BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

“You’re supposed to fail!” As a Black male in society, I have noticed something since I was a young boy. And that is that we are not only expected to … Continue reading BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

“For those who died, I thank you.” As a young man born in the year 1987, I did not experience those turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement. Now my … Continue reading I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

NEWBO: IS THERE TIME FOR A CULTURE SHIFT

“We carved one out before, why not again?” In the 1610’s, the African American population was forced to the United States as indentured servants. Later becoming slaves, losing names, religions, … Continue reading NEWBO: IS THERE TIME FOR A CULTURE SHIFT

BLACK MEN REVEALED: WHAT WE REALLY FEEL IN LIFE

“The fear of being me, that only another me understand.” Growing up for me, I was always scared to walk outside. Whether it was the gang violence or police officers, … Continue reading BLACK MEN REVEALED: WHAT WE REALLY FEEL IN LIFE

1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS

“What happens when identity has to be recreated?” Two years from now will be the year 2019, which will mark the 400 year period since the first Africans were brought … Continue reading 1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS

HOOP DREAMS: WHY SPORTS IS THE TICKET FOR BLACK MALES

“A gone make it!” “With the number one pick, of the NBA/NFL draft, the ________ select _______ of the University of ________.” These are the words young boys dream of … Continue reading HOOP DREAMS: WHY SPORTS IS THE TICKET FOR BLACK MALES

STRIKEOUT!: Black Males Departure from Baseball

“Where have they gone?” It was April 15, 1947 when baseball player Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. And for those of you who’ve been … Continue reading STRIKEOUT!: Black Males Departure from Baseball