[Video] Young Black Men Choose Suits & Ties at Illinois High School To Defy Stereotypes

SuitTie217

Tweet  I was very impressed by this video and the following quote: “The negative stories told daily in the media and in our culture about our young African-American men tend to ignore their successes and don’t tell the full story about how young Black men are becoming leaders within our community schools,” said Centennial High counselor Tiffany […]

Hear What You Want: Richard Sherman Beats Commercial

beats-richard-sherman

Tweet Beats by Dre ad capitalizes on the NFL’s most polarizing figure- Richard Sherman. The commercial consists of Richard Sherman being attacked in the locker room by a swarm of reporters and a slew of questions. Interrogating Sherman about trash-talking, violence in Compton, and being a “thug”. The beauty of the commercial is the parallel […]

5 Odd Things the Internet Does When Famous People Die

Paul-Walker

Tweet 1. #Hashtagging. When writing out phrases like #RIPSoAndSo #GoneButNotForgotten and #YouWillBeMissed, doesn’t it feel a little icky? Are you trying to pay tribute or create/be part of a trending topic? I don’t mean to be a stickler guys, but it’s scary that we’re only a few steps from featuring hashtags in eulogies. When I […]

So Tragic: How I Got Catfished

Catfish

Tweet Even in my early years of childhood I was a skeptical kid. Santa? Not buying it, Dad. Tooth fairy? Suuure, Mom. How’s it going young man? Get lost, stranger, I watch America’s Most Wanted and I don’t trust any adults being cordial to a 10-year-old. This attitude has evolved over the years and I’ve always considered myself somewhat guarded […]

New Podcast Series: Two Guys One Show (Audio)

test6lbue640

Tweet Check out the new podcast series, Two Guys One Show, featuring Rich (The Freedom Chase) and WisdomIsMisery (read his past work on SBM here). The first episode was released on Friday. We’d have posted about it then…but you probably would’ve been eating leftovers or shopping..not at your computer with some headphones on. From Rich […]

Is Your Significant Other Trying Help Or Being Annoying?

black-woman-nagging-a-man

Tweet Here’s the conundrum: the person who you love most in the world wants to talk about an issue. You’re honored, of course, that they’re coming to you with their dilemma, but at the same time, it’s challenging because you know them so well that you can cut straight through the BS and tell them […]

5 Men You Need to Meet (But Not Marry)

black-couple-on-a-date

Tweet Some guys may teach you something, says the author of the riveting novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. That doesn’t mean you need to spend the rest of your life with them. 1. The One Who Never Wanted to Commit—Until He Met You This sounds like the dream, right? The guy who proclaimed […]

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

Miss America 2014

Tweet 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, […]

One Man’s Case For Relationship Contracts

black-couple-arguing

Tweet I believe that in the dark corners of the circles that only include men talking truthfully about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness all men reach a level of certainty. They realize that the current system of marriage in America is dysfunctional and that at the point that the marriage license is signed […]

You Heard It? The Kendrick Lamar Verse on Control

Kendrick+Lamar+King

Tweet All you have to say is the “Kendrick Lamar verse” and your fellow brethren will know exactly what you speak of. Over the last 24 hours, Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s song ‘Control’ has made its rounds on Twitter and every other social media platform. The verse was hot because it embodies exactly what Hip-Hop […]