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Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing Part 6 ( Black Brilliance and Social Capital)

As a powerful culture that is innovative, resourceful and has survived one of the cruelest and most vicious genocidal attacks the planet has ever seen, we must rethink gender roles and redefine what is possible for all members of our culture. We can no longer allow estrangement from our gay brothers and sisters. We can… Read More »

Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing Part 5 ( Sex and Sexuality))

Speaking of making dumb as hell decisions, nowhere do we make more zany and life altering choices than in the realm of sex and sexuality. With HIV infection rates in the black community hovering around 70% of all new cases within the last two years and young black gay/questioning youth making up 50 % of… Read More »

Warning: Black, Gorgeous, Brilliant Gay Man is Influencing Young Children

My very young and impressionable grandchildren cornered me one day regarding my pending nuptials. Are you the girl? Who will wear the dress? After the inquisition was masterfully handled, they each shrugged, looked at each other then sped off on a skateboard and bike respectively. I have influenced hundreds of young people and it always… Read More »

Rules of Reality

Prologue: Rules of Reality America in 2050 was no longer about freedom. Americans had willingly traded freedom for constant surveillance and fear. What began immediately following 9/11 as a war on terror, quickly became a war on everyday decent citizens. Why focus on terrorists when it would be just as easy to focus on everyone.… Read More »

Why Homelessness Matters and What Can Be Done to Fix It

When you are homeless nothing else matters. When you don’t have solid footing, no matter your level of intelligence or education, everything is seen through the prism of: I don’t matter because I have no control or input regarding my most basic of necessities. I have been there: living in hotels with lunatic boyfriends, sleeping… Read More »