Black Male/Female Relationships

Father’s Day: A Kwanzaa Guide Commentary

June 14, 2014
Father’s Day: A Kwanzaa Guide Commentary

The need to celebrated Father’s Day takes on a more urgent and special need in America in general and among African Americans in particular. Consider that the latest census shows that one-third of American children – a total of 15 million – are being raised without a father, and 72% of blacks children are...
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Maya Angelou: An Appreciation

May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou: An Appreciation

Maya Angelou: Poet for a People April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014         The passing of Maya Angelou raises the question, “What happens when a great tree falls in the forest?” Angelou was aliterary voice who commanded the world’s attention. Maya unapologetically drew her poetry and writing from the black southern...
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Black History Month: Books You Should Read

February 23, 2011
Black History Month: Books You Should Read

Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation Author: Rawn James The Supreme Court 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered one of the milestones of the civil rights movement. James Rawn explores the two men,  Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall, and the...
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Kwanzaa: A Pathway for Restoring Marriage

November 6, 2010

The current state of black male and female relationships demands attention and correction:  declining marriage rates, increasing rates of single black women with children (single mothers with kids accounted for 22 percent of all black households) 70 percent of all African-American births are out of wedlock, nearly 45 percent of Black men have never...
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Black Women: Seeking Memory and Marriage Part I

October 30, 2010

Come home from the movies black girls and boys the picture be over and the screen/ be cold as our neighborhood come home from the show/ don’t be the show come home from the movies/ black girls and boys show our fathers how to walk like men/ they already know how do dance -Lucille...
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Revisiting Kwanzaa In The Age of Obama

October 24, 2010

Michelle and I send warm wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. This is a joyous time of year when African Americans and all Americans come together to celebrate our blessings and the richness of our cultural traditions. This is also a time of reflection and renewal as we come to the...
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Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

September 25, 2010
Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

The current debate over educational excellence, characterized by President Obama’s Race to the Top, overlooks one of the most inspiring and compelling models of teaching and African American educational excellence-Dunbar High School, located in Washington D.C. What is now called a typical “ghetto” school was once the pride of the race, out performing in...
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In Honor of Black Fathers-Black Men in Love: The Motown Songbook

June 20, 2010
In Honor of Black Fathers-Black Men in Love: The Motown Songbook

You are my pride and joy And I just love you, little darlin’ Like a baby boy loves his toy You’ve got kisses sweeter than honey And I work seven days a week to give you all my money And that’s why you are my pride and joy And I’m tellin’ the world -Marvin...
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