FAMOUS QUOTES: WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME

“We hold these truths to be self-evident.” “That all men are created equal.”  -DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE We all have some favorite quotes and what they mean to each of us. … Continue reading FAMOUS QUOTES: WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME

I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

“For those who died, I thank you.” As a young man born in the year 1987, I did not experience those turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement. Now my … Continue reading I OWE IT TO YOU: WHY NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IS IMPORTANT

JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN

“The descendants of blood, sweat, and tears, still going strong.” Today marks the 152nd anniversary in which the first Juneteenth Day celebration was held in Galveston, Texas. And for those … Continue reading JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN

1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS

“What happens when identity has to be recreated?” Two years from now will be the year 2019, which will mark the 400 year period since the first Africans were brought … Continue reading 1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS

GENERATION FRUSTRATION: WHY WE AS A YOUNG BLACK DEMOGRAPHIC CARRY SUCH ANGER

“Where does it all come from?” Ever see the crime rate in the inner cities throughout the country? You ever wonder where so much of this rage comes from? The … Continue reading GENERATION FRUSTRATION: WHY WE AS A YOUNG BLACK DEMOGRAPHIC CARRY SUCH ANGER

1960’S – CADILLACS, LINCOLNS, AND CHEVY’S: A DECADE OF SOLID GOLD SOUL

“Not my generation, but my muse.” From 1960 to 1969 was a decade of soulful music that may not have defined my generation, but I love it nonetheless. For me, … Continue reading 1960’S – CADILLACS, LINCOLNS, AND CHEVY’S: A DECADE OF SOLID GOLD SOUL

THE MEETING: BLACK PUBLIC FIGURES AND CRITICISM FOR MEETING TRUMP

“We don’t want to meet, but we have to do something.” As president elect, Donald J. Trump enters the White House, he is still being met with criticism. But now … Continue reading THE MEETING: BLACK PUBLIC FIGURES AND CRITICISM FOR MEETING TRUMP

REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES

“What if history was switch around.” Let’s say instead of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Africa, it took place in Europe. What if Africans invaded Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sicily? What … Continue reading REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES

BLUE CODE, BLACK CODE

“Will it ever end?” It has ben a little over 5o years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 48 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1968. And … Continue reading BLUE CODE, BLACK CODE