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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...

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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...

read more
Why #ThankYouThursday? Let me explain.

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...

read more
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 curators of...

read more
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...

read more
Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

The summer before my senior year of college I traveled to San Francisco to visit my father, who I'd not seen or been in touch with for several years. On the first night of my visit, after taking me to a few of his hang-out spots to introduce me to his friends, he...

read more
Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Today, I hope you'll join me in sending beloved #ThankYouThursday love and appreciation to Shaka Senghor for being a beacon of compassion, creativity and demonstrating the redemptive power of what is possible when we choose to not define ourselves by our worst deeds....

read more
“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

Happy #ThankYouThursday! I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys co-author Nick Chiles and I express our deep gratitude to everyone who has pre-ordered our book so far! We have close to 400 pre-orders to date, thanks to you! If you've yet to get...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

Happy #ThankYouThursday. Welcome back to our weekly tradition of committing to share five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an old-fashioned hand-written note, a call, a text, or smoke...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

Happy #ThankYouThursday. At the Corporation for Black Male Achievement, we are holding fast to this weekly tradition of committing to send five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an...

read more
Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

If you need a boost to jumpstart your week, you’re in the right place. Check back here every Monday for a regular dose of #MissionFuel — a weekly video series of brief yet bountiful words of inspiration and insight from our founder Shawn Dove. In the first video of...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Why #ThankYouThursday? Let me explain.

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...

read more
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 curators of...

read more
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...

read more
Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

The summer before my senior year of college I traveled to San Francisco to visit my father, who I'd not seen or been in touch with for several years. On the first night of my visit, after taking me to a few of his hang-out spots to introduce me to his friends, he...

read more
Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Today, I hope you'll join me in sending beloved #ThankYouThursday love and appreciation to Shaka Senghor for being a beacon of compassion, creativity and demonstrating the redemptive power of what is possible when we choose to not define ourselves by our worst deeds....

read more
“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

Happy #ThankYouThursday! I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys co-author Nick Chiles and I express our deep gratitude to everyone who has pre-ordered our book so far! We have close to 400 pre-orders to date, thanks to you! If you've yet to get...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

Happy #ThankYouThursday. Welcome back to our weekly tradition of committing to share five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an old-fashioned hand-written note, a call, a text, or smoke...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

Happy #ThankYouThursday. At the Corporation for Black Male Achievement, we are holding fast to this weekly tradition of committing to send five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an...

read more
Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

If you need a boost to jumpstart your week, you’re in the right place. Check back here every Monday for a regular dose of #MissionFuel — a weekly video series of brief yet bountiful words of inspiration and insight from our founder Shawn Dove. In the first video of...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 curators of...

read more
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...

read more
Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

Gun in My Hand, Hope in My Heart

The summer before my senior year of college I traveled to San Francisco to visit my father, who I'd not seen or been in touch with for several years. On the first night of my visit, after taking me to a few of his hang-out spots to introduce me to his friends, he...

read more
Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Words of Wisdom to, and from, Our Black Sons

Today, I hope you'll join me in sending beloved #ThankYouThursday love and appreciation to Shaka Senghor for being a beacon of compassion, creativity and demonstrating the redemptive power of what is possible when we choose to not define ourselves by our worst deeds....

read more
“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

“I Too Am America” Pre-Order Updates

Happy #ThankYouThursday! I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys co-author Nick Chiles and I express our deep gratitude to everyone who has pre-ordered our book so far! We have close to 400 pre-orders to date, thanks to you! If you've yet to get...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

#ThankYouThursday: Joshua DuBois

Happy #ThankYouThursday. Welcome back to our weekly tradition of committing to share five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an old-fashioned hand-written note, a call, a text, or smoke...

read more
#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

#ThankYouThursday: Richard L. Taylor, Jr.

Happy #ThankYouThursday. At the Corporation for Black Male Achievement, we are holding fast to this weekly tradition of committing to send five gestures of gratitude to folks in our community letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Whether by an...

read more
Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

Join us weekly for #MissionFuelMondays 🚀

If you need a boost to jumpstart your week, you’re in the right place. Check back here every Monday for a regular dose of #MissionFuel — a weekly video series of brief yet bountiful words of inspiration and insight from our founder Shawn Dove. In the first video of...

read more