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Discussion of mentoring and protege relationships amongst adult black males framed in the context of race and racism in America.

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Dr. Rick Patterson discusses social issues and topics of relevance. Today we will discuss the idea of Critical Thinking and just how important it is in everyday relationships but especially amongst mentor and protege.

Why are Dreams important to the success (or failure) of an individual? Dr. Rick Patterson discusses dreams within the framework of mentoring and adult black males in particular. This is an episode that intersects the ideas of identity... more

Dr. Rick Patterson discusses social issues and topics of relevance.

President Obama has proclaimed January 2013 as National Mentor Month. But, what is a mentor? How do they impact Adults? Dr. Rick Patterson explores these questions on the January 24, 2013 radio episode of Now I Can Dream.

I have a special guest, Ms. Denise Jones. She's the author of the book, Kindegarten and Cancer. Miss Jones discusses the book and her experience as a mother who has to face the reality of a young son stricken with cancer.

In the coming weeks the Oxygen network will be airing a show entitled, "All My Babies Mamas." It's a reality show (really?) surrounding the life of one Carlos Walker (aka Shawty Lo) a non-famous Atlanta rapper who has 11 kids by 10... more

How would you feel if someone told you that you were a role model, and you didn't want the job? Remember when Charles Barkley uttered the words, "I am not a role model?" I suggest that he got it wrong. We all are role models. What... more

Recent critique of Robert Griffen, III (RGIII), by ESPN telecaster Rob Parker about "Blackness" raises the question, "does a Black man have a responsibiity to the Black community to act in a certain way to prove his blackness?" Dr. Rick... more