28 Apr 2014

Have We Become Racially Ambivalent?

By now most of you have heard the nearly nine minute long taped recording of Donald Sterling giving an emotional and racist rant to his side chick that was reported by TMZ earlier last week. In it he states that he does not want her bringing black people to his

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20 Dec 2011

Take Responsibility For Your Actions

A few weeks back while having a lively discussion in The Conversation Continues (TCC) it was stated that often times African-Americans want to fall back on racial issues as the reason why we are a certain way without ever accepting responsibility for anything. That got me to thinking; what things

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02 Dec 2011

The Failed Experiment

Being that I only have 600 words maximum to say this in, I have to jump right into it. Ladies, being an independent woman has failed you miserably. Yes, you have proven that you can take care of a household. Yes, you have gotten jobs that some men could only

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11 Nov 2011

The Way Things Used to Be

It’s funny. Sometimes we get so comfortable in how things are or how they have become that we forget how things used to be.  More so, we tend to forget that some of the things that we used to do were actually quite productive. We as a nation and as

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07 Oct 2011

An Open Letter to Women

Dear Lovely Woman, I know that you have been working very hard lately and I pray that this letter finds you in great emotional, spiritual and physical health. I have been watching you both up close and from afar. In fact, I have watched you and many of your lady

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04 Oct 2011

Learn From Your Elders

Recently I read a wonderful story about how a married couple came to be together.  Both the husband and wife were refreshingly very open in telling me how they ended up as a couple.  During the course of the husband telling his version I asked him if his wife was

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29 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Garage Sale

Recently a new friend of mine told me that she loves attending garage sales. Being that I do not know her all that well, I had no idea. Of course, looking at her apartment, one would never know if any of that at one time was someone elses because she

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13 Sep 2011

What Is Your Relationship ROI?

Recently I was a part of a discussion that centered on what people wanted as well as what people were willing to accept and give. It was based upon the notion that not everyone really knows what they want, but that those that actually do know are sometimes jaded due

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29 Aug 2011

The Harsh Realities of a Grown Azz Man (pt.3)

Once again, I am back with yet some more of the things that as a Black man, I witness and deal with on a daily basis. For those of you that follow me, you all will remember that I have previously written using this same title about Black men being

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29 Aug 2011

15 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

If the title of this post looks familiar that is because it is the sister to a post written by fellow BLF Blogger BigRich (15 Things Every Young Man Should Know).  It never dawned on me to write a companion post until I was sitting at the gas pump collecting

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23 Aug 2011

15 Things Every Young Man Should Know

Recently in our Facebook Group: The Conversation…Continued, we were discussing whether or not we should include discussions about children into our forum. On top of that, we also were talking about the issues that men and women face in relationships and what books and other things have helped us to

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14 Aug 2011

Blogger Bio: Richard ‘BigRich’ Evans (The BigRich Chronicles)

Richard is one of the new leaders in the ever expanding networking and relationships fields, with a blog, two groups and pending live venue and radio shows.  With nearly 20 years of experience in juvenile justice, public speaking, youth and young adult coaching and intervention, his brand of straight talk

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13 Aug 2011

Richard’s Room: Finale (pt.4 of 4)

I’m just saying, you could do better Tell me have you heard that lately I’m just saying you could do better And I’ll start hating, only if you make me Now we are making our one and only plea. Basically it is a man saying that she could have done

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12 Aug 2011

Richard’s Room (pt.3 of 4)

I think I’m addicted to naked pictures And sittin talking bout bitches That we almost had I don’t think I’m conscious of making monsters Outta women that I sponsor till it all goes bad But shit it’s all good We threw a party, yeh we threw a party Bitches came

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11 Aug 2011

Richard’s Room (pt. 2 of 4)

The fact that the song goes on to say “f-ck that nigga that you love so bad” is not us as men hating on the other dude. Hell, we salute him for figuring out what we could not; but when a man is hurt, he rarely cries, but what we

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10 Aug 2011

Richard’s Room (pt.1 of 4)

After listening to Drake’s song Marvin’s Room for weeks now and going from not caring for it initially to recognizing how deep it was after the video was made; I felt it would be a great idea to break that song down in my own words from the perspective of

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02 Aug 2011

The Harsh Realities Of A Grown Azz Man. (pt.2)

Now that I have gotten your attention, I will continue by saying that Black men are also America’s Most Wanted in professional sports that truly Black folks watch, which means basketball, football and track and field. If you do not believe it, take a look at most of the rosters

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02 Aug 2011

The Harsh Realities Of A Grown Azz Man (pt.1)

This post will be the first in an on-going series based upon the hardships and realities of not only being a Black man in America, but also being a Black man in relationships. Whenever possible, I will be using information gathered from other men as well as life experiences learned

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25 Jul 2011

Your Nose Is Getting Longer

When I started trying to figure out what I wanted to title this blog entry I was never really sure what to name it.  So I went with something a bit more juvenile to and thought back to the days of Pinocchio, the mythical wooden puppet whose nose grew longer

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