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A safe space where men get to share their wisdom, knowledge but most importantly their truth. This podcast is a platform to help us understand the fact that men are human beings first and have feelings too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tray-kearney/support

Men Hurt Too Tray Kearney

    • Society & Culture
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A safe space where men get to share their wisdom, knowledge but most importantly their truth. This podcast is a platform to help us understand the fact that men are human beings first and have feelings too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tray-kearney/support

    Living as a Black Man With Autism

    Living as a Black Man With Autism

    Welcome Marcus Boyd as he shares his truth on living as a black man with Autism.  Marcus Leonardo Boyd is 4x Award winning Autism Activist.  He is also a 13x Award Winning Music producer and composer. Marcus is the  CEO of Multiple businesses. He was born with Autism and didn’t start speaking until he was 13 or 13 1/2 at a 2 year old level. So many doctors said the left side of his brain didn't function correctly and he would never get an education, feed himself, put his own clothes or be able to function on his own. He was on so my medications and he had problems with communication and emotional issues. He was abused for years in every way you can imagine. He was in 17 different foster homes, 16 different group homes and 16 different mental hospitals.  Marcus was in electrical shock therapy for years where he was electrocuted for 20 minutes a day for years to get him to focus to take his medication. Him being non verbal and feeling alone he felt like no one would love someone with Autism. He also felt like no one would understand him. Today God has blessed him to be in places he never dreamed of.

    Marcus shares how he was beaten, starved, raped and counted out. He shares how he overcame what many would expect to destroy him.  Marcus gives us an inside look at what autism is, how it feels and what is associated with a meltdown.  His story will give you hope, inspiration and motivation that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind too. 

    To stay connected to Marcus follow him on Instagram @autismactivistmarcusboyd or on Facebook Marcus Leonardo Boyd 

    To stay in touch with Tray or be a guest on the show contact tray at tray@traykearney.com 


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    • 44 min
    Single Black Fatherhood

    Single Black Fatherhood

    Bill Davis joins us to share his truth on what successful black fathering looks like.  The why, how and what it takes to raise successful children as a single black dad.  Bill shares how many people thought taking on raising his four children as a single dad was not a good idea.  He shares how he defeated the odds and overcame the challenges by forming a village.  Bill has two sons and two daughters he discussing the difference in raising sons vs raising daughters and why it was important to not only recognize but acknowledge the difference in order to raise healthy men and women.  

    He shares his experience with trying to date being a single dad of four.  Was he treated like a single mom of four?  Were his struggles the same of that of a single mom?  Was it more difficult or did people give him more help because he is a man? 

    Bill's book Baba and the Crew : A True Sorry of a Single Black Father's Journey to Redemption outlines his journey of raising four children on his own from the ages of 3, 5, 7, and 9. His story will motivate, encourage and inspire you to push harder and go further.  His message of you have what it takes to succeed if you just believe in yourself will give you your second wind.  

    For more information to book Bill Davis or to purchase his book go to www.babaslegacy.com 

    To stay connect to Tray go to www.traykearney.com or follow on all social media @traykearney 




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    • 1 hr 12 min
    There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    Our guest Shawn Dove joins us to share his truth.  Shawn shares what it felt like to never wake up to his dad in the home and how that influenced his parenting style.  He also takes us down his journey of wanting to jump on the train tracks when he thought that was the best option he had at the time to discovering there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  

    He shares how he went from addiction to walking the halls of the White House.  Shawn is on a mission to support, educated and advance our black boys and men to the leaders they are born to be.  He discusses the importance of community and how our words can actually save someone's life.  Listen in as Shawn gives clarity on what men need and how they actually receive what is offered. We also touched on your circle of influence as well as accountability.

    "There is no cavalry coming to save the day!"  ~Shawn Dove 

    To stay connected to Shawn follow friend and like @Shawn_dove on Instagram Shawn Dove on Facebook. To pre-order your copy of Shawn's soon to be released book "I Too Am America" go to www.dovesoars.com 

    To contact Tray or be a guest on "Men Hurt Too" tray@traykearney.com 


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Men Have Feelings Too

    Men Have Feelings Too

    Dr. George James joins us to share his truth from the practical to the clinical side.   He shares the importance of balance in raising sons and daughters.  Dr. James explains why it is just as important to hug his son as it is to hug his daughter. He believes boys should be allowed to express their feelings, so he makes it a point to teach his son the importance of vulnerability. 

    He also shares why there is such a struggle in communication and the trauma that ghosting someone can cause. Are you afraid to share because it's an "emotional risk"?  We have eye opening dialogue on why it is hard to take this risk and how to overcome this challenge. 

    Dr. James goes on to encourage finding a tribe to uplift, support, love and check you.  A safe space to share and grow.  You are only as good as your circle. 

    To stay connect to Dr. James go to www.gerogetalks.com or follow on Facebook Dr. George James and Instagram @georgetalks 

    To keep in contact with Tray www.traykearney.com 


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    • 50 min
    FINISH WHAT YOU START

    FINISH WHAT YOU START

    Alfuquan Hardy comes to share his truth on Manhood, fatherhood, home, relationships, divorce and starting over.  He shares one of his biggest disappointments in his life and how he overcame his struggles.  Al shares the importance of FINISHING what you start.  We also get his take on the benefits and pressures of coming from a home with both biological parents and being raised by accomplished parents as well as a parent who is a Pastor. 

    Al is the author of the book Jack of All Trades Master of One and the creator of the movement "Black Men Are Dope" Black Women Are Dope" & "Black Love is Dope". 

    Al's take on life will definitely give you some direction, motivation and hope. 

    To stay connected to Alfuquan Hardy on social media you can find him @alfuquanhardy on Instagram and Al Hardy on Facebook. To purchase his book Jack of All Trades Master of One or Merchandise go to www.mralhardy.com 

    To stay in touch with the host Tray Kearney go to www.traykearney.com or follow, friend and like on all social media @traykearney 


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    • 1 hr
    Embrace Your Uniqueness

    Embrace Your Uniqueness

    Our latest guest Pel joins us to share his truth.  Pel shares how he was raised by a mostly female village.  However he expressed the importance of having the right  male energy in his life with his uncles and other male mentors and how it contributed to his development.  
    He goes on to share that life is about embracing your unique gifts and talent. That every human being is on this planet to do great things. He is not one to hold his tongue and was straight no chaser dropping major gems.  Come learn what comes to mind when the words love, wealth, spirituality, life, wisdom and home where thrown at him. Be sure to listen until the end to find out about "Robot Legs."
    To stay connected to Pel follow him on Instagram @PelNyc 
    For more information on Tray go to www.traykearney.com 

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