Loans for Weaves… What the What??

Soooo..... again,  I know some of you are probably thinking that I must be making some of this stuff up, but I promise you I'm not! This is where we are right now, in 2015. In Detroit, there is a store that now has made it possible for you to get a loan for a …

How do we strengthen the Black Community?

Community. I often wonder if that word has meaning for folks anymore. The definition of community is: a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality,share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. A common cultural and historical heritage... Now, to me that means that a people who have such a …

My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

I had a conversation recently with a co-worker who happens to love Beyonce and believes that she is such a great role model for young girls and women. Now, I don't begrudge the sista for her success, she's a good entertainer and is apparently a good businesswoman, or at least has competent, knowledgeable business folks …

A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society

Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, …