Between high rates of unjust incarceration and low rates of employment, black men fight mental and emotional battles every single day. It’s now more important than ever to support our friends when they are in need. Although we’ve been conditioned to not show weakness, a simple kind gesture and a little empathy can change someone’s entire day or even their entire life. Here are 5 great ideas to help you uplift a brother in despair.
Running a business is hard—but running a business while black introduces a whole new set of challenges. Of all the things black business owners must sacrifice, style shouldn’t be one. A well polished and put-together appearance says a lot about you before you even speak, it speaks to your attention to detail, level of professionalism, and even signals to the level of your success.
It’s easy to talk about all of the shortcomings and disadvantages prevalent in the black community, it takes a lot more effort to do something about it. This A-List of celebrities, athletes, and superstars have not only entertained us in their various professions, but they also went out of their way to empower and give back to their communities.
While the idea of “success” and “balance” remains open for interpretation, there are some definite habits a black man has to develop to maximize his true potential and live his best life. We asked 10 black men that are always evolving to share the habits that have helped the most.