Black masculinity is the subject of a lot of public scrutiny and debate. The struggle to affirm a multiplicity of Black masculine identities as part of a larger, collective dynamic remains pervasive in our mainstream discourse. The fear for some is that full acceptance of the spectrum of human identity and gender expression threatens to destroy the Black Family and is complicit in the feminization -and thus the systemic eradication- of the Black male.
The next time you find yourself going back and forth between unloading on your cousin in the comments section or finally unfollow-ing them altogether, ask them to read Cleveland’s book with you. Review of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep us Apart.
I have always longed to love you. I remember our first encounter like it was yesterday…your big, strong arms of protection shielded me from the darkness and the shadows of memory, and you shattered my heart with gladness and song.
Some argue that Peter Liang is being treated differently from his white colleagues. Is his indictment unfair?
My life is beautiful. I am thankful for my transgender history. I am thankful for this life that I am currently living.
My goal was simple. Stop working and/or worrying about working every second of every day and allow my body, mind, and soul to rest and rejuvenate. I put together a plan based on my best interpretation of a 4,000 year old tradition and the latest in neuro-science. But over the last 3 years of my own misadventures in trying not work on the Sabbath, I have realized that trying to not work for 24 hours, is actually kind of a lot of work.