Frank James Archives

Nowhere to run

January 6, 2022

It’s 2022. It is a new year and new day. I often talk to people and listen to the subjects they discuss or complain about. In the last few weeks I have been hearing a similar spiel from some African American men. These individuals have traveled abroad and experienced how other countries operate. The resounding… [Read More]

Is this integration?

December 16, 2021

I am a fan of any type of movie that makes you think. Science fiction or movies based on comic books are some of my favorite movie plots. I have seen everything from the X-Men, to the flop that was based on the Green Lantern. In 2021 I had to miss one of the best… [Read More]

Black Friday fire sale

December 2, 2021

It’s Christmas season in the good ole USA. Black Friday shopping deals will last up until Christmas Day. It’s time for people to spend money on gifts and alcohol to make the season special. Best Buy and Walmart have loaded the shelves with 70-plus inch televisions for purchase. Macy’s and other stores have the clothes… [Read More]

Things to give thanks for

November 25, 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, families around the USA will gather for Thanksgiving. There will be celebrating and plenty of good eating. Even though things seem bleak in the USA because of the pandemic, there is plenty to celebrate. People of the USA take the Thanksgiving break to celebrate the things that are good about… [Read More]

Family interactions

November 11, 2021

In the USA there are different levels of life and society. You have the elite wealthy and all the levels between this level and the poor. Outside the fact that of every one of these levels consist of people there is another commonality. No matter what level of society you live in, everyone has a… [Read More]

How did we get here?

October 28, 2021

There is a vast amount of frustration in the African American community in 2021. The African American population is frustrated over the role they have been forced to play in US society. The African American female is frustrated with the African American male and vice versa. African Americans have turned their frustration back upon themselves… [Read More]

Is it the student or the curriculum?

October 7, 2021

Many Americans send their children off to school every day. In the USA the majority of citizens send their children to public schools. The work load many parents have may keep them from being as diligent when pertaining to their child’s education. This negligence by parents has lead to many districts around the country adopting… [Read More]

Can you define Black?

September 9, 2021

In 2021 I pose a question to the world, “What defines being Black in 2021?” Over the years the definition of what being Black in the USA has evolved or de-evolved. Being Black was at one time an act of defiance towards a racist system of oppression. Interactions and dealings with other races has also… [Read More]

Keep your word

August 19, 2021

In 2021 African Americans are struggling to find some way to navigate the way US society is changing. There are different forces that are pulling all Americans here and there. You have a pandemic raging across the planet. There is the angst of the coming NFL season. African Americans will have to build a trust… [Read More]

Freedom to be

July 22, 2021

Over the years I have put various opinions about topics out into the world. Anyone who has been reading this column for the past ten years knows this. Many others remember the show, Being Frank where I voiced my thoughts. The latest voicing of my thoughts has come from a podcast, The Last Black Man… [Read More]