Justine Damond’s Murder is “The Chickens Coming Home to Roost”

July 24th, 2017|

By Frank Blaney The “United” States of America has never been united. Halfway through the history of the nation, brothers fought brothers and families divided over a war about slavery and race. Race. The United States of America never was, and never will be color-blind. Eight years of a melanin-rich president (who genetically was more [...]

The Lost Legacy of ‘White Men’ –One man’s profound reflection on the poisoned ‘gift’ of whiteness.

July 24th, 2017|

I recently returned to African soil from a first-time visit to rural Ireland, my ancestral homeland. Setting my feet again deep in African soil, feeling the languorous caress of Senegal’s breeze, the warming embrace from her sun on this continent that all life began was deeply revitalizing and invigorating. It calmed my body, but even more the core of my soul. It was a welcome break from the harshness of the icy-cold European winters that afflicts [...]

The Lost Legacy of ‘White Men’ One man’s profound reflection on the poisoned ‘gift’ of whiteness.

July 19th, 2017|

    I recently returned to African soil from a first-time visit to rural Ireland, my ancestral homeland. Setting my feet again deep in African soil, feeling the languorous caress of Senegal’s breeze, the warming embrace from her sun on this continent that all life began was deeply revitalizing and invigorating. It calmed my body, [...]

Why are Men so Fearful of Healing? An Open Letter to My Brothers.

July 19th, 2017|

As modern men seek healthier paradigms of masculinity, we must provide “counter-stories” for the young men and boys in our world. June 12, 2017 by Frank Blaney  For a man to commit to healing is to open their innermost being to the chaotic unpredictability of the Universe. To feel her profound caress is to risk [...]

Why in a Post-Trump America I Found Hope in Africa

December 16th, 2016|

While I was packing for my recent trip to Africa, most of my friends and colleagues were experiencing emotional shock waves from Donald Trump's election victory.  My friends' reactions ranged from dread, depression, to outright panic.  Most of them feel they will be at a distinct disadvantage in the new vision for America that [...]