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Brothers’ ‘Fix My Life’: No Fix, But Path To Healing

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Several years ago, I saw Iyanla Vanzant come to speak to an audience in Brooklyn and she mesmerized the mostly African-American female crowd. She spoke of how women could heal themselves by owning their situations and problems and recognizing their responsibilities to break the negative chains to the various ills in their lives.

At the end of her presentation, she alluded to a focus on the men, saying she wanted to address males and their problems. Honestly, I scoffed at the notion. I felt that she wasn’t really equipped to speak to a Black male audience the way she speaks to Black females. Brothers wouldn’t listen to her like that.

But her OWN network “Fix My Life” episode on a Father with 34 children by 17 women sparked quite a response, and managed to open some eyes, even my skeptical spectacles.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 3:32 am

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