Dear Justice Thomas: The Government’s Actions (and Inactions) CAN Strip Someone of Dignity

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Decoteau Irby explains how many Black males in this country who would feel more valuable if they were given a fair chance in an unjust criminal justice system.

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My Son Is A Loser (And So Am I)

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Douglas Gertner’s son tends to misplace quite a few things, but…sometimes, so does he.

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A Lesson You Can’t Prepare For

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And one day the seat was empty. JC Perez-Duthie on how he dealt with a loss of a student.

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3 Things To Remember When You’re Falling In Love

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Jordan Gray says that love can be scary… and you’re allowed to be feeling a lot of big feelings.

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The Boy She Would Have Been

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Acting like and being treated “like a man” is almost always culturally prescriptive. Writer Abby Byrd confronts the boy she would have been — If I had been a boy, my parents would have named me “Jeremy.” Trying to imagine myself as the opposite gender is uncomfortable. It’s a mental chasing of my own tail; I […]

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Shaving at the Cottage and Other Gifts My Grandfather Gave Me

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Ben Kinzett shares impressions of his grandfather: sight, sound, scent, and the abiding sense of one man’s place at the pinnacle of Ben’s family pantheon.

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Learning How to Talk About Your Assault

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Identify what you want from others

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Let’s Hear It For The Boys

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Mike Johnson from Human Parts talks about keeping the boys healthy.

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essex, jordan, and the old black man

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Luther Hughes draws together the writings of Essex Hemphill and a chance encounter on the subway to say something about love, sex, and the lives of “black boys.”

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10 Ways to Make it Through Your Son’s Teen Years…Without Killing Each Other

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Either he’ll never leave the house or he’ll never be home. Whichever it is, you’ll wish it was the other. Savor the time he’s there instead of lamenting the time he isn’t.

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What You Can Learn About People On A Golf Course

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Ian Altman on what you can learn about your coworkers, clients, partners, employees, and bosses during a round of golf.

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Cool Your Life: 7 Ways to Depressurize

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Feeling the heat? Hendrie Weisinger on how to cool down the stress.

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Live Your Life for You: 7 Reasons the Single Life is the Best Life

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Being single means freedom, fulfillment, and fun. Here’s why it’s becoming so common.

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Who Makes the Desert Flower Bloom?

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Neil Hill’s ever observant eye sees the source.

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The Friend Zone Isn’t Such a Bad Place to Be

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Maybe you aren’t meant to have a romance, maybe you’re meant to be “just friends.” Is that such a bad thing?

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Blogger Dads Have Found Their Voice in the Dads and Families Section

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father.

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