On Birthing Your Own “Untold Story”

On Birthing Your Own “Untold Story”

In the introduction of my and Nick Chiles’ forthcoming book, I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys, we begin with the following poem I wrote in 1988 which was first featured in a publication called Word, A Poetry in Motion Off-Creations...
In Search of Coherence?

In Search of Coherence?

Living through a global pandemic – a once in a century world-changing experience – has required most of us to find new levels of creativity and adaptability that we didn’t even know we possessed. The death, the loss, the disruption, and the acceleration and elevation...
In Search of Coherence?

Why #ThankYouThursday? Let me explain.

As we enter into the official season of giving thanks, it occurred to me that some of you may have been wondering all along: what’s the deal with this whole weekly #ThankYouThursday tradition? Well, there is in fact mounting scientific evidence which shows that...
See What Happens When Dads are on Duty

See What Happens When Dads are on Duty

This week we’re sending #ThankYouThursday love and appreciation to a group of Louisiana fathers who are modeling my mission mantra that there is no cavalry coming to save the day in our communities – we are the iconic leaders we have been waiting for and...
Make Gratitude Your Superpower

Make Gratitude Your Superpower

I am affirming that holding fast to this weekly #ThankYouThursday tradition of sending at least five gestures of gratitude to folks in my network to let them know how much they are loved and appreciated, is a healing and centering practice. Expressing gratitude is a...