As of late I've been hearing this term" Black Boy Joy" or Magic..it seems like a new movement is afloat...I'm glad to see brothers challenging the status qua on Manhood, Masculinity, & all the notions in what it means to be a Black Man..the narrow definition of the late 19th & 20th century is beginning to crack...the younger brothers & others seem to be much more open to this new refreshing view of Manhood...so take a look...to the videos' & links about Manhood..
Another brother who is breaking ground... in the culinary world & he has written a book about his life..I don't think he is even 30 years old ..I heard about this young brother last year..his name Kwame Onwuach...check it out..!
Casey Gerald who I have heard about but not really familiar with his works & thoughts..just published a 8.000 word essay The Art of Black Escape..here he talks about the article..what garbed my attention to this young brother was his wanting to commemorate the 400( 1619) year in Aug of our reaching these shores in mass as enslaved people..now I know for many this can bring up all kinds of feelings,including myself about this anniversary..I posted something to bring attention to this marking ..as far as I know I have not read any thing here on E.S.R. about this water shed moment by others...
But Casey Gerald sure has some deep thoughts about this..I have to admit some of his insights are for me "uneasy" ...but I will read his Essay to see if I can gain more insights to this young brothers message....what say yee ...?
Ibram X. Kendi who is a brother I do know something about.. posted in the past about him & his writings..he has a new book out" How To Be A Antiracist ...he brings it with some very insightful & well thought out ideas in IMHO ...!! Good to see all the books being written by Black Men in 2019..!
While these videos are sobering..they I feel should be included under this topic for to lighten ones load concerning mental health can bring a sense of well being & less burdened way of feeling & experiencing life..Mental Health in the Black community has not been embraced ,but that seems to be changing which is welcomed ..having worked in Mental Health in the past it is a subject I hold dear..! At this time in history it is important to look for health in Body, Mind & Spirit...!!