The Authentic Identity Role Model that was Prince

For black men, Prince set the stage for a different kind of acceptable identity.

The Long, Rich History of an African Art Festival

The first black arts festival was shaped by Cold War politics.

The Angry White Men Situation in America

Hate and discrimination do not make any country great. America, let’s not repeat the same mistakes.

Comment of the Day: ‘Most ‘black’ people in America really aren’t ‘black.’

Who sets the definition for race?

Black History Month is for ALL Children

Understanding Other Cultures Helps Reduce the Racial Divide

Sensual Men: A Look at the Softer Side

Why is it so rare to see the soft, sensual, vulnerable side of a man? Whatever the reason, photographer Kat Reynolds is trying to change it.

How Has Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired You?

A man asked his friends this simple question on social media and the responses are both eye-opening and heartwarming.

How Racism Impacts Your Rights and Life in America

When a white person complains about an issue, something is done. When a black person complains about an issue, he just complains and nothing is done.

Developing Male Emotional Competence Through Community Hardship

Racist comments and threats to the Black student community could easily have sparked stereotypical male responses, but many at Lewis & Clark College thought outside the ‘man box.’

Gratitude for Good Police Work

Quentin Lucas wants to thank the police.

I Came for My Tux…

Lou Lord on a rather awkward encounter at the dry cleaners where he sets the record straight on his Jamaican ancestors.

Compton Commodified: NWA Was Always A Blend of Fiction and Reality

The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.

I’m a Black Woman and I Don’t Want a Black Son

This may sound morbid. I fully understand and accept that this is not every woman’s reality, but it is my reality. It is the reality that I am reminded of when I watch news coverage of yet another rally to protest yet another killing of another black man.r

How Will I Know When I Am in a Body?

Nora Meiners writes as the white mother of a biracial son, reflecting on black male bodies and the perils that attend them.

essex, jordan, and the old black man

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.”

He Cries Alone: Black Men And PTSD

Whether they are veterans or victims of violence, black men are less likely to seek the help they need when they have post-traumatic stress disorder.