This is an important story. Yes, it's long. But it must be read. It's about Bill Cosby's fight to lift the black community. It was important for me as a black man to read this. And I'll read it again.
Cosby's childhood story somewhat mirrors mine, being raised in a broken home. He doesn't make excuses, and neither do I.
The story evokes in me everything I want to be as a man--a lover, a friend, a teacher, a confidante, a protector, a partner. This is why I struggle, fight, persist, strive for more. This is I am so damn optimistic. Because I know I am these things.