chiv·al·ry (noun): the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.
et·i·quette (noun): The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
There has been this running discussion in my circle about the ‘death’ of chivalry. Continue reading »
Interview conducted by M. Jenkins (@GeorgeCoony)
For this first installment of Father’s Day is Every Day, I am interviewing @The_Lion_, a man from Indiana who has absolutely no problem telling you what is on his mind. Also, he is a really good friend of mine, & a noble individual who lives by his word. Continue reading »
Let me start by explaining that I work for residence life. That means when you have that tearful departure of dropping off your 18 year old expecting that they will be swaddled with the comfort and love of a mother’s bosom, I don’t do that shit. Instead, my job is to take your sniveling undeveloped 216 month old fetus and turn them into a functional member of society. It’s like boot camp for the real world, and I’m the drill sergeant… now drop and give me $2,500 for room and board! Continue reading »
Sometimes I feel like I set myself up to be the owner of a China Shop, who is convinced that prayer is far better coverage than an insurance policy that specifically covers Bull-tendencies. Continue reading »
“Power is the ability to define one’s reality, and make others adapt to that definition as if it were their own”. – Dr. Wade Nobles
I swore to myself that I wouldn’t cave in and write anything remotely related to my least favorite, fabricated and trademarked, “capitalism at its finest” “Holiday (?)”. Completely in denial, I realized, after walking through the mall on New Years Day, while all the window Santas were being replaced with scantily clad cupids, holly and fake snow with metallic hearts and “I <3 …” everywhere, that it very well is “that time of year”… again. Thus is the premise for this post. I still managed to talk about “The L-word” and get my matrix on, though. With the preface out of the way, let’s get to work! Continue reading »
By M. Jenkins
This is geared toward young black men. Continue reading even if this does not apply to you. Continue reading »
By M. Jenkins
I was raised by in the southern part of Kansas City, MO. Once I branched out and went to high school was when I realized not everyone lived like we did on the Southside. I interacted with many young men who came from affluent families, but approached me as one of their own because of the same education we were receiving. Those bonds stayed with me until this day.
When I got to college is when I realized not everyone would behave in that manner. A major division was caused by where everyone was from. Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, the state of Texas, and the locals were the largest population of the University of Missouri campus. You were damn sure you could tell where someone was from in the black community at the school, because they’d let you know. Continue reading »