Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Tamir Rice- The Shame of it All.

It’s not surprising that no one will be punished for the death of Tamir Rice. Since the youngster’s killing, the police, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty, and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson have refused to do anything except look for ways to ...

What Will You Sacrifice for Justice?.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.” Those students who are protesting campus racism need to keep that quo ...

Our Dorothy Fuldheim Problem.

Before Barbara Walters became co-host of 20/20, there was Dorothy Fuldheim. Fuldheim was the first woman in the nation to anchor a television news broadcast, as well as, host her own television show. In her more than forty years at WEWS-TV based in Clevel ...

Black Consciousness vs Christianity – Part One.

Is it possible to have a Black consciousness and be a Christian? Are the terms contradictory? Is “Conscious Christian” an oxymoron? I can hear some of you now, saying, “Uh oh, Jim, you are in deep water with this topic.” That’s fine; this column ...

Zin: The Life and Legacy of a Cultural Giant.

As I write this article, my heart is as heavy as a bowling ball. I, along with the rest of the world, just learned about the Denver car accident that took the life of cultural icon, Anthony “Zin” Mills a.k.a. Wali Akil. For those who did not know him, ...