The Status Quo – A Take on the 1.5 Million Missing Black Men

By Mervin A. Bourne, Jr. I read an article in the New York Times this morning entitled, “1.5 Million Missing Black Men.”  (Wolfers, Leonhardt, Quealy) The article echoed themes that I have watched play out in living color for the last decade of my life, in courtrooms and communities in Newark, NJ, and in courtrooms […]

Does Society Glamorize Single Motherhood?

This week I came across a beautiful picture of Nia Long on the cover of a prior Essence magazine with her two sons. Caption said, “Single, Satisfied, and Raising Her Boys.” Then I came across another article by an author who opined that such articles were actually glamorizing single motherhood. So…obviously there are different schools […]