He Writes

Weight on the Watch

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Black women, If you can only see yourselves as we see you. I took a trip to Los Angeles over a year ago for the first time in my life. Like any half aware person, I went to L.A. with a certain perception of glitz...

Passing the Relationship Bar: Getting it Right the First Time

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What’s the difference between a life test and a scholastic test? Some would say that scholastic tests are given to you after the lesson, while life tests are given to you before the lesson; that scholastic tests are standardized evaluation tools that base your effectiveness...

Musings from a Youthful Soul: The Blimp In The Sky

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They say a midget standing on the giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So that means that the whole black world is standing on ‘Rack’s shoulders just to see further than he is. Naw, not that simple. But it is a start....

Papa was no rolling stone

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You want to believe that you can do it without him. Screw it, you tell yourself. If he doesn’t want me, then it’s his loss. So you go on with life, growing up in a masculine society without a masculine role model to become a...

Mama Alone

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Mama with no daddy, or daddy with no mama? This was one of the senseless conundrums that swished across my cerebellum recently. LeBron’s graceful comments toward his mom during Game 4 of the Boston-Cleveland series was the impetus of such navel-gazing. Lebron did apologize afterwards,...