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Frank James Archives

Your reality show

June 27, 2019

Reality television is almost as old as TV itself. One of the first modern reality shows was The Real World on MTV. If you look at television in 2019 much of the programming is reality TV shows. You have shows that range from the lives of housewives to bootleggers running illegal booze. Many people watch… [Read More]

Juneteenth Day or joke?

June 13, 2019

Everyone knows that Juneteenth Day is the celebration of the slaves being freed. Way back in 1865 the USA decided that it was okay for African slaves to be free people. Black people were free to be the whipping boy for the country whenever the USA needed someone to blame. Black people would eventually become… [Read More]

The inheritance

June 6, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times When a person passes on to the next world they often leave their belongings to the next of kin. If a person does not leave their belongings to their kin they may leave it to others who may have been close, or to an institution…. [Read More]

Is equality good for everyone?

May 16, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times I was at a meeting and saw an African American woman wearing a shirt that said ‘equality’ across the front. At first I didn’t pay the shirt any mind. As the meeting went on the shirt drew my attention. The woman was presenting, and the… [Read More]

What happened to the swag

April 4, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The sharpest dressed people on the planet. The trendsetters when it came to fashion. The people who wore clothes and made others wish they could make the clothes look so good. The people who took overalls and made them look like Sunday service worship clothes…. [Read More]

The beauty of it

March 14, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There are many things a person can complain about in life. Many people have issues with their occupations. Other people will have a gripe about the society they were born into, or even the era. Through all of the complaining, we should never forget the… [Read More]

The ultimate fraternity

February 28, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times In the USA there are fraternities and sororities that supposedly epitomize the cream of African American society. I won’t say the names but use the term many use when referring to these organizations: The Divine Nine. It is great to celebrate these nine organizations during… [Read More]

Model happiness for children

January 10, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times A modern day parent strives to ensure that their child achieves more than they have in the madness called the USA. This statement is true for all races that reside in the 50 states. You often run into people who are unhappy with their lot… [Read More]

New Year new you

December 27, 2018

The New Year is upon us; 2018 has gone into the trashcan of history and 2019 is gleaming with shiny newness. A new year is here, wonderful people. Why not begin it by becoming a new improved version of yourself? How, you ask? Easy, by reconciling with your past and accepting the present. No matter… [Read More]

The perfect gift for a child

December 13, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times Many parents in the USA are planning to purchase Christmas gifts for their children. Many are looking to buy clothes or shoes for their child to wear. In the African American community, parents are mimicking their white counterparts by buying to excess. A vast number… [Read More]