Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Black Love and Unity: The New Normal.

If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black love and Black unity – that time is now. I remember growing up and listening to songs like “Say it Loud – I†...

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, ...

2016, A New Year to Get Up and Try Again.

Every now and then, more now than then, I fall into the trap that lets me know my faith walk needs work. I do realize that I am in a constant state of effort and often come up short in what I believe should be a sincere attempt to “do it right.̶ ...

Looking for What We Already Have.

Our seemingly endless conversations about what Black people “need to have” and “need to do” are nothing short of astounding—and confounding as well. Some of our people call radio talk shows and decry, lament, and complain about t ...