Letter from the Editor Archives - Mocha Man Style
Letter from the Editor: The Power of a Father’s Hand
The last time I saw my father, I noticed that a piece of his finger was missing. Although my dad and I didn’t see each other that often, I was surprised that I never noticed it before. “What happened to your finger?” I asked. He looked at his hand... Read more
Letter From the Editor: A Like is Not An Indicator of Self-Worth
Instagram recently started removing likes on posts as part of a trial for changes on the platform. The social media network hopes that by removing likes, people will feel less “pressure” around the content they post. This announcement made me think about an encounter I had with some students... Read more
Letter From the Editor: Freedom Ain’t Free
July is a time when we celebrate America’s Independence. As I write this, I’m reading news reports on how President Trump will have military equipment at the National Celebration in Washington, DC. Many people are upset that he would use this occasion to display America’s military might. This whole... Read more
Letter From the Editor: Deadbeat Dads
Recently, I noticed a Twitter exchange about fatherhood between one of my followers and another person. My follower, who I will call Jeff, posted an innocuous article about the changing face of fatherhood. The story explained how African American dads are more involved in their children’s lives than ever before.... Read more
Letter from the Editor: A Father’s Dream
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore—And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load. Or does it explode? – Langston Hughes Dreams are... Read more