Health, fitness, grooming

The Evolution of Grooming

The Evolution of Grooming

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena Men. All opinions are my own. My grandfather’s face told the story of his life. He earned his leathery skin from decades of working as a sharecropper underneath the blazing Lousiana sun. No sunscreen.…

3 Things That Motivate Men to Look Their Best

3 Things That Motivate Men to Look Their Best

There are many reasons why men want to look their best, but the most popular motivation, cited by 41% of men surveyed, is to feel good about themselves. The other top reasons were making a good first impression (34%) and setting a good…

Bevel Trimmer Was Designed with African-American Men’s Grooming Needs in Mind

Bevel Trimmer Was Designed with African-American Men’s Grooming Needs in Mind

Walker & Company Brands CEO, Tristan Walker is committed to making health and beauty simple for people of color. His first product to address this need was Bevel, a 5 part shaving system, including a specially-designed single blade safety razor, that has been…

4 Trendy Haircuts for Black Men

4 Trendy Haircuts for Black Men

Barbers are known for using their creative eye and their ability to create some of the most innovative cuts in the game. In this video, master barbers share four trendy haircuts that are making their mark on the scene today. https://vimeo.com/128375757…

Headblade Makes Head Shaving Easy

Headblade Makes Head Shaving Easy

I’m thankful for Michael Jordan. Not only did he elevate the game of basketball, but he also made bald heads cool. Yes, I know that there were many bald guys before MJ, but Mike’s shaved head gave many men the…

NBA All-Star Paul George Shares a F.A.S.T. Way to Identify Signs of a Stroke

NBA All-Star Paul George Shares a F.A.S.T. Way to Identify Signs of a Stroke

  Last August, NBA All-Star Paul George suffered a compound fracture of his right leg. Although this horrific injury caused him to miss several games, George refused to allow it to keep…

Bentley Infinite is an Alluring Fragrance for Fashion-Conscious Men

Bentley Infinite is an Alluring Fragrance for Fashion-Conscious Men

Bentley is the epitome of luxury. The world-class car maker defines the segment with immaculately designed vehicles that legions of people desire to own. But what if you were able to take the essence of Bentley – style, class, luxury…

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Men’s Health

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Men’s Health

Like many men, I don’t always get health checkups as often as I should. Sure, I’ll go to the doctor if I have a serious problem such as a broken limb or if I’ve been reading too many articles on…

The Schick Xtreme3 Razor is the Perfect Travel Companion

The Schick Xtreme3 Razor is the Perfect Travel Companion

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schick. All opinions are my own. You know you are a frequent traveler when airport employees start to recognize you. The other day, I was getting a bite to eat at my favorite airport…

Rihanna Defies Boundaries With New Men’s Fragrance – ROGUE MAN by Rihanna

Rihanna Defies Boundaries With New Men’s Fragrance – ROGUE MAN by Rihanna

Rihanna is perhaps the hardest working woman in show business. Not only has she put out seven albums in seven years, achieved 12 number-one singles, and won seven Grammy Awards, but she has also made an impact in the fashion,…

Victor Cruz Inspires Success Beyond the Game with HUGO MAN

Victor Cruz Inspires Success Beyond the Game with HUGO MAN

When I was searching for players for my fantasy football team, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was high on my list. His quickness and explosiveness have made him one of the top receivers in the NFL. In 2011,…

Elements of a Perfect Shave: The Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp with Light Aromatic Essential Oils

Elements of a Perfect Shave: The Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp with Light Aromatic Essential Oils

This post is sponsored by The Art of Shaving. All opinions are mine. Since the dawn of time, men have been on an eternal quest for two things: the meaning of life and the perfect shave. While it may be…

Review: The Polar Loop is Much More Than a Fancy Pedometer

Review: The Polar Loop is Much More Than a Fancy Pedometer

Several months ago, I made a commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. Along with eating right and cutting down on my caffeine intake, I also decided to be more active. I knew that an activity band would be a helpful tool…

Top 5 Grooming Mistakes Men Make

Top 5 Grooming Mistakes Men Make

I’ve made many grooming mistakes in my lifetime. I’ve dry-shaved with a cheap drugstore shaver, washed my hair with a bar of soap, exposed the world to my ashy knees, and held on to hairstyles longer than I should have…

Spend Less Time in the Shower with Alberto VO5 Men’s 3-in-1

Spend Less Time in the Shower with Alberto VO5 Men’s 3-in-1

I like things that do more than one thing – sporks, Swiss Army knives, beer helmets, and pajama jeans (I’m just kidding about this one, but you get my point). That’s why I was pleased to discover Alberto VO5 Men’s…

