Painful to Watch (The Reality TV Train Wreck)

Surprise! Reality TV is not reality; it is scripted situations arranged to cause conflict for entertainment. If you aren’t familiar with this television genre, it is described as television programs in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative. You may have already known this; however, a lot of concern... Read more »

Who's Your Daddy?

Everyone needs an example, right? “Say, See, and Do” is a common learning strategy used by some educators across the country. This practice is founded on the idea of following the leader. The notion of an example holds so much weight for us as people, even more so as minority men. As a matter of... Read more »

These are NOT Alternative Facts

From the Investigation of the Chicago Police Department (Jan. 13th 2017) “The City received over 30,000 complaints of police misconduct during the five years preceding our investigation, but fewer than 2% were sustained, resulting in no discipline in 98% of these complaints. Our review of CPD’s complaint database showed 980 police misconduct complaints coded as... Read more »

Laughter Is Good for the Soul

I think I have what could possibly be one of the weirdest sense of humor you will find. I grew up in a single parent home, with my three older brothers. A good portion of our time we spent entertaining each other. There were so many nights that we laughed, played, did celebrity impersonations, mimicked... Read more »

Tell Them Why You're Mad, Son!

As a kid I grew up watching the TV show “The Incredible Hulk” (1977-1982). The live action series starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner, whose alter ego is the Hulk. If you’re familiar with the Marvel Comics character, in human form Dr. Banner spends a large amount of time trying to remain calm;... Read more »

GAME OVER: Men vs. Women

Step 1. Boy meets Girl. Step 2. Boy is attracted to Girl’s physical beauty. Step 3. Boy does whatever it takes to make Girl comfortable with him. Step 4. Boy gets Girl to let her guard down. Step 5. Boy has sex with Girl. Step 6. Boy’s interest in Girl decreases. Step 7. Boy feels... Read more »

Gracefully Declining the Role of the Villain

Do you know what it’s like to feel unwanted? Have you ever been around a group of people who made it evident that they really didn’t like your company? You know what it’s like to feel that negative energy? We’ve all felt that way at one point or another, right? Roll back the curtains in... Read more »