Categories Archives: Op-Ed

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 ...

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 ...

Strategic Power of the Black Press in 2016.

For over 45 million African Americans there are multiple priorities that need to be addressed in order to ensure that the socioeconomic and political interests of our families and communities are accurately articulated and fulfilled. We live in a multimed ...

Can I Get a Witness…Or an Endorsement?.

I must tell you that one of the saddest displays I have witnessed over the past week has been the debacle surrounding several members of the Black clergy and their political meeting that was touted as an endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Do ...

Black Businessmen are Open to the Republican Party.

I am sick and tired of Republicans constantly telling me that they “can’t find Black Republicans” to hire for their presidential campaigns or they “don’t know where to find Black entrepreneurs to engage with.” Well, you find th ...

Don’t Believe the Holiday Hype.

The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and e-mails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently. Buy! Buy! Buy! The exhortations are almost hypnotic. Buy, buy more, and buy even more. ...

Vanity.

All Christians know that the wisest and richest man (preacher-man of God) to have ever lived on the face of planet earth in the final analysis was spiritually compelled to declare: “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). In al ...

Blacks: The Proverbial Political Piñata.

When it comes to politics in this country, there is one thing that seems to be a constant – the Black vote is an important vote that makes a difference. It is no secret that African Americans overwhelmingly vote for Democratic candidates in mostly every ...