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  • NEVER Give Up On Our Children

      As a life skills trainer that facilitates male youth workshops, I’d love to tell all of you that I always have the answers to every challenge presented to me by my charges.  Any of you who are parents would know that it would be pure malarkey if I told […]

  • “The Current” Says WE Care About Amber Cole (And Our Boys)

      Last night, 10.26.11, I was a guest on the BlogTalkRadio show “The Current,” hosted by Kenda Bell.  The topic for this  show was “I Care About Amber Cole!” and was driven by the video of a 14 year old girl performing fellatio on her ex-boyfriend.  This act was performed […]

  • Is Morality Obsolete?

      I recently read a disturbing article in the September 23, 2011 issue of The Week magazine.  (Has Morality Became Obsolete, page 14 – via The New York Times).  In it, author David Brooks “sums up the moral philosophy of most young Americans” by highlighting the refrain: If it feels […]

  • Choose To Be Young

      It occurs to me that youth is truly wasted on the young.  I mean, they have no choice in the matter.  They ARE young.  Which means (inexperience and immaturity aside), they have energy, verve, vigor, excitement, athletic ability (more or less, LOL) and a general physical “feel-goodedness” (yes, I […]

  • Public School Administrators Are Scared. Period.

    I just finished watching “Your Bottom Line” on CNN, hosted by Christine Romans.  The topic of the day was “Fixing the Education System.”  To say that the problems facing the public education system in America are complex and far-reaching would be an understatement, at best.  I was therefore appalled at […]

  • An American Question

    In the February 8, 2011 edition of the New York Daily News, Halle Berry’s contentious split with former beau Gabriel Aubry is documented.  More specifically, the article brings to light that one of the points of contention is whether their daughter Nahla is White or Black. See the article here. […]

  • Take Action!

    In Numbers 27: 12 – 13, God instructed Moses to climb a mountain east of the River Jordan, and gaze upon the promised land.  God told Moses that he would die upon doing so.  Knowing this, Moses did exactly as instructed.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the night before […]

  • R.U.L.E.S for Black Men Symposium

    On Saturday, November 13, 2010, I had the distinct pleasure to be a panelist and presenter at the R.U.L.E.S for Black Men Symposium held on the campus of Morgan State University. The Brothers of the Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the members of S.M.O.O.T.H. (Strong Men […]

  • Its Time for Schools and Communities to Step Up

    Education Week posted a great article about the history of state interventions with struggling schools. Original article is here. One statement in particular stood out: “States have a better record of performing “triage” during emergencies than in building the foundation for educational improvements, writes the author of the report, William […]