BrotherSpeak: Black Men Share Their Thoughts & Experiences With Love

January 16, 2013  |  


Source: Washington Post

It’s not often that we hear a group of mature, black men sit down and share their positive and dysfunctional experiences with love. And not just love for a partner but love for brothers, love for their children, grandchildren and themselves and love for God.

But The Washington Post and the Maynard Institute teamed up to launch a new, three-part series called “BrotherSpeak: Exploring the lives of black men.” The series includes interviews from a group of diverse black men, from different generations, professions and sexual preferences. The brothers sat down to talk about the people they love most and lessons they’ve learned in love. Check out their very honest, very inspiring thoughts below.

This is good for the soul. Though I’m sure it’s lack of ratchet will ensure that not as many people will watch; but I’m sure those who do will certainly take something away from this series.

What do you think of this series, would you like to see more interviews like this?

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  • Yolanda Stewart

    Absolutely! Good stuff

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  • PhD

    this is so my topic…but strangely I am utterly uninterested in this doc, maybe I feel it is an old topic and not enough new remedies ..personally I have grown beyond problems and living in the solution era.

  • @Dee_Thinks

    This is excellent. I’m so glad the Washington Post decided to do this.

  • cocochele

    Wow this was awesome and brought a tear to my eye. Men AND women need to sit down and watch this.

  • CaramelKisses

    Hopefully they will have something decent to say….I stopped dating black men a long time ago so i couldn’t care less.

    • PhD

      I myself have newly embraced dating ALL men particularly within my peer group, lamentably of which has literally ZERO blackmen…but I’m am still black and the strengthening of my community will only benefit us all.

  • megstar

    This was really important. Especially as it changed my opinion of the Shawty Low reality TV show. At first I was apathetic and didn’t care but now I realized the effect it puts out in the universe and am glad that it was canceled/won’t air.

  • Pat

    Yes! I would love more interviews! This is awesome. I’m happy to see this

  • Kim

    Absolutely beautiful and refreshing

  • Patricia

    This is a great documentary. This does show that you have black men that are in pain and frustrated. Sadly they don’t express their pain and frustration in a way women do by talking. Some people think sex is a way to make the pain go away and it does not work. Sometimes, it make the situation worse especially when a child is produced from it and the pain is even worse. Hopefully this documentary can help a lot of men who are out there hurting.