Being Frank Archives

A call for celebration

July 12, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The Fourth of July has passed. The leftover ribs and potato salad are gone. The new outfits have been worn and are in the laundry. The fireworks are a forgotten memory and the drudge of everyday life has taken over again. For 242 years African… [Read More]

Super foolishness

June 7, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There is a saying, “One step forward, three back.” It seems as if the African American community is about to do this very thing. The bizarre part about African Americans doing this is that they have done it before over the same issue. The issue… [Read More]

A graduation message for 2018

April 19, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The end of a journey is upon many students in the USA. High schools around the country will be releasing graduating seniors upon society. The future Presidents and CEO’s will be taking their first steps toward greatness. This is the dream many parents want to… [Read More]

50 years without a King

April 5, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr., was gunned down. Fifty long years since King was blasted from life on a balcony outside of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. The years have gone by in a blur for many. Forgetfulness has… [Read More]

A vision of black power

March 22, 2018

Being Frank By Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The African American community recently received a jolt of energy via the movie, Black Panther. The response to the movie was simply astounding. Box office returns were overwhelming. Many African Americans donned African garb to view the movie. The movie gave African Americans a concept… [Read More]

Spring break

March 8, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times Spring break is upon us. Spring break is a time where students and teachers take a break from studying or teaching. Many college students go on trips to exotic places. Teachers use this time to plan lessons and prepare for the final quarter of school…. [Read More]

The wild midwest

April 22, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV In Wisconsin residents have the right to carry concealed weapons.  There have been over 100,000 concealed weapon permits issued to the peaceful residents of the Badger State.  In Milwaukee they have a lawman that appears to be for armed vigilantism.  This same lawman decries the legal system and judges… [Read More]

No more rallies

April 11, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV When something continues to happen over and over again, either you like it or change it. In Milwaukee once again the African American community is outraged over a police action. Derek Williams died while in police custody in 2011. This past week a special prosecutor decided to not press… [Read More]

How are you?

March 27, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV The world turns, football’s over and it’s almost baseball season. The politics of the nation continues to be a cesspool and crime is still a major problem. But how are you? How are you doing, dear reader? How is your life going? Do you know your life’s path? If… [Read More]

Let it all go

December 27, 2012

Being Frank By Frank James IV The year 2012 is over and the New Year 2013 is upon us. What will people do? Will people begin the New Year with a blank slate or will people carry old problems into the New Year? The bringing of old problems into new times has gone on for… [Read More]