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Your Road Map to Real and Lasting Success (Letter Four)

Dear Y.B.M.: I trust that you have been doing well since my last letter. Today, I am writing this letter from the law library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. By the way, I just had a long and interesting conversation with a young black man who is a…

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How to Obtain the Blessings of God (Letter Three)

Dear Y.B.M.: At this writing, I am sitting in my vehicle in front of a United Parcel Service office in Hamden, Connecticut, waiting for them to open so that I can pick up an important package. By the way, so that you will know, due to the nature of my…

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Get to Know Your Creator (Letter 2)

Dear Y.B.M.: I trust that you are doing well today. I am doing fine. If you have not done so already, may I strongly encourage you to get to know your God? Dear friend, you will not have a happy, fulfilling, successful life without God as your center. It simply…

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The Main Thing (Letter 1)

Dear Y.B.M.: I am writing this letter from Hamden, Connecticut. I trust that you are doing well in these days. Recently, I was speaking at a church in Orlando, Florida, and I saw a sign on the front of the pulpit that read: The Main Thing Is To Keep The…

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Letters to Young Black Men: Introduction

It appears that many people are concerned about the worsening conditions in the black community of America. And let’s just be honest: we are in a bad way, generally speaking. I say, “generally speaking,” because there are some blacks who are not doing badly at all. But the black community,…