Categories Archives: Op-Ed

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 ...

Standing on Sacred Ground.

Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the White men opened fire on the Black men. And for two days White men simply slaughtered Black peopl ...

Small, But Mighty.

Since taking office seven years ago, President Barack Obama has taken his fair share of racial intolerant undertones. Unfortunately, President Obama’s hardships are similar to many of those first African Americans to hold office in Congress. When Senato ...