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EXCLUSIVE: Michael B. Jordan Is Unbothered by Toxic Notions of Masculinity

by Zahara Hill   Feb 16, 2018

Brisk® Iced Tea has partnered with Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan for its new Creators Class program. During a celebration of the initiative’s launch on... Read More

Why Men Don’t Know How to Heal After A Breakup

Why Men Don’t Know How to Heal After A Breakup

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Dec 23, 2016

Last week, I was listening to Bill Burr’s “Monday Morning Podcast”— one of my favorite podcasts out—and he was recalling the heartbreaking story of... Read More

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Kanye West: How Being ‘Strong and Silent’ Hurts Black Men

by Terrence F. Chappell   Nov 23, 2016

Depression is a snake in the grass whose signal isn’t always as overt as a bite or a sting. It can mask itself in perceived progression,... Read More


We Have to Give Young Men the Space to Define Masculinity on Their Own Terms

by George Johnson   Oct 27, 2016

I got my teeth kicked out when I was five-years-old. Two minutes into Moonlight, the critically acclaimed new film by Barry Jenkins, my heart... Read More

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Yes, Male Victims of Domestic Violence Exist & It’s Time to Talk About It

by Josie Pickens   Oct 24, 2016

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and although we are making important progress in combating this kind of violence—through legislation and public conversations... Read More

Black Male Masculinity Isn’t Under Attack, Misogynoir Is

Black Male Masculinity Isn’t Under Attack, Misogynoir Is

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Aug 30, 2016

Lately, I’ve noticed that many of my e-friends and e-acquaintances have been engaging in a lot of heated discussions about masculinity. I’ve also noticed... Read More

Toxic Masculinity Matters<br />

Toxic Masculinity Matters

by Esther Armah   Aug 12, 2016

“For the serious ones, the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what it’s gonna take….revenue and blood,” so said Gavin Long, the identified... Read More

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Taking Off the Mask of Masculinity

by Wade A. Davis, II   May 02, 2016

Growing up, I loved that people saw me as a masculine man. I loved the power, the access, the respect and the perceived safety... Read More

How Should We Define Masculinity? A Q&A With Charles Blow

Charles Blow on Black Men, Masculinity

by #teamEBONY   Oct 08, 2014

The book challenges static representations of what manhood should be or look like or talk like. I'm curious, what does being a man mean... Read More

Man Enough: Jason Collins and Black Masculinity

Man Enough: Jason Collins and Black Masculinity

by #teamEBONY   May 08, 2013

“I'm Black. And I'm gay. “ With this confession, the now openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, has reintroduced to public conversations the issue... Read More