On Your Relationship With Your Mother

Dear Y.B.M.: “Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” – Ephesians 6: 2-3 Throughout Black American history, the mother has played a critical leadership role in most black homes. There are many reasons for that […]

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On Your Relationship With Your Father

Dear Y.B.M.: “Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” – Proverbs 17:6 “Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise.” – Ephesians 6:2 You will probably be tempted in your adolescent years to rebel against your father and to disrespect him. May […]

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Women Folk! #2

Dear Y.B.M.: I trust that you have God’s joy. In this letter, I want to shift gears a little and add some good points to a letter I wrote to you in Letters to Young Black Men. It is the letter that I entitled “Women Folk!” Now, to my surprise, mothers, fathers, and men loved […]

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Oh! The Joys I’ve Had

Dear Y.B.M.: “Happiness depends on the happenings, but having joy does not depend on the circumstances. Joy comes from God and you better get some.” I pray that you are not in any trouble. I apologize for staying on trouble so long, but sometimes trouble comes double. In my previous letter, I shared some of […]

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Oh! The Troubles I’ve Seen #3

Dear Y.B.M.: “One trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out like fun.” I trust that you are doing well. I hope that you have made the decision not to make any of the life-altering mistakes that I have made and thus suffer the troubles that I have experienced. I am sure I surprised […]

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Oh! The Troubles I’ve Seen #2

Dear Y.B.M.: The second trouble that I brought upon myself during my young years was loving women and using women for all the wrong reasons. Dear brother, when God made women, He made something! To me, there is nothing on God’s green earth more beautiful than “Phat” women. Nothing! (For the ebonically challenged, “Phat” means […]

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Oh! The Troubles I’ve Seen #1

Dear Y.B.M.: “Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” – Job 14:1 Boy, Job got that right! Jesus said: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome […]

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Connections

Dear Y.B.M.: Well, it has been a while since I have written to you. I trust that you are growing spiritually, mentally, and otherwise in your life as a young black man. Again, I want to thank you for the many kind letters and e-mails that I received from you in response to the book, […]

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