Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Must-see, Jordan Peele’s movies? Yep.

July 31, 2022 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( When I was coming of age, it felt like all Black folks carpooled to go watch “Spike Lee Joints.” We voraciously consumed Lee’s movies because they told our stories from our perspective. The “Blaxploitation” of the 1970s featured our bodies but often lacked our heart. Many of those ‘70s flicks had Black people fight... [Read more...]

Sports; Calling the PGA’s Bluff.

July 31, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( You don’t have to be a golf fan to be intrigued by the daily headlines in the battle between the PGA and the startup Saudi-backed LIV golf league. The PGA threats read like something out of a mafia movie. Defecting players will never be welcomed back to the PGA tour. They will be stripped of Ryder Cup invitations and they will... [Read more...]

Joe Biden Promises, Policies and Pesky Political Problems.

July 30, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to reunite America following its “season of darkness” under President Trump, and “shut down the virus, not the economy.” We’ve seen how that’s working out. His promise that there’ll be “no more drilling, no more pipelines, no more fossil fuels” has been far more successful.... [Read more...]

The Democrats’ ‘Inflation Expansion Act of 2022’.

July 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The first thing to remember about the reconciliation bill Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer agreed to Wednesday is that, despite its utterly preposterous name, it has absolutely zero to do with inflation. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is crammed with the very same spending, corporate welfare, price fixing and tax hikes... [Read more...]

2022; Economic Violence and the Safer American Plan.

July 28, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, signed into law on June 25, 2022, was a win for the Biden-Harris Administration.  The legislation was genuinely bipartisan, more so in the Senate, where 15 Republicans joined 50 Democrats to pass the legislation, than in the House, where only 14 Republicans joined Democrats in passing the... [Read more...]

Donald Trump Is Not an ‘Insurrectionist’.

July 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In an editorial called “Trump’s Silence on Jan 6 Is Damning,” the New York Post wrote: “His only focus was to find any means — damn the consequences — to block the peaceful transfer of power. There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence. It’s... [Read more...]

History & Legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle.

July 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Certainly, practicing the morality of remembrance, we cannot pass the month of July without paying rightful homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, born July 10, 1875, laying down in peace and rising up in radiance May 18, 1955. Let us pour libation for her, then, and raise her righteous name in remembrance and honor... [Read more...]

Hot Weather; Trees Can Help Beat the Heat.

July 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Sitting in the AC, I look out the window and smile as dogs being walked collapse under the shade of my Norway maple. And who could blame them? Would any of us want to be out in this harsh heat wearing a fur coat? This has been one of the few times I’ve given thanks I’m not in Paris. That’s because, though much... [Read more...]

Politics; The Oath of Office Should Never Be A Lie.

July 27, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The men who were fortunate enough to be elected president of the United States comprise a very small but prestigious group. Since 1789, only 45 men have held the Office of President of the United States, and each was required to take an oath of office. Regardless of political ideology, the Office of President is a position of... [Read more...]

In 2022, Exploitative Overdraft Fees Strip $15B from Bank Customers.

July 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Runaway prices for food, fuel and housing make most consumers anxious about whether they will have enough money for a given month. Even after adjusting spending to stretch dear dollars are far as possible, a lot of people remain perplexed about what else can be done to hold on in these hard times. Customers with bank and credit... [Read more...]

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