Abducted Nigerian Boys Reunited with Their Parents

I came across some good news this Sunday morning, by way of Africa News. Over 300 Nigerian schoolboys were rescued and reunited with their parents in Katsina, Nigeria, after being seized in a mass abduction by Jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram. The boys were brought to the governor’s office, where they were received by President…

Cultural Irresponsibility: Lying to Black Boys

If the year 2020 has taught me anything, it’s taught me about self-reflection; our days are numbered, our time is valuable, and fulfilling our purpose is dependent upon us. Since it’s coming to a close, I wanted to share a reflection regarding my community and our culture that’s bothered me for the longest. And that’s…

The Males Place: A Guided Journey Into Manhood

Whenever I think of youth empowerment for my community, a quote Frederick Douglass always comes to mind. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Uplifting the next generation should always be the primary focus, and there’s an organization here in Charlotte that’s doing just that. The Males Place, Inc. Established…

Barbershop Books

Reading being fundamental is an understatement, in my opinion. It’s literally the foundation for every form of education. In my community, it’s not being promoted as much as I would like it to be. But some organizations are working diligently to change that narrative. There’s one in particular that’s kept my attention. Barbershop Books Barbershop…