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Hero or Villian?

Hero or Villian?

We are now several weeks removed from his latest fight but my circle of friends is still engaged in vigorous discussion of whether or not boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is the greatest fighter of all time.  What should not be arguable is that he is the biggest draw...

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Crossing Borders with Manhood

Crossing Borders with Manhood

I have just returned from a three-week visit to Japan and South Korea feeling renewed.  This is not only because I was able to get my hands on some outstanding ramen and bulgogi but because the entire trip felt like validation for my fledgling blogging career.  Let me...

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She-Hawks & Cowgirls

She-Hawks & Cowgirls

She-Hawks & Cowgirls Last week, Anthony Dixon of the San Francisco 49ers reportedly sent out a tweet in which he referred to upcoming opponent Seattle Seahawks as the She-Hawks (see here).  My first thought was that this was an oddly juvenile attack as I thought...

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Zimmerman Trial Shows that We Have A Long Way to Go

Zimmerman Trial Shows that We Have A Long Way to Go

Zimmerman Trial Shows That We Have A Long Way to Go The George Zimmerman trial is now winding to a close.  I often don’t understand the hype surrounding mega-trials but I admit to having followed this trial very intently.  One of the primary reasons that I have...

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I’m Thankful That I Was Given Time to Grow

I’m Thankful That I Was Given Time to Grow

I haven’t been able to listen to much hip hop since I began processing the outcome of George Zimmerman’s criminal trial.  I’ve had to stick to my pre-selected rotation of trusted artists rather than turn to any popular hip hop vendor.  I’m just not in the mood to...

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Standing on the Fence About Robin Thicke’s Rape

Standing on the Fence About Robin Thicke’s Rape

Standing on the Fence About Robin Thicke's Rape Song The furor over Rick Ross’s rape-supportive lyrics on a track called “U.O.E.N.O” has now subsided but some anti-violence activists have now turned their attention to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”  You can read one...

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Superman is More Than A Fictional Hero

Superman is More Than A Fictional Hero

Superman is More Than A Fictional Hero *mild spoilers ahead for those that have not seen “Man of Steel” * A friend recently shared a music video with me that was created by one of her friends. In the video, the male artist sings the first verse while standing over a...

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Message from an Optimistic Father

Message from an Optimistic Father

Message from an Optimistic Father Guest Writer: Chad D. Waxman As a young professional my initiation into providing violence against women prevention occurred during my first job as a college health educator.  At the time, it seemed like an uphill battle and that pop...

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Charles Ramsey’s Heroics Mark Progress

Charles Ramsey’s Heroics Mark Progress

Charles Ramsey's Heroics Marks Progress America has spent the last few days reacting to the story of three women who escaped their kidnappers after a decade of imprisonment and sexual abuse (see here).  Much of the attention has rightly focused on the perseverance and...

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A Personal Manifesto on Rape Culture

A Personal Manifesto on Rape Culture

A Personal Manifesto on Rape Culture We are each a unique result of circumstance and experience.  My own path has led me to a belief system where I don’t have a readily identifiable peer group.  As a result of the people that I have met, the events that I have...

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Open Letter To Hip Hop

Open Letter To Hip Hop

Open Letter to Hip Hop April 22, 2013 We gotta talk. You and I have been boys for a long time but this recent dustup over Rick Ross has me seriously reevaluating our relationship. The entire time that I was watching Ross’s critics demand a deserved apology on account...

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Steubenville Rape Case Provides Rare Case Study

Steubenville Rape Case Provides Rare Case Study

Steubenville Rape Case Provides Rare Case Study I was once invited to speak on sexual violence prevention by a college in the Northeast that provided an uncommon request that I not bring up race during the conversation. I suppose that this request was understandable...

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Black Satan Affirms My Caution

Black Satan Affirms My Caution

Black Satan Affirms My Caution Just last month, I posted some thoughts discussing my frustration with lazy (or malicious) television writers that rely on tired stereotypes about Black men as rapists (see here). I was looking specifically at the “Game of Thrones”...

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Game Of Thrones Is Returning And I Am Afraid

Game Of Thrones Is Returning And I Am Afraid

Game Of Thrones Is Returning And I Am Afraid Being a nerd, I read a lot of things typically associated with all things nerd (as is the act of reading itself coincidentally). Many of the websites, books, blogs, and magazines that I read qualify as guilty pleasures so I...

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Things I Think About When Carrying A Woman Out Of The Club

Things I Think About When Carrying A Woman Out Of The Club

Things I Think About When Carrying a Woman Out of the Club Not so very long ago, I was in a local club celebrating a friend’s birthday.  I rode to the club with another friend and his female cousin (whom we shall call Tiffany in order to protect the innocent).  At the...

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