Authenticity, Honesty, Compassion, and Swag: TLK 3:7 is a Compelling display of Black Manhood

By Hasan James These past seven months have been a time for the ages. I vividly remember being told by a Black Medical Doctor that COVID-19 would not affect African Americans in large numbers because our pigmentation would protect us from the deadly disease. Yet here we are with well over 8.3 million cases in the United States, with well over 221,000 deaths and African Americans being three times more likely than whites to contract COVID-19. After seeing so many people I know being personally affected by the disease; including…

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…

GetFamiliar Episode 3 D. Horton

This #GetFamiliar episode was different! We got to chat with D. Horton while recording in the studio. The conversation was lovely! D. Horton: “It’s just like me… sitting down with myself and saying “Okay how does this make you feel?” and being honest with it, being transparent I think a lot of people who have been going out fighting and going through so many traumatic experiences from a pandemic to like … (pause) you have to be able to sit down and say, “where am I? What’s going on in…

John Focke has Focked Up

Technology is a wonderful thing. A very useful thing. It can also be very troublesome if used incorrectly. Charlotte Hornets radio play-by-play announcer John Focke found out the latter the hard way. Earlier today The Charlotte Hornets  indefinitely suspended their first-year radio play-by-play announcer after he sent out a tweet using the N-word with the hard “er”….OOPS!! Focke was tweeting about the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game Monday afternoon. “Shot making in this Jazz-(N-word) game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!” After realizing what…