Boys

Ty* sits in his drug rehab group for another week. But, this week he decides to share why he’s been so angry most of his life, how he started using drugs and why he has had so many unsuccessful relationships. Ty says, “I just don’t have another run in me. I’ve been in and out […]

Stepping into Levels Barbershop in Harlem, New York, visitors hear the sounds of buzzing clippers filling the room, a basketball game on TV blending into the background and a conversation about politics engaging all the adults in the barbershop. It could be a scene from the popular film “Barbershop.” But there is one thing that […]

A local teacher is helping young boys become young gentlemen. Every Wednesday nearly 60 students at Memminger Elementary dress for success and meet for the Gentleman’s Club. Raymond Nelson is the student support specialist at Memminger Elementary in Downtown Charleston. He works with at-risk children and over winter break thought of an idea to teach […]

It’s hard to fathom that any child would even contemplate taking his or her own life, but that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study. From 2008 to 2012, the suicide rate among white boys between the ages 5 and 11 decreased from 1.96 to 1.31 per million. For Black boys? Not so much […]

Whoa, who knew the debate over participation trophies — those awards children get just for showing up and playing sports — would strike such a chord? After NFL linebacker James Harrison took to Instagram this weekend, announcing he would be sending back the trophies his sons, 6 and 8, received “until they earn a real […]

Singer Jamie Grace just released her first book, ‘Boys, Boys, Boys’, which speaks on her thoughts on dating as a single Christian female. “I’m single because I choose to be. I’m single because I’m waiting. I’m single because I am choosing to wait,” Grace wrote. The book builds upon her video of the same name […]

  Nicole Franklin decided that it was time that young Black males had a chance to communicate their feelings about love. So she headed to one of the most unloving cities in the U.S. – Camden, N.J. a crime-ridden city just outside of Philadelphia. While there she filmed boys 9-13 years old to ask them […]

  A lot of people are not going to like what I have to say, but let me start by saying this These words come from a man who has seen too many black men grow up to become irresponsible, self-absorbed, excessively entitled, weak men, largely because they were coddled at home. This does not […]

Bishop Eddie Long and Anthony Weiner  are  not the only good guys gone baby boys. There have been dozens. There will likely be more. It is when the bad boy is unrepentant that you take exception. Long before these two leaders  there were others. BeBe Winans was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife, gospel granddaddy Andrae Crouch […]

Bishop Eddie Long and Anthony Weiner  are  not the only good guys gone baby boys. There have been dozens. There will likely be more. It is when the bad boy is unrepentant that you take exception. Long before these two leaders  there were others. BeBe Winans was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife, gospel granddaddy Andrae Crouch […]

Bishop Eddie Long and Anthony Weiner  are  not the only good guys gone baby boys. There have been dozens. There will likely be more. It is when the bad boy is unrepentant that you take exception. Long before these two leaders  there were others. BeBe Winans was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife, gospel granddaddy Andrae Crouch […]

I’ve already seen For Colored Girls. But I’m thinking, “here we go again.” The last thing I wanted (or needed) to see was another film that painted the black man as society’s stammering uber-demon, who comes to steal, kill and destroy; or another project that portrays black men as this nation’s perpetual delinquents — jobless, thoughtless […]