Being Frank Archives

We prefer Black

November 8, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The Queen of the World. This is the title the Black woman has held for the past few millennia. All men on the planet crave the Black woman. Many other races have held the Black woman up as the standard to measure their women by…. [Read More]

Black man, where art thou?

October 25, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There is a missing person on the planet. At one time this person was the king of kings and looked upon as a divine ruler. This person was the epitome of what a man should be. In 2018 this person has gone missing and his… [Read More]

We are still here

October 4, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times After more than 500 years of oppression and hate in the USA alone, Black people are still here. Blacks in the USA call themselves African Americans in 2018; but they are black and still here. Black people around the world have been conquered, enslaved and… [Read More]

Today’s youth

September 20, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times It is easy for someone to say that African American youth are out of control in 2018. That statement is true in many instances in the USA. How did this situation come to be, though? How did African Americans lose control of their children? These… [Read More]

The casualties of assimilation

August 2, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There are certain talents that are unique to various races. In a perfect society these talents would be fostered to ensure success of everyone. In US society this is only partially true. The talents of those who have Caucasian backgrounds are fostered and celebrated. The… [Read More]

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]