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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Three-Point Personal Checklist for Increasing Your Dad Power.

May 24, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As we move into the shadow of another Fathers Day, much will be written and said about how priceless the institution is. I personally love the day and its meaning. Not only because it’s an opportunity to celebrate the dad zeitgeist, but also because I’m always lead to ponder and consider ways of becoming a more authentic... [Read more...]

Three Attitudes Dads Must Adopt to Become Socially Active.

Tweet ( “There are a lot of kids out there who need help, who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement. And is there more we can do to give them the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them”? ~President Obama, announcing My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address the challenges... [Read more...]

Whitewashing the Historical Feats of the Black Jacobins.

Tweet ( Several years ago black actor and activist Danny Glover, presented Hollywood with a movie script about the Haitian General Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Black Jacobins and the Haitian Revolution that stunned the world but—Hollywood refused to back the film.  The reason given: There were no white heroes! Hollywood’s... [Read more...]

Things Every Man Should Achieve Before Getting Engaged.

May 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Marriage is a beautiful thing – when entered into correctly. Having someone that you can share the rest of your life with is a feeling and experience like no other. Be that as it may, marriage is not something you want to jump into just because you have a “tingly” feeling inside. It requires a man to invest himself completely... [Read more...]

New Ideas for Our Black Church Outreach.

Tweet ( The recent political climate in the U.S. has become absolutely polarizing, on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to women’s health. A huge factor in these fierce political debates is the candidate’s’ use of religion to fuel their arguments. For African Americans, this along with how the candidates handle... [Read more...]

Three Effective Strategies for Managing the Visitation Gap for Single-Dads.

May 10, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In the state of Texas, where I live, parents are usually awarded ‘co-conservator’ status in the rearing of a child. That law is intended to give both parents a fair amount of input and presence in the child’s life. Co-conservator may sound like it’s even,  but statistically it works out to about fifty-three to forty-seven... [Read more...]

Families Must Get Back To Basics.

May 5, 2016 by  
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Tweet ( For the past two Saturday nights my wife Yvette and I have intentionally carved out time to go “old school” in terms of our spending time together.  Last Saturday night, we went to a movie (Miracles From Heaven) and this Saturday we stayed home and played a good old fashioned game of Scrabble. We had not played Scrabble... [Read more...]

“Four” Lessons I Teach My Son Every Pay Period.

May 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Every two weeks my son and I exercise our money routine. This occurs every other Friday when I get paid. We sit down after school and I bring out my checkbook and I prepare to write two checks. One to myself and one to my son. We both fill out the memo section individually. He writes whatever he wants and I do the same. After... [Read more...]

African Americans and Political Insanity!

Tweet ( Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again – expecting different results. The question is, are African Americans as a people insane? It is a legitimate question, and one that deserves an answer. As a result of the 2008 Great Recession, the African American(AA) unemployment rate rose and topped out in March of... [Read more...]

Correcting Others: Right, Responsibility or Judging?

Tweet ( Clearly you hear many people quote where the Bible says “judged not lest ye be judged” from Matthew 7:1 but it is not that simple. People usually cut it off at that and ignore the next verse. Verse 2 explains that judging in the wrong way is wrong and has consequences.  His point is not to judge hypocritically because... [Read more...]

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