It's just like the enemy to turn a positive into a negative. He was able to make Eve focus on the only tree she was not supposed to eat from instead of all of the fruit she could partake in. We were no different. Instead of just celebrating the moment of my sister's engagement. I focused on the fact that my father wasn't there.
A few months ago, I wrote a Letter to My Son, a lot of it was about how to be a healthy man, devoid of toxic masculinity, highlighting some of the most important lessons I've learned. Today, I write this one to him when he gets older. P.S. You can check my letters to my… Continue reading Letter to A Black Son in America
1997 was a great year for Parental musical gems. Similar to my post: Love Like Food for My Soul (Happy Mother’s Day), I have a similar connection to one of the greatest Father songs of all time next to Isn't She Lovely and Dance with my Father, is Just the Two of Us by Will Smith. This… Continue reading Building Castles in the Sky (Happy Father’s Day)
Today, I met Mike Brown Sr. It was a truly taxing but enlightening moment. There were so many moments where I tied myself into knots. How would I feel if I were in the same place? Life comes at you quickly, will you be ready? The tragic thing about talking to Mike Brown Sr. was… Continue reading Meeting Mike Brown Sr.
The year was 1997 and Soul Food came out. It was one of the rare movies that felt distinctly black and authentic in a sea of movies and shows that portrayed black life as problematic. The cast read like hall of fame with Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa Williams, and Mekhi Phifer to just name… Continue reading Love Like Food for My Soul (Happy Mother’s Day)
The older I get, the more I start to fill out my Dad's shoes. I look in the mirror and see him daily. I speak and I hear his voice. I've come to a place of peace about most things but I struggle with becoming him when I look at the bottle. I spoke a… Continue reading Echoes of My Father (Giving Up Alcohol)
Following the themes of this week, how should a Christian act? How should a Christian look? What should he talk about? How should she interact with the world? What should be the mark left in the wake of a person with their heart on God? In truthfulness, this is something that has never been nailed… Continue reading Sho Baraka – The Narrative
In the midst of the increasingly chaotic and toxic world, I've been really trying to think about my plans of action in a positive manner. Plan of Action – Education spoke on the misconceptions we have on proper education and new ways to think. I want to propose a new way to think about family. For this… Continue reading Plan of Action – Family