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Courage

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In the wake of the Purple One’s (Prince) death, I am left wondering about how courageous it is to be the man you want to be.  We are pervaded by singular caricatures of Black masculinity, stoic, violent, womanizing. And yes, many of us prescribe to one or all of these characteristics at some point in our […]

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Where are all the kayaks?

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I decided when I turned 40 that I would begin to compete in triathlons. Why? Well, after graduate school, I felt I needed something to challenge me. In school, there was always some hurdle I needed to cross to get to the finish line. There were no more academic hurdles. It took me three years […]