3 Fresh and Sophisticated Men’s Fragrances That Will Improve Your Scent Game

3 Fresh and Sophisticated Men’s Fragrances That Will Improve Your Scent Game

Smelling nice has its advantages, and a nice men’s fragrance applied properly, will give you a leg up on the poor schmuck who invested in a drug store body spray. But before we get into our recommended men’s fragrances, let’s…

Never Leave Home Without the Art of Shaving Travel Kit

Never Leave Home Without the Art of Shaving Travel Kit

This post is sponsored by The Art of Shaving. All opinions are my own. Have you ever been traveling and realized that you forgot your shaving kit? I have and it’s not a good feeling. When this happens, you have…

My Friend Died from Colon Cancer

My Friend Died from Colon Cancer

My friend James is Top Left, right next to me (photo circa 1988) I usually log on to Facebook to post some non-sequitur comment or find out what my friends are up to. But lately, Facebook has turned into the…

Boston Red Sox Players David Ortiz and Shane Victorino Shave Off Their Beards for Charity

Boston Red Sox Players David Ortiz and Shane Victorino Shave Off Their Beards for Charity

Playoff beards are legendary. Hockey players have been growing them for decades. Hirsute heroes such as Mike Commodore and Paul Mara have inspired players in other professional sports to grow out their whiskers. During the Boston Red Sox latest World Series run,…

Rock Star Dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Benabio Teaches Men to Be Comfortable in Their Skin

Rock Star Dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Benabio Teaches Men to Be Comfortable in Their Skin

Dr. Jeffrey Benabio makes dermatology cool. Although he has a long academic and professional resume, Dr. Benabio remains a laid-back guy who likes to have fun and interact with his patients. In his TEDx talk, “Reinventing the Physician,” Dr. Benabio…

TRAVEL

14 Hands Winery Tour: A Hidden Gem in Prosser, WA

14 Hands Winery Tour: A Hidden Gem in Prosser, WA

  When most people visit Washington, Seattle is the only stop…

7 Reasons to Visit Turks and Caicos

7 Reasons to Visit Turks and Caicos

There are many beautiful vacation spots in the Caribbean, but one of the most picturesque locations is Turks and Caicos. This nation is comprised of six major islands – West…

The Bentonville Film Festival Champions Diverse Voices in Entertainment

The Bentonville Film Festival Champions Diverse Voices in Entertainment

I am fascinated by the art of filmmaking.  When I watch a film, I pay attention to camera angles, color and saturation, cuts and fades, how the filmmaker uses music…

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10 Reasons to Explore Jacksonville’s African American Heritage Trail

I lived in Jacksonville, FL in the late nineties. I must admit that it wasn’t my first choice of locations. However, I knew it had to be better than the…

FASHION & STYLE

Pharrell Williams Lends His Creativity and Fashion Acumen to G-Star RAW

Pharrell Williams Lends His Creativity and Fashion Acumen to G-Star RAW

  Fashion and music icon, Pharrell Williams has added another fashion brand to his ever-expanding portfolio of businesses.…

The Hublot Unico is the World’s Only Scratch-Resistant Gold Watch

The Hublot Unico is the World’s Only Scratch-Resistant Gold Watch

Hublot has been making lust-worthy timepieces for over 30 years. Hublot’s strength resides in its very clear identity – the unique ability to create timepieces that combine tradition and innovation.…

Keep Your Neck in Style with Freshneck

Keep Your Neck in Style with Freshneck

I get bored easily. My nightstand is a repository of half-read books. TV shows only have about 10 seconds to hold my interest before I click the remote. And my wardrobe? I…

The Marc Anthony Clothing Collection Delivers Affordable Fashion for Men

The Marc Anthony Clothing Collection Delivers Affordable Fashion for Men

With 12 million albums sold worldwide, Marc Anthony is a leading ambassador of Latin music. In 2000, his song, “Dimelo,” won a Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year,…

food

How To Avoid Dining Etiquette Mistakes Around the World

Because of modern transportation, the world is a much smaller place. A person can fly from New York at lunchtime and arrive in London in time for dinner. With this ability…

Heart Healthy Collard Greens Recipe: Soulful Smoky Greens

Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy. It took a serious health crisis for me to make significant changes to improve and maintain my health. While some of my…

EVENTS

Black Cosplayers at Comicpalooza

Comic-cons are great places to see cosplayers’ creativity, talent, and innovation. One of my favorite Comic-cons is Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in…

African American Cosplayers at the Texas Renaissance Festival

I have attended the Texas Renaissance Festival since I was a child. Each year, I eagerly anticipate seeing the shows, interacting with the artists, and eating a giant turkey leg.…


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