Tag Archives: black male health

Breaking the Silence: Why Black Men Neglect Self-Care and How to Change It

For two solid weeks, I stumbled around with a fever of 103. Along with the fever there were night sweats and the inability to sleep. While most people would have seen this as a signal to seek out medical help, I chose to soldier on and disregard my health. In earlier writings, I have directed… Read More »

My Love Letter To All The Wonderful Plant Based Black Folks I Met During Covid

Greetings all, It has been one solid year of eating like I got some sense. One year ago, my doctor spit out an awful diagnosis. High Blood Pressure. Stroke adjacent. Daily Pills. After being pissed off and eating my through a pandemic for five months, I made a decision. I would not be a statistic… Read More »

No Mas Caca: Day Three

My first thought when someone says “be reasonable” is always “f%ck you”. However, when asked what my determination would be for a spiritual group, I chose to clean up the language and go for a more sedate- STOP BEING REASONABLE!!! All around the world things go on that seem very unreasonable and we adjust and… Read More »

No Mas Caca: Day One

Something happens when you reach an almost twenty-year-old goal! You lose your s$%t! This is what happens. You begin to believe that anything is possilbe. You begin dusting off old dreams and thinking “what next?” instead of “it’s too late”. Let me catch you up… Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine premiered in 2002. Although I’d… Read More »

Day Twenty Eight – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

Was my grand experiment a failure? Could I haave done things differently? I’d have to say yes and no to the first question and a resounding yes to the second question? My goal was to go thirty days without sugar. And regardless of how much I want to blame the food industry for my slip… Read More »

Day Twenty – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

Maybe I’m running out of ways to lament about my battle. I just heard a challenge that involves not only no sugar but no manufactured meat substitutes. My friend calls it franken meat. Although, I ‘ve let the sugar go (with the exception of what they slip into my yummy oat milk) I’m still eating… Read More »

Day Nineteen – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

As I approach the end of this month-long experiment two things are clear. One- I can do this! And Two- I’m a filmmaker ya’ll. I am completing a new documentary on health and black men and was wise enough to document my journey and all that I’ve learned in the process. I’m unsure if this… Read More »

Day Seventeen – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

My plan was simple. Eat between 10am and 4pm only. It seemed easy enough and a snap to execute. But as Mike Tyson would say “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face”. Well my face punch came quick and uninvited. What I failed to consider and plan for was the “big… Read More »