Why is Football Still Legal in America?

On the surface Lebron James, President Obama and Malcolm Gladwell have little in common. They all have at least one Black parent but the buck seems to stop there. Two have written books. Two enjoy basketball. But one thread that these men all share is that they would not let their children play football. Banning…

5 Things to Teach Black Boys by 5 Years Old

When my son turned five years old I reflected on what are some of the most important I had taught him so far. It occurred to me that I should write about the five things that all Black boys should be taught by years old. I am not a perfect parent, I am good parent,…

Why are Black Parents Still Spanking Kids?

Why are parents still spanking children?  Some stereotypes are out of date, some are false and others stick because they are true. Black families are much more likely to beat their children than non Black families. Why do Black people beat their kids in such high frequencies? Most pro beaters will say that Black people…

4 Tips for Single Fathers

The relationship is over with your child’s mother; maybe you never had one with her from the start. That matters little now. At this point, the best you can do is to work on becoming the greatest single father you can. Single fathers can catch a great deal of bad rap from the media. Most…

5 Things Malcolm X Taught Us

Brother Malcolm. Icon, influencer and short lived. We all know his story and what he stood for. He was Black and told Black people to love being Black. Nothing complicated. He was hands on, much different from the Instagram and Twitter Black Power Crowd of today. He died for us. Malcolm was a Christ like…

5 Ways for Parents to leave Wealth for their Family

It’s no secret that Black people are lacking in net worth. Sometimes it is a mindset and some Black families should have a more positive way of thinking. I had a negative mindset once in my life so I do understand what some parents are going through. Even if parents push their children to college…

The Black History of Superman

Ask any child in America to name his or her favorite superheros and their list will most likely have Superman on it. We love Superman and why not, he saves the world, has big muscles, can see through walls and can even fly. He continues to sell out theaters all while still writing for a…

Should Black Americans Get Reparations for Slavery?

Some would argue that slavery was based on racism and financial discrimination. As badly as Black Americans were treated during almost two and a half centuries of slavery, there was a financial element in this equation as well. Black Americans were never paid for their work. Should Black Americans be paid reparations for slavery today?…

Is Black History Month Relevant?

America has now had a Black President, a Black first lady and Black CEO at a Fortune 500 company. Many other areas of business and culture traditionally held for white men have also been infiltrated by people of color. Since reconstruction Black people have flourished in politics, business, arts and education. Black people have gone…

Was Charles Barkley Right about Role Models?

“I am not a role model… Parents should be role models” Years later, was Charles Barkley speaking the truth or simply passing on the bill to someone else? It is hard to say, but it is understandable to comprehend where he was coming from. Athletes do get paid millions of dollars to perform entertainment but…