As we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor discussion in a few short days, I thought it best to regularly share different perspectives to expand our worldview and enlighten our understanding of those things we may not see or experience every day. Throughout the book, MarkContinue reading “Coffee Talk: Wake Up Everybody!”
The Washington Post released the following statement given by President Obama. In it, the President deliberately stated that we must do something to change the trajectory of our African American boys. To that end, I felt it important to repost a summary of the mini-series I published titled, “A Way Up for African American Boys.” I have several purposes for this series: 1) providing education and increasing awareness, 2) challenging everyone that each of us can do something about this issue, and 3) reflecting a realistic and positive image of Black boys and men in America. Let’s talk about it.
In March of 2012, I wrote an article titled Trayvon Martin is Not Emmett Till for Urban Faith online magazine. I shared, “eventually, we will forget…Trayvon is not the modern-day Emmett Till. Our attention spans are much too short for that, and our thirst for the next trending topic is much too great. We willContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here: Race and Our Children”