The primary reason for writing anything is to communicate with others, to stimulate interest or action from the reader. I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. Dr. Shalamon Duke writes books, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing children’s books and poetry and will release his real-life memoir July 2023. He also writes on subjects regarding community college students, Black men, and mental health.
Daddy, Am I Going To Be Able To Grow Up?
After the murder of Eric Garner I sat and said to myself, “Do we ever have a chance”? What do I need to tell my sons so they will be able to grow up? Daddy Am I Going to Be Able to Grow Up is a short childrens book that details specific instructions that make makes it easy for Black fathers to have conversations with their Black sons about how to navigate and chart their life in a productive way keeping them safe from harm.
The Art of the Bounce Back – July 2023