The Last Taxi Ride: A Talk With A.X. Ahmad About His Sensual Thriller

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A.X. Ahmad talks about writing, how he created a fast-moving thriller that was so sensually descriptive, surprise endings–and of course, some thoughts on being a good (or not so good) man.

Walter Dean Myers’ Death and What It Could Mean For Young, Black, Male Readers

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The passing of such an influential black author could revitalize young, black, male readership and authorship, or it could deepen the dearth of existing books for this demographic.

That Time a 7 Year-Old Pitched Me His Story

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Standing in front of a corner store on a hot June day in Philly, a former student tells me why he’s newsworthy.

Donald Sterling, Mark Cuban and the Bigger Picture We’re Not Seeing

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B.O.L.D member Joshua Rivers has a change of heart on the Donald Sterling fiasco, calls for extermination!

Words Are Things: What I Learned From Author Matt Kailey

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Dillan DiGiovanni shares how reading about late author Matt Kailey’s sexual orientation made his mind explode.

Hood Disease Is Real; So Will it Be Considered in the Courtroom?

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Since affluenza works as a get out of jail free card for the rich, what benefits can victims of ‘Hood Disease’ look forward to?

Why Father’s Day Is Important: An Interview with Dr. David Andrews

Why Father’s Day Is Important: An Interview with Dr. David Andrew

Dr. David Andrews discusses the origins of his new novel “My Father’s Day Gift,” the significance of Father’s Day as a holiday, and his advice for new fathers.

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

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We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

What I Learned While Teaching Black Boys

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Black boys matter. They care, and they have value.