Straight Talk - How to Survive and Thrive as a Young Man of Color- is a book for boys and young men who are sick and tired of being "sick and tired." It is a book that will help young men to have peace of mind, so they can live the life God has destined for them....a life of joy, achievement, and peace. If a boy or young man wants to avoid being a victim of violence and mass incarceration, this is the book to read! If a boy or young man wants to have an opportunity to enjoy and live a life of spiritual enlightenment, mental stability, increased income, educational opportunity, and integrity, read this book! The key to surviving and thriving lies in knowing and serving God and living your life with integrity. Once you have God in your life and once you make a commitment to serving Him, everything else opens up to you. This book will guide the reader to better days and better ways of being.