Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously.
Robert Reece is from Leland, MS and received his BA and MA degrees from The University of Mississippi. He is now a PhD student in sociology at Duke University where he studies race and racism and contracts as a NPO researcher. He blogs at Still Furious and Still Brave and tweets at @PhuzzieSlippers.
Robert Reece quit looking for his roots in distant lands that have not affected him so deeply as the history, culture, and people of Mississippi.
White women assuming sexual power over black men is not a new story, says Robert Reece, of news that Danny Brown received unwanted oral sex on stage.
As buzz builds about 4 NFL players coming out, Robert Reece speculates on what it will mean for them personally and for the hyper-masculine league they play in.
That most masculine of subcultures, the world of hip hop, ironically provides an acceptable outlet for men to express platonic affection for one another: through rap lyrics.
Sexual instruction manuals perpetuate the notion that, despite the apparent diversity of ways to have sex, there’s just one right way for men to be lovers.
Though the fear of black men by white people is based on racist stereotypes, black women’s fear is rooted in a lifetime of experience.
Holidays are for quality time with family and friends, sharing good food, laughter, love and joy, not for shopping.
For Kelly Marceau, exposing the complex struggles men face isn’t easy. But ignoring them is even harder.
James Michael Sama on one of the most important aspects of a relationship — the ability to make yourself vulnerable, and in turn, accept your partner’s vulnerability.
America doesn’t care about Black youth. If you don’t believe Dr. Darron T. Smith about this, just look at the disparity in the funding of public education.
Marriage, family leave, these are gaining acceptance. But what about kissing your boyfriend in public?
For The Off Parent, letting go of dating opens the pathway to knowledge.
Michael Kasdan kicks off our new Monday sports round-up feature with an off-beat take on Odell Beckham, The Red Sox, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball.
A reflection on how our childhood bad habits can follow us and hold us back as adults.
Sarafina Bianco shares four lessons she’s learned about marriage as a newlywed.
Billy Flood hopes that in the wait for justice, we can find a way to understand one another and find answers together.
James Rigdon is single for the holidays, but he has a novel plan for getting through them.
Growth hacking: Sometimes you have to reboot and refresh in order to handle your partner’s personal growth.
Tracing fingers along the map of your skin.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
How comfortable is TOO comfortable when it comes to being out in public?
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).