• Teaching the truth about America’s history: Only the truth can make us free

    October 22, 2015

    History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it. – Howard Zinn Were my African ancestors, who were stolen at… [Read More]

    Going round in circles

    October 16, 2015

    It has been over 40 years, when in 1972, Billy Preston recorded a single entitled “Will It Go Round in Circles” on his album “Music is My Life.” The song became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks and sold over a million copies. Preston was considered a virtuoso keyboardist on… [Read More]

    Find your safe place

    October 8, 2015

    As the world turns there are more examples of ugliness in society. The humans on this planet are being bombarded with a constant stream of negativity. The society we live in is caught between greed and extinction. As of today, the former is driving the people to the latter. This isn’t a race issue, but… [Read More]

    Let’s be upfront

    October 8, 2015

      At first glance, it seems that we are making some progress by what people are saying, stories written, town hall meetings held, radio talk shows, big plans being suggested and a “blue ribbon committee” being formed that will study the problem and find a solution. But just like some real live “magic act” and… [Read More]

    The piercing cry of child poverty in economically rich but spiritually poor America

    October 2, 2015

    “Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry.” –Pope Francis “Poverty is not… [Read More]

    Looking for a party

    October 2, 2015

    The local and national elections for 2016 are shaping up to be one for the record books in terms of who is running for some kind of public office. If you think that things are interesting now with some of the non-politicians leading in the early polls… just wait, there is more to come…for there… [Read More]

    Young Black males: Pushed out and pushed away

    September 25, 2015

    Damien Durr is a brilliant young man who grew up in Ohio in a family of teachers where education was always stressed. No one—including Damien—ever thought he wouldn’t finish high school. When his father, grandfather and aunt all died within a short time of each other as he was starting high school it shook him… [Read More]

    No worries can be a reality

    September 25, 2015

    We have been trained to believe that worry is a part of life. We worry about things that are mostly out of our control. We worry about other people’s problems not realizing there is nothing we can do about them. Like masochists we seek out reasons to worry to keep our ulcers burning. What if… [Read More]

    When Hip Hop matters

    August 20, 2015

    I know that the founding fathers of our great country did not see this coming… not at all… and perhaps they would be just as lost as many of us baby boomers are today in understanding and embracing the world of “Hip Hop.” It is not just the music; but it is a culture all… [Read More]

    Keep whipping those horses

    July 30, 2015

    I once saw a funny picture on a blog of a man standing over a dead horse hitting it with a stick. The meaning was simple; he was beating the metaphorical dead horse. It was tied to a debate that was going on over a pro athlete. I hate to be the one standing over… [Read More]