Thursday, February 22, 2024

Devout Christians: Beyond Quid Pro Quo – Embracing Authentic Faith Over Transactional Religion.

December 31, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Quid Pro Quo phrase means a favor for a favor or something that is given to you or done for you in exchange for something you have given to or done for someone else. There are those who call themselves “Christian” who treat God the same way. You have heard it over and over again in movies, in TV shows and probably... [Read more...]

Navigating the Complexities – The Joe Biden – Kamala Harris Dynamic and the Evolving Role of the Vice President.

December 30, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The position of vice president is sometimes subject to more criticism than the president. Of course, that depends on the president and if the vice president is undermining the prez’s message or making their job harder. Mind you, this doesn’t work the other way around. The VP is expected to bolster the president’s message,... [Read more...]

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith: The Double Standards in Accountability — A Call for Fairness in Toxic Behavior.

December 30, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, Ent., News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I believed in fairness, hence why I am an egalitarian. I don’t support  men subjugating an abusing women, furthermore I don’t support women doing said things to men. There has been a push to hold men accountable for their abusive ways [ which I agree with], but we are not sold on holding women accountable for the same trashy... [Read more...]

Black Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans and White Americans: Facing Fear in America – Navigating Politics, Elections, and the Quest for a Safer Future.

December 30, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I recently had a conversation with a friend I’ve known for over 20 years. We caught up about life and living…and while doing so she expressed a fear about how elections would affect our lives. Honestly, she fears for America, especially on the foreign front, should Trump ever sit in the Oval Office again. This made me think... [Read more...]

Black Community: 2023 reminded us that sports are important but not life and death.

December 30, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( One of the best things about being a sports fan is that sports are an opportunity of some semblance of escapism. Seeing talented athletes perform on the court, field, or area of play at a high level can be jaw-dropping and remind adult sports fans of their childhood playing that sport for the first time or watching pro sports... [Read more...]

President Joe Biden and The Democratic Party continues to Play with Black People.

December 29, 2023 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( There are two things that I feel embody the American free spirit. The first is based on its founding principles and the second is on common statements we all hear regularly. I carry around a pocket copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In addition to these documents and the Bible, two writings also of major importance... [Read more...]

Body Cams and Accountability: The Unfulfilled Promise in the Finlayson Case.

December 29, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, News, Opinion, Politics, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The timely public release by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department of the body cam footage of the slaying of Niani Finlayson was widely held as a great step toward transparency in dubious police shootings. Finlayson was a young African American mother in Lancaster, California who called for police help following a domestic... [Read more...]

Devout Christians: Let Christians Enjoy Christmas.

December 29, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I was recently in a conversation about the upcoming Christmas holiday. It was lighthearted, and familiar. You know, trying to get gifts, holiday décor, the holiday meal, and if there are any plans on the day. Holiday season can be very difficult for so many people for various reasons, so though I am not the public conversationalist... [Read more...]

Echoes of the Past, Echoes of the Future: The Unchanging Dance of History and Politics in 2023 and Beyond.

December 29, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Looking backward over 2023 and looking forward to 2024 recalls ancient wisdom. Ecclesiastes: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr employed different phraseology: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”... [Read more...]

Liberty’s Contradiction – America’s Enduring Struggle with Immigration and the Illusion of Inclusion.

December 28, 2023 by  
Filed under BM, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The Statue of Liberty stands proudly in Upper New York Bay as a symbol of freedom and a welcoming beacon to the “huddled masses” and “those yearning to be free.” Originally conceived as an emblem of the friendship between the people of France and the United States, it is a sign of their mutual desire for freedom. It... [Read more...]

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