A Son's Cry

June 12, 2020

What is actually happening with our leaders? I don’t just mean our politicians, although they are key culprits. I am also referring to our corporate leaders, our higher ed institution leaders, our local leaders.

In the past couple weeks, I have witnessed misstep after...

April 26, 2019

Everyday, we wake up and before we open our eyes, we feel around frantically on our nightstand trying to find our glasses. We finally grasp the familiar shape of our “life savers”,  those beloved spectacles without which we would see hardly anything.  Without hesitatio...

August 4, 2016

Have you read the guiding principles of Black Lives Matter (BLM)? What are your thoughts? For the most part, they are constructed with foresight and thoughtfulness. However, I have some fundamental questions about some of the undertones of the message in the guiding pr...

June 14, 2016

I recently did a Convergence Conversation in conjunction with the ACTS Group in Sacramento.  Convergence Conversations are like a Christian TED Talks.  ACTS stands for Advancing City Transformation Strategies--an organization committed to using the collective intellect...

May 13, 2016

I wanted to say a couple words on the recent outcry about the photo of a group of WestPointers with raised fists.  Now, in general, this would NEVER make news if it stayed as a “group of WestPointers”.  It becomes news only when we add qualifiers like “black” or “femal...

March 19, 2016

I recently delivered the keynote at The Black Convocation at a University on the theme “Shifting The Black Agenda: Cultivating Intersectionality, Solidarity and Collective Power” and I challenged the audience to go on an objective journey with me.

 

During our journey, I...

March 14, 2016

My son's winter basketball team was made up of 3rd graders but was placed in the most competitive division with 4th graders.  I never fathomed the transformative, rich lessons that I would get from their team but most importantly, from my son. Jalen was one of the youn...

July 27, 2015

How many times have you heard someone urge a young man to “Be a man!” or “Man Up!”?  How many times have you said that to someone?   These words have been referred to by a few others before me as the most devastating words, detrimental to emotional wellbeing, that can...

June 16, 2015

 

Living life without hearing the voice of a father saying "well done son" can be torturous with pain bleeding well over into adulthood.  Despite how trivial they may seem, these words from a father, regardless of whether you won the game or delivered your lines in the...

June 16, 2015

Many of us who can relate to experiencing The Daddy Issue acknowledge that in our own fathering, our natural inclination in certain situations is not often what we would deem to be our desired response.  We who lack the experience of being fathered or have faced patern...

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