Brother, why are we financially illiterate?

I was slightly relieved when I read the Prudential study, "African American Financial Experience 2015-2016." Here are key points from the research I was thoroughly proud of as a black man: African Americans graded themselves all above¬†50% in areas of managing household expenses, managing money, managing debt, and life insurance protection. 59% of African Americans... Continue Reading →

The aftermath of masculinity

What's left after black men are enslaved brainwashed and reprogrammed? A void. A hollow void like a computer with no code. See, like with a functionless computer, the man cannot function in this world without masculinity. At least not outside himself. Brave manly face for society. Like a grand performance in front of thousands. But... Continue Reading →

Becoming a dad, not just a father

I begged the heavens and the cosmos to give me a little girl. A little, precious girl to teach her about the world and men. Self-worth and confidence. I was convinced women need men and vice versa. And there are some lessons only a dad can give. Men have a way of tearing down intrinsic... Continue Reading →

TBR: Inspiration calls

It's so cool when book reviewers or v-bloggers make lists of books they want to read or to be read (TBR). It gives me hope of reading the next mind-capturing novel. I'm a bookie at heart. But I feel like I make up excuses why I can't enjoy reading. I remember my family making fun of... Continue Reading →

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