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]

When peace matters

July 30, 2015

I know that “World Peace Day” is officially observed a few months from now, but we need help today. The widespread of senseless gun violence and drug use throughout our country are just signals that many aspects of our society are out of balance and things are going wrong for so many. This issue and… [Read More]

A murderous future

July 16, 2015

Milwaukee is on its way to becoming a major US city. The city boasts two professional sports teams, Bucks and Brewers. The city plays host to two major colleges, Marquette and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Milwaukee also has various tourist attractions, Mitchell Park Domes, Potawatomi Casino. Milwaukee is working to add the final component:… [Read More]

The true enemy

July 10, 2015

Another atrocity has taken place in the African American community. Nine people were killed when Dylann Roof went into a Charleston, South Carolina church and started shooting. Roof announced he wanted to kill black people. Many people scream that this is another show of white hate towards black people. This may be true, but the… [Read More]

When forgiveness matters

July 10, 2015

In the wake of one the largest mass shootings at a Black church in American history, a number of enduring heartfelt lessons occurred. One of those lessons happened during the bond hearing of the shooter, when all of the affected families of the 9 that were killed had a chance to speak during that hearing…. [Read More]

Not a moment but a movement

July 2, 2015

The recently mass shootings in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC are a vivid reminder to all of us that the struggle for racial equality, equal rights, human rights, justice and religious freedom continues. This shooting also opened up a number of old wounds that have long been issues of… [Read More]

Helping the little guy

June 25, 2015

Each day it is an ongoing struggle for a small business or startups to find their place in a complex and competitive world. This is especially true, when there are too many “giants” in the land of opportunity and from the world’s largest economy. It is so clear on all levels and sectors of our… [Read More]

The greatest joys of fatherhood (Part 1)

June 7, 2015

What is the meaning of fatherhood? At a workshop “Improving Data on Male Fertility and Family Formation” at the Urban Institute, Washington D.C. (1997), this definition of fatherhood was given: A man becomes a father when he has his first child; this status is fixed, such that, once a man becomes a father he is… [Read More]

Lost in this masquerade

June 4, 2015

Rebuilding Our Community   I don’t know if you got the memo, email or phone call recently to come to the next series of community meetings dressed in a disguise and ready to play the next round of games. You betcha! How about a little hide-and-seek with the economic recovery and the jobs that seemly… [Read More]