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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

How Do We End the Black Girl Fight Culture?

July 19, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If you Google the phrase “black girl fights”, you will come up with literally hundreds if not thousands of videos detailing brawls, vicious attacks and overall violence perpetrated between black, mostly young, girls. Many are maimed and injured as a result and, tragically, some are killed. In April of 2016, 17-year-old Ta’jae... [Read more...]

Resisting The Gang.

July 19, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Turn on any news channel and within 15 minutes you hear about violence coming out of a populous city. While Chicago seems to achieve more negative publicity than other cities, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, have their fair share of violent gang-related crimes too. Where Does it Begin? It’s nothing new clashes... [Read more...]

Never Apologize for Being a Parent.

July 18, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Society is bipolar when it comes to the subject of parenting. In one space parents should be more friend like towards their children. The children should have more independence and decision making power in their day to day activities. Parents are told that if their children seem to have a behavior problem it’s not because they’re... [Read more...]

Poverty And The Fallacy Of Long-term Economic Greatness For African-Americans.

July 17, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The first week of July produced a somewhat positive Employment Situation report. While the unemployment rate ticked up just a bit, about 224,000 new jobs were created, nearly three times as many as were created in the tepid previous month. There was, of course, the Administration crowing about the strength of the economy, and... [Read more...]

We’re No Match for Mother Nature.

July 17, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Different parts of the country have different weather battles they must endure every year. While the folks in power try to convince us, and themselves, that climate change is not an important issue we can know otherwise. The storms get stronger every season, and the everyday people are left trying to price their life together... [Read more...]

There is No Escaping Blackness.

July 17, 2019 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Living in America, as a black person, is hard. There is no way around this truth. It is tiring leaving one’s home everyday quietly praying you return because you never know what you may encounter. Being black in America may be its own mental condition that includes emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and only God knows... [Read more...]

American Descendants Of Slavery; Why ‘ADOS’ Has Been Forced To Pursue Reparations Without The Aid Of Continental Africans.

Tweet ( The foremost blessing and the most prominent curse of being an African-American Studies Professor begin and end at the same source, my students. I have repeatedly stated on this site that I consider it a privilege to teach Black collegians for the past two decades. Considering the joy that I get from engaging, prodding, and poking... [Read more...]

Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump from a Black Republican.

July 16, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( President Trump, King Solomon and I went to breakfast last night and he told me to share this Bible verse with you: Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is simply knowledge gained through experience.  Understanding is knowing when and how to... [Read more...]

A Working Deadbeat Dad.

Tweet ( Everyone has heard the horror stories about the deadbeat dad who refuses to work and/or take care of his children by any reasonable means.This unfortunately is an all too true stereotype when it fits the model. Low employment rates and high unemployment, poor education and life skills, or simply being unaware of many unconventional... [Read more...]

ASAP Rocky Detained: Should We Care.

July 15, 2019 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( ASAP Rocky is sitting in a cell somewhere in Sweden. Some hip hop artists and activists are calling for his immediate release stating he’s being detained in inhumane conditions. Some argue he was harassed and defended himself in what is being labeled as assault. This has caused a bit of a fight among black people that can be... [Read more...]

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