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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Does It Matter How We Talk to our children?

August 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The answer is yes. When my girls were young, there were two words they were forbidden to say in our home to each other or others. Stupid and dumb. Why? I grew up in a household where these two little words were said to me over and over until I started to believe I was stupid and dumb. As a child, those toxic words poisoned my... [Read more...]

The Goliathan Complex: Three Ways Our Attitudes as Men Manifest as Giants.

August 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Several years ago I authored a book called Brotha2Brotha: Becoming Healthy Men from the Inside Out. In this book, I used the biblical epic of David and Goliath to remind us as men of our greatness – challenges notwithstanding. ‘Goliath’ was analogous to any force, internal or external, that deprives us of our humanity... [Read more...]

6 Questions Your Partner Should Be Able to Answer.

August 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Communication and trust are important for the foundation of a relationship. Regardless of who you date, you are likely to run into topics that will make one or both of you uncomfortable. Moving in together, household affairs, and finances are sure to come up. Being able to express one’s thoughts and feelings is vital in building... [Read more...]

The Key To Uplifting The Black Community.

Tweet ( As Africans in America, we need to grab control over some things to uplift the black community. One major thing we must find a way to construct in our community is our own educational system. The benefits to that could lead us to many opportunities to raise a wealthier community, embed progressive and brilliant mindsets towards... [Read more...]

How do we teach our children about taking part in community service?

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In my line of work, I meet a lot of people. As the Program Coordinator for one of the largest global organization in the United States, I spend most of my time at community and corporate events. So I am always meeting people of diverse backgrounds. One of my jobs is to coordinate volunteers to help with organizing events. We... [Read more...]

Why We Are No Longer Niggas.

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Politics, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( What sickens me about the black community is that most of us still claim to be niggas. When in fact we are not niggas. A lot of people may have convinced us that nigga is different than nigger; that they have different meanings. When that cannot be further from the truth. Calling any black person a nigga, is the same as calling... [Read more...]

5 Signs You’re a Toxic Parent.

August 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( First things first, let’s dismiss the notion that as a parent you know exactly what’s best for your child. The harsh reality is that most of us adults don’t even have our lives together. We may be able to provide food, clothing and shelter yet lack satisfaction and fulfillment in our day to day life. Most adults are over-worked,... [Read more...]

A Three-Step Formula for Getting the Best from Fatherhood.

Tweet ( Being a father is an amazing experience. I know there is a tendency in our culture to make a distinction between being a father and a dad. I do not choose to placate such judgmental positions. Call me father, call me dad, whatever term you use does not define for me the sentiment of raising a boy or girl into a man or a woman.... [Read more...]

How To Rehabilitate Our Community.

Tweet ( A lot of the time, I spend days thinking of ways to better the health and wealth of the black community, because nothing means more to me than to uplift and heal our community, we are in desperate need of change. I know many of us have heard that before, that we need a change but, that change needs to come from the black community;... [Read more...]

Progression Towards Africans in America, Only Because the White Man Said So? 

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( This week I had this conflict with a white female, as she claimed I was racist because I support black couples and she felt as if I was putting down interracial relationships, which my stance on that is I do not support interracial relationships and here is why. There will never be progress in the black community if we continue... [Read more...]

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