Zettler's Recent Articles

Sex Talk And The Babies: Time To Get Real

That talk with your daughter about how she got here? Yeah, not the most anticipated of discussions. But the chat must happen, and it generally does, through three prisms. One is the abstinence-only approach. Discourage any sexual behavior short of marriage and espouse the virtue...

The Obamas and Carters: Much Ado

As the present becomes a relic, the Obamas and the Carters will be history’s odd couple. Before Barack Obama was the eye candy of the media and political magnet for black moms and grandmas everywhere, he wasn’t as easily received among black folks. It was...

Tokenism And Black America

Sixty-six years ago, Georgia-born Jackie Robinson did the unthinkable by becoming the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Robinson was a dervish on the field, thrilling fans with his baserunning flair and exquisite all-around skills, achieving various milestones before being elected to...

Relationship For Love…And Power?

The recent surge of women in the professional ranks has affected more than the income gap between the two sexes. Premeditated by the initial lack of income balance, the closing chasm continues to shape a new generation of relationships formed around new rules. One of...

Gender And Hip Hop: Ripe For A Breakthrough?

The other day in the gym, a Kendrick Lamar tune blasted through the speakers. It was the radio version, much to the chagrin of the guy closest to me. “Doesn’t even sound right,” he said. “It’s bitch, don’t kill my vibe!'” The “trick” that took...

Why Michelle Obama Matters More

When it’s all said and done, Michelle Obama’s presence in the Oval Office may rival her husband’s. To me, right now, she surpasses him. Many remember that day in 2008, when the country elevated the first son of an African man into the top seat....
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