Missississippi and Texas Lift the Mask Mandate and… IDGAFWGRSISWMMFM

Long, but short coming from me, nod to Estelle Getty aka Sophia Petrillo because it’s Women’s History Month and I love Golden Girls, story shorter…
IDGAFWGTSISWMMFM and also *IYCNMWNMIWCVR*

*The last word is Respectfully. 😂

Gloria “Wish a MF Would” Richardson is Black History

Hayes. Gloria Hayes Richardson is her name. And it’s a name we already know, or should know. But the images of her staring down the National Guard, as they point rifles in the direction of her and her colleagues, begets a cornucopia of pettiness. Petty that is so petty, I’m forced to legally change her name. Because, you see, she lives by a different creed than me. Whenever I face down the barrel of white supremacy either figuratively, or in Gloria’s case, literally, I HOPE everything turns out ok. I…

My Ode to Detroit – a flashback Christmas story

Once upon a time, in 1990, my dad decided to leave Cape Town, South Africa, in the heart of Apartheid and explore a Fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit. My mom decided that she and all four of us little kids would come along for the adventure. I was 10 years old at the time. Come along with me, as I remember my first Christmas in Detroit. My experience as a child, was nothing short of extra ordinary, especially when the first 10 years of your life was spent at the bottom of Africa.

Vulnerability, Unity, And Progress: Tlk 3:7 is a critical revelation of Black Boy Joy

Black Boy Joy. That’s all I can say about getting nine brothers from Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, in one space to discuss relevant topics imperative to our culture. We can argue, bicker and disagree, but the one thing that we all agree on is that we are all brothers. We will hold one another accountable, we will lift each other up publicly and we will protect our black women collectively! This conversation is something that stems from our Black Man’s Book Club that we host…

Black Men of TLK 37 Talk Mental Health, Protecting Black Women, Financial Liberation and More in New Docu-Series

I don’t know about you guys but as a Black living in the midst of a pandemic, I often find myself exhausted. On one hand, COVID-19 has exposed the many disparities in the health care system in this country. On the other hand, we continue to see black lives on the opposite end of justice. In order to cope with the emotional ups and downs of this season, I started a book club. The goal was to connect with brothers across the country and process books written by black authors…