During Black History Month, I want to continue my discussion about relationships. The black family is under attack, and the emotional battle between men and women of all races is at an all time high. To counter this, we need information that will help bring emotional healing and resolution. Knowledge is power, and power is needed for sustained changed. Here are a few things to consider as we work to help facilitate emotional healing for the black family.
This is the second article in which I go back to the original intent of this column, which is relationship building.
Two years ago, I set out to share insights from my book, "Men Are Dirt." The book is based on thoughts about men from a man's perspective. During this week of Valentine's Day, use this article as the catalyst for a healthy dialogue about your relationship. For those of you who are married, this article is based on chapter 6 of my book, and it is dedicated to you.
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Does having positive self-esteem take work or are you naturally built with it already placed inside of you?
It would be nice to be born with this quality, but many times it takes work to build self esteem. There are millions of people who need to do those extra things to make sure they are confident and they stay that way. Having confidence in who you are and what you want is a part of self esteem which does not happen overnight. However, there are steps that I developed to help you along your journey. These are the steps that I share with my clients which have been known to help them to build self-esteem in their lives.
As we begin our Black History Month celebrations, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy will of course be observed. We must not overlook the fact that King was a man of God, a follower of Jesus Christ and a man of faith. The ultimate legacy of King, a fourth-generation Baptist preacher, will be more theological and less social or political. It was King's response to the gospel of Jesus Christ that changed him, and the world around him.
Pete Rhodes, chairman, Urban Mass Media Group, executive director, Black Music America Network. Carol Maillard, Sweet Honey in the Rock. Karen L. Charles, artistic director, Threads Dance Project. Phyllis Gilliam, Sunday's Best.