I arrived at this point through the works of some serious authors whom I want to pay homage to. First and foremost is my frat, Rashid Darden. Rashid is da man and I want everyone who reads this blog to go to his Old Gold Soul website and order Lazarus. You ain't seen nothing yet. This brotha has got a future. Check out his diary, too and the photos are slammin'.
Then, check out Alphonso Morgan's book, SONS. Some of y'all have had the same thoughts as Aaron, so go read it. Those of you who are Sha wannabes can read up, too.
Get your hands on Lee Hayes' book Passion Marks. If you see yourself as Kevin or James, then seek help! Much love. Lee did a book reading for my Cousin and several of his friends, so he is really approachable (shout out here to my cuz who is also my heart).
I can't say enough about Keith Boykin except you gotta read Beyond The Down Low for yourself. Now that's for real (with all due respect to my brother no4real4real).
There are many more up and coming authors, and as I read'em, I'll tell ya. Stay in touch, and y'all come back now, ya hear.
Peace and One Love.