As men, we’re not all that comfortable with an article that begins like this. Whether we swagger through life just in our heads or occasionally with our whole-body attitudes, there is a sincere crisis going on within our society.
Fatherlessness. Maybe you had that. I did as well.
When I, the last of my parent’s children, was a lad of 8, my brother, 16 years older than me, was killed in a private airplane crash. He was the pilot. My father was along for the ride. So was a doctor from our town in Oregon, who was also killed. Our family got ripped apart.
My Dad lived. Kind of. He was seriously crippled for the rest of his days. At that young age, a lot of life was up to me to figure out.
Oh, I majored on being a “good boy,” so that the anger...
My name is Will “Zee” Tidwell and I am originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a public speaker, writer, and a youth builder. My business, SpeakUPZee, is a company that consists of public speaking, writing, poetry and mentoring mainly focusing on the youth. I believe the youth dream the most and dream the biggest. SpeakUPZee wants them to keep dreaming and help them achieve what it is they’ve been dreaming about.
I used to write down snippets of poems, record myself and share them on my social media. The feedback I received from my followers made me feel adequate and I wanted to keep progressing. I began to take my writings and poems seriously, but I needed to figure out a way to transform my hobb...
My name is Stefon Hullum-Mhoon and I currently reside in Conway, Arkansas. This is my third year as a professional barber and since this profession became my foundation, I’ve been able to maximize my creating ability in a couple new areas such as my non-profit Faded Inc., my clothing line NuMhoon Clothing, and helping others develop solid marketing ideas for their business with Prestige Cuts.
I’m an entrepreneur with an creative drive to redefine what it is to be black in America, let alone a black male! Solid in faith and my spirituality I know through one of my many talents whether it’s barbering, music, art, acting or just motivating others, I can reach my full potential in showing and not just tel...
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught poet, musician, and graffiti phenomenon from the late 1970s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960. His source of inspiration came from his diverse culture and heritage, with his father being Haitian-American and his mother being Puerto Rican. At an early age, Basquiat drew on paper that his father brought home from the office, while his mother encouraged him go after his artistic talents.
In the late 1970s, Basquiat’s graffiti piece, “SAMO”, that was created in New York City is one of his first pieces that got him noticed. He decided to drop out of high school in 1977, which was one year before he was supposed to graduate. He started selling sweatshirts and postcards on the stree...
Yo. This is actually one of the hardest questions to answer (believe it or not), but I’ll do my best. I’m Brandon Miller and I am an IT Consultant, Graphic Designer, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, Chipotle Eater, 5K Runner, Blogger, and so much more. But, let me rewind and try this introduction thing again.
I grew up in Aurora, Colorado (right outside of Denver), and received my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, where I also received a minor in Technology & Management. Currently, I reside in Dallas, Texas as an implementation and operations IT consultant. Outside of the full time job I manage the three companies that I’ve founded.
No president could yield a complete overhaul of race relations in America, but Obama has had an undeniable impact on black youth. A black president was a pipe dream to one generation; for another, he’s been the staple.
Gordon Parks was known as the first African-American photographer for LIFE and Vogue magazines and the first African American to direct a major Hollywood movie. Parks was a self-taught artist (writer, photographer, composer, and filmmaker). His work focused on issues such as poverty and social justices.
He was born November 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas. At the age of 25 he purchased his first camera, which was inspired by his viewing of migrant workers in a magazine. Parks took early fashion pictures, which caught Marva Louis’ eye, and she encouraged him to move to a larger city. Parks and his wife, Sally, moved to Chicago, where he explored subjects beyond portraits and fashion pictures.