This is one of the most authentic and honest pieces I've seen since the infamous incident occurred. Your empathy and insight are mind-blowing.
As someone who has worked in the public eye under the bright glare of television, I can only say you have nailed a LOT of what goes on for so-called successful Black men. And you've done this while exposing your own vulnerabilities and difficulties.
Thank you for writing it. I applaud you and appreciate you. I hope this essay will find its way to many, many readers.