DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
"I paid for sneakers when I should have paid attention…."A thoughtful, yet direct, guide for Black fathers who want to improve their relationships with their children. Carl Stokes intertwines his own successes and failures as a young Black father with 12 easy steps to help you overcome your struggles and prioritize the things that matter most. Stokes presents these topics in a reassuring way and teaches a critical message—mistakes do not define you. And when relationships seem broken, they can be repaired. Once you take this journey and implement these steps, your pathway through fatherhood will become clear—and you’ll have the tools necessary for building healthy bonds with your children.
Carl Stokes is an
award-winning social worker, educator, and speaker living in the scenic Buffalo,
New York with his family.
He works as a college
instructor and recently received his doctorate in education. His dissertation
focuses on Black males and their perseverance in community colleges.
Carl is passionate about
working to uplift the Black community.He especially loves mentoring young Black fathers and helping them see
their full potential. He also enjoys teaching parenting classes for a small
On a day off, you might
find Carl biking with his wife and daughters... or teaching his pet bird Mango
a new word.