not one of “them”, I often wonder: When is my time coming ? We have been hoodwinked into believing that some of us deserve life (educated, churchgoing, those on their way to college) while others (drug… Read More »

How to Stop Police Brutality and Save Black Men

Today, September 1, marks the beginning of a movement. My movement is to stop the brutality of black men by police that continues to sweep this country on a daily basis. Black folks and those who care about us should be aghast at our treatment. Shock and disgust will not invite change. Praying and hoping… Read More »