Despite reoccurring protests to the contrary, it is my fervent belief that the greatest threat to not only the African-American community, but also the nation in general, is the presence of an unenlightened population. It is difficult to not recognize the presence of a rabble-rousing boisterous hoard of unenlightened individuals within not only America’s borders, but also the entire globe. This blog is a desperate attempt to not only identify such occurrences, but also offer an opportunity for such individuals to escape the confines of ignorance and cultural illiteracy.

Considering the contemporary plight of African-Americans, particularly males, regardless of their age, I believe that there needs to be an immediate intervention aimed at refocusing this population toward social accountability, political relevancy, and cultural sanity. Put simply, it appears that the vast majority of African-Americans have adopted a lifestyle that has rendered them a liability to themselves, their families, their race, and their nation. It is my belief that a major aspect in recognizing, addressing, and correcting the alluded to political, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual issues flows from a relevant conversation with African-American men regarding manhood, race, and culture.

Considering that African-American males do not exist within a vacuum, it is logical that the issues addressed on this blog will traverse across topics, issues, matters, and concerns — fatherhood, marriage, children, love, relationships, culture, identity, politics — that are not unique to African-American males. However, you will discover that Manhood, Race, and Culture addresses these common issues from a balanced, non-partisan, perspective that demands accountability from African-American males. This blog is meant to be neither a bully pulpit irrationally advocating for the uplift of African-American males at the cost of others, nor will you find it an apologist venue excusing away avoidable social ills, economic foolishness, or political inefficiency for African-American males.

So welcome to Manhood, Race, and Culture, a venue for intelligent conversation regarding the intersection of the most volatile issues on the national landscape: Race, Sex, Culture, Politics, Economics, and Gender.


16 thoughts on “HOME”

  1. Good Evening Dr. Jones,

    I wanted to get your insight on a not so recent event that made global news in my area, Cypress. In February, a couple kids from my younger brother’s high school initiated a Nazi salute while shouting things like “Make America Great Again” or “White Power” during a senior panoramic picture. Other students retaliated by showing the Black Power salute. Many of the white parents attempted to take action, citing they wanted action against the kids that raised their fist in the air.

    Growing up in Kansas, we were never taught about the Black Panther Party. If they were ever mentioned, nothing positive was said. I was so surprised about learning about them in your book and our discussions in class, because I never knew about the Free Breakfast program or about the bus line that was created for mothers visiting their sons in prison.

    Anyway, thank you for taking your time to read this. I genuinely enjoy reading your posts before class. Keep up the great work, Dr. Jones.

    Kind Regards,


  2. What started off as me just trying to do extra credit for an A turned into a informative experience for me I actually can’t stay off of the videos and reading the blogs.

  3. Dr. Jones, Thank you for putting your time and effort into maintaining this blog. It is a valuable source of information and inspiration.

  4. Your home page is frank, honest and so needed for those of us who didn’t have a clue something more is going on than we realize. Your determination to shed a bright light on the plight of the black male and other areas of profound considerations is as need as the sun, moon and stars! And that you are Dr. Jones, shining brightly for us to see. Thanks you!

  5. My niece, a student at Prairie View, sent me a link to this site. I find myself challenged to think beyond the obvious and actually having to use my critical thinking abilities. Thank you and I will definitely spread the word.

    1. Well thank you for coming to the sight and spreading the word in regards to the site. I can not say thank you enough. We are attempting to do something radically different with this site that takes us beyond the typical thoughts and what have you. Thank you again.


  6. Prolific! Evokes good healthy discussion! Everyone should read … The Truth indeed shall set you free! Love it!!!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words and consideration Sandra, please help spread the word about the site.

    1. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any suggestions or a desire to serve as a guest blogger, feel free to let me know.


  7. This blog/venue is essential to African Americans in our attempts to correct the mindset and behaviors of our people. We must re-claim, re-build, and re-invent our ideologies and hegemony that has been flawed for too long. Thank you James Jones!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I agree that we must address the miseducation matters that Carter G. Woodson touched upon in his phenomenal works.

  8. This site is a museum of greatness. A collaboration of artist from the past, present, and future. One feels welcomed and understood on this site. I have been conjured into great thought just by looking at photos of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (P.B.U.H.A.), Malcolm X, Tupac, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar. I think how far through time, space, and galaxies can my mind consume without busting out of this physical state permenantly. As Salaam Alaikum

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Committed to investigating, examining, and representing the African-American male, men, and manhood by offering commentary regarding the status of Black Men and Black Manhood as it relates to African-American Manhood, Race, Class, Politics, and Culture from an educated and authentic African-American perspective aimed at improving the plight of African-American men and African-American Manhood in regards to Politics, Culture, Education, and Social Matters.

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