Categories Archives: Op-Ed

THE GARVEY WAY – LESSONS IN LEARNING.

For the past 461 years there has been a constant war of attrition for control over the minds of Black America. When the first slave ship landed in 1555 (the vessel was interestingly named Jesus), it was clear to our oppressors that in order to subjugate a ...

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 ...

Respect Our Black Women – “Or Else”.

As the fallout continues over the overly-aggressive attack on a young, 16-year old Black female student by a White male police officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., people are becoming increasingly more fed up with the blatant disrespect ...

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 ...

ACKNOWLEDGING THE BLACK STRUGGLE IS A START.

I don’t know if anybody follows Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. I follow him on, well…Facebook (lol) and got a chance to catch a post he shared with his followers on October 13th as he and his wife, Priscilla, visited San Quentin Sta ...

STOP ASKING ME WHAT “OR ELSE” MEANS!.

I am putting everyone on notice! If you are still asking me the question, “What does the ‘or else’ mean?” as it relates to the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, then be prepared for my unadulterated responses. See, I figured out a ...

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 ...