Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Activism 101: (The 12 Commandments of Activism).

THOU SHALT NOT COMPROMISE THE TRUTH As an activist your best friend is THE TRUTH. Never abandon your best friend and your best friend will never abandon you. The universe is built on truth and as long as you speak and stand on truth you have the support o ...

No More Chicken Dinners – We Need Policy.

It happens every year. Yard signs infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, placed by campaign operatives, hoping you not only familiarize yourself with their respective political candidate, but translate that familiarity into a cast vote for t ...

How the #OscarsSoWhite Movement Can Spark an Evolution.

In the aftermath of the 2016 Golden Globes, the Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences organization announced their nominations for the 2016 Oscars, and to some in Hollywood’s surprise, no Black actors or movies featuring a leading Black cha ...

Moderation.

First of all, allow me to explain what moderation is all about spiritually; even though the term does not equate to a Biblical concept. There is no such conceptualizing as “sin in moderation”. Sin is simply sin. Anything that is against God is ...

Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays.

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists. From greeting cards to shopping for gifts, decorations and more, lists are made and reviewed to keep pace wit ...

The Economics of Water.

“Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.” Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I can hear the backroom discussion now: “We can save money if we stop taking our drinking water from Lake Huron and start using ...

The Tragedy Of Black Genius.

In a recent interview, rapper “Future” a.k.a. Future Hendrix revealed that despite his constant personal references to getting high and being “codeine crazy”, he is not a habitual user of drugs. Let me first say that “this is good.” Too many a ...