Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The real Cosby show

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.

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