Dear Black Men, Your Lives Matter

Too many times, since the 2020 riots started, I’ve heard “we/they are yelling black lives matter, but we/they are killing each other”. No shit! Black Lives Matter is a term that can be used across the board. We are not only talking to white people and cops, but it is also a message to our brothers… YOUR LIFE MATTERS! As a black youth I was conditioned to believe that embracing our culture was worthless. Not only worthless, but even damning. I was taught that success looked like a white man…

Black in the Day…A Million Strong

October 16, 1995: On this day a million Black men and children converged on DC. The Million Man March was a large gathering of African-American men in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995 held on and around the National Mall.  This assembly of black men was organized and hosted by the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who called for all able-bodied African American men to come to the nation’s capital to address the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities.  Although the Million Man March was proposed and organized primarily by…