—Midnight skies are often illuminated by trillions upon trillions of some of the most awe-inspiring, breathtaking and anticipated incandescent lights in our atmosphere; most, if not all of us, accept their existence as being miracles of nature, however; we simply refer to them as “stars.”Much like raindrops, their imminent beauty warms our hearts as we…
When a “civilized” society refuses to recognize Black men as men
Melvin Lars’ poetic take on social justice.
Are we seeking light to enhance our psychological and physical visions or are we seeking to minimize our psychological and physical pains?
How can parents focus more on encouraging their child’s development than how outsiders judge their parenting skills?
What can a man do to commit to a lifelong learning plan for his fathering?
Do we respond or increase the volume of noise to drown out the cries for help?
History has a propensity to repeat itself. Which legacy and what history are you creating?
Embed from Getty Images—Is age really “just a number”? Might there be a communication gap as opposed to a generation gap?Most of us revere, admire, respect, love, and embrace our immediate elders as well as those who came before them. Still, our world’s geography and our neighborhoods’ demographics make it is impossible for there to be…
Our youth’s signs of danger are in front of us if we open our eyes to their cries for guidance.
—When I was a young man, my father and I would go fishing. He often used the term “bank beaters” to reference the small fish that would hover around the fishing piers searching for food.Those little bank beaters did not realize that what appeared to be a free banquet would be their demise in the…
How one man lives life fully with his death sentence
What do you say to someone who thinks that you are invincible and that you will be there to provide for and to take care of them?
Is “Black Panther” revealing black hearts or confusion about real Black history?
—Mired in “man-tears” (you wipe them away quickly, so no one will notice), I paint this canvas revealing truths of those gladiators friends I revere, respect, embrace, and mourn.I label these friends, “gladiators” because, as athletes, we were expected to adopt this “archaic” analogy and we were to psychologically adapt to the concept of being…
Sportsmanship and Compassion? Please Pardon My Cynicism