“My brothers & sisters.

Black, the original man.

They say that black is back, but when did it leave.

It never left.

Its always been there.

Be Black.

Be Strong.

Be free.

For you are, the Black man.”

Nick Holder – Black Man ~ 2008

Detroit is one of America’s largest city but more often than not, it feels like a small town. Perhaps that’s because the population continues to dwindle or perhaps it’s just because I know a lot of people.

No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I happen to bump into friends. Sometimes in the most random places…

This weekend I was on the East Side of Detroit and popped into a barber shop and smack dab into my Patrick, a master barber.

You may be asking yourself, what I was doing in a barbershop… Well, that’s another story…