I Stand With Pearce Tefft

My mother did not teach me much, but what she did teach me was important. She once told me, “You are who your friends are.” She told me what every African American male’s mother has said to him. “You cannot have criminals as your friends. You cannot be with thugs and...

Black Fathers

Most of the issues surrounding black men are rooted in lies and stereotypes, particularly surrounding black fathers. I have heard on a number of occasions, people blaming black men for the violence within the black community. They’re blaming black men for the...

A time of hope

In our first meeting, it became clear that times of great transition and upheaval are also great opportunities for change and growth. When we have shifted our sense of stability, then we have the chance to reorganize and adapt. Although the United States is a fairly...