An Open Letter to Those Who Say, “Stay peaceful.”

While you were sleeping, a single white gunman opened fire on innocent people in one of the United States’ oldest African American churches, Emanuel AME church. Often referred to as “Mother Emanuel”, the congregation was established in 1816. What many thought would be a typical Wednesday night bible study, somehow was transformed into a horrific […]

What The Failure to Indict Darren Wilson Means to Us

Over the past few months there has not been a lot of discussion on the Michael Brown case in Ferguson but today I wanted to put something out to provide a forum for discussion. Also to inform our readers where we as blog, bloggers and most of all Black men stand on this issue. I […]

Verified accounts, like the VIP of the online world

Its already starting to happen… and you knew it would (or at least I knew it would) You know what its like, your in the queue for the club and some small outfit walks straight pass you and your friends. You look at them and go back to your conversation with friends. They walk to […]

Does Miss America Nina Davuluri's Victory Impact Black Americans Too?

In case you somehow missed (or ignored) the news last week, Nina Davuluri won the Miss America Pageant for 2013. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Miss America Pageant that thing still exist so what?” Well, in this instance, Miss America became the first winner of Indian-American (South Asian) heritage to win the crown. Ok, so […]

A Few Thoughts on the March on Washington

After watching the commemorative speeches for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington I was conflicted. I had a lot of thoughts about what I witnessed. I asked two gentlemen whom I’ve had great dialogue with on history as well as political and social issues to weigh in on some questions I had. These […]

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Inspired by Don Lemon and Bill O’Reilly: Gawker Offers Helpful Advice for the White Community

Video of Violent, Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness A frightening and violent mob swept through the normally quiet seaside community of Huntington Beach last night following a surfing competition in the area. Businesses were vandalized and looted, portable toilets overturned, and brutal fistfights waged right out in the open. It was an ugly […]

SBM Roundtable: Don Lemon's Comments Spark Discussion in Black Community

Despite decades of study on the African American community by scholars, academia, and researches with no single, one-size fits all solution to addressing its problems, Don Lemon announced to the world–or at least the small portion of the world that watches CNN and the even smaller portion of that small portion of the world that […]

CNN Don Lemon’s Criticism of the Black Community Goes Sour

Don Lemon leaves a sour taste in the mouths of black people across the nation, when he agreed with Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of the black community. Lemon even took it a step further with his ill-fired five point plan to get the black community back on track in his ‘No Talking Points’ segment: According to Don […]

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." - President Obama [Video]

As some of you are aware, President Obama made some passing comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case on the Sunday following the ruling. Like many of the President’s comments, his comments on the case received mixed reviews – some people supported his pragmatic response, others thought he should have said more (or remain silent). As […]

What Do Men Learn About Rape Growing Up?

Not too long ago, the Steubenville, OH, rape case met the news feed and men everywhere were asked to teach other men not to rape. I, however, decided that it was an important time to remind women that not all men are predisposed rapists. My dad never had an explicit conversation with me about rape, […]