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4 Minutes That Are Better Than Any Self-Help Book I've Ever Read

Legendary punk rocker Henry Rollins has some inspiring back-to-school advice for today's young people. And yeah, he knows he sounds like that cranky old man you want to rebel against. He just doesn't care. Being secure enough in your cranky old manhood to challenge millennials to become civically engaged and follow their dreams? Now THAT'S punk rock.

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A letter to the woman who told me to stay in my daughter's life after seeing my skin.

'I'm not a shiny unicorn. There are plenty of black men like me who love fatherhood.'

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Fathers Everywhere

This article originally appeared on 06.15.16


To a stranger I met at a coffee shop a few years ago who introduced me to what my life as a parent would be like:

My "welcome to black fatherhood moment" happened five years ago, and I remember it like it happened yesterday.

I doubt you'll remember it, though — so let me refresh your memory.

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