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Hypocrites, Hucksters, Histrionics and Hype

Hypocrites, Hucksters, Histrionics and Hype

March 7, 2016 Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am. The so-called “debates” are downright insulting and…

Carter G. Woodson Academy is Not Enough

Carter G. Woodson Academy is Not Enough

"Woodson is a small, promising program, but it barely scratches the surface of the need that exists in the district…" …

Former Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years

Former Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years

"This was a victory not only for the OKC 13, but also for so many unknown victims of sexual assault."…

The Economics of Water

The Economics of Water

Posted February 5, 2015 “Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.”
— Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I can hear the backroom discussion now: “We…

Have Hip-Hop and Wall Street Destroyed Soul Music?

Have Hip-Hop and Wall Street Destroyed Soul Music?

"This was the first time there was no number one in a year by an African American in the chart’s 55 – year history.”…

What Will You Sacrifice for Justice?

What Will You Sacrifice for Justice?

"Comfort will always be elusive in a racist society. And that’s a good thing."…

Black Consciousness vs. Christianity Part 1

Black Consciousness vs. Christianity Part 1

“King was clear that the struggle for Black liberation required coordination, discipline, and sacrifice with respect to economics…"…

Can I Get a Witness…Or an Endorsement?

Can I Get a Witness…Or an Endorsement?

Black ministers must go beyond simply meeting with political candidates and must step up and use their voice, influence and resources to go beyond building fancy edifices.…

The NAACP is Broken, Members Must Fix It

The NAACP is Broken, Members Must Fix It

"Our branches are left to scrimp, beg, borrow or use any means necessary to accomplish our work, many operating on $2,000 or less per month.”…

Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

Worst of all, most consumers using their debit cards never realize the overdraft fees incurred until the next bank statement is received, weeks after the purchases were made.…