Frank Franklin II, PhD, JD

A Tale of Two Narratives: Gender Identity, Mental Health, and the Black Male

Regardless of health behaviors, the inequitable burden of mental health disorders and undiagnosed need borne by the black male is also a consequence of racial discrimination and race-related stressors. The narrative of the African American male can be characterized as a perpetual inquiry of identity permissibility. The narrative exemplifies a lived experience of boundaries and freedoms […]

Get That Mojo Back: Something for the Family Reunion

We’ve been sharing tips for improving your health during Men’s Health Month. As we approach July, I’m certain that many will be headed to family reunions and other outdoor activities. I’m including a couple more recipes for you to take to the reunion. Wouldn’t it be great if you could start a conversation with men about […]

Mental Health “This’Orders”

It’s still June. It’s still Men’s Health Month. So, we are going to focus on mental health disorders . Since men are from Mars- and our country has “allegedly” been there- what we will do is take a space-aged tour through our galaxy to deal with the Black Hole. Or why so many men, especially […]

You Need A Time Out

Have you ever been so angry you felt you needed a time out? Or your behavior was so erratic someone told you to take a time out? You just “lose control” or felt you were pushed to the “point of no return?” Well unfortunately, losing control is just an excuse for not taking responsibility for […]

Cookin’ Up Good Health: For That Mojo

When I told you about foods you could eat to help get your mojo back a few weeks ago, I mentioned tomatoes, beets and strawberries as excellent choices. I did not want to leave you hanging. Here are some great ways to prepare some of those foods. The salsa would be great for a family […]

Manopause: What Every Man (and Woman) Should Know

A few weeks ago, when the content editor announced that the theme for June would be dedicated to topics only covering men’s health and social topics that intersect with men’s health, I responded within minutes with my blog topic. I knew this was a great time to address something that gets so little attention in […]

Men in Fear of Mortality and the Women Who Care for Them

This year we have lost a number of celebrities, Phife Dawg, 45; David Bowie, 69; Maurice White, 74; Prince, 57; Kimbo Slice, 42; and Muhammad Ali, 78. The life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years and only one person listed barely reached the national average. Actually, men bring down the curve when it […]