Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Damn…I’m ‘A Bad Dude’ Too!.

“I’m in fear for my life!” This is usually the phrase you hear from members of law enforcement in response to any officer-involved shooting which typically leads to someone being severely wounded or killed. However, over the last several yea ...

Why Vote?.

By: Johnny Hollowell Since retiring from the Coast Guard, I have served as a Deputy Registrar and Election Precinct Judge on numerous occasions. One question that seems to always surface at one time or another is, “why vote, my vote won’t count an ...

America 2016: It’s Time to Fight, Not Run.

The 2016 presidential election is nearly upon us and the results of this upcoming election will determine the overall future of this country. America, in 2016, is at a major crossroads and there is so much at stake in this election that it can’t possibl ...

“The NFL’s Colin Cleanse”.

A few months ago I wrote an article asking “Are there Any Black activist/athletes left?” It was inspired by the death of Muhammad Ali; a man who once put it all on the line to stand up for what he believed in during the Vietnam War. Well it se ...

Teachers Need Public Support.

While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. While every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school d ...

What In The “Hell” Do You Have to Lose?.

In a recent “so-called” policy speech in front of a 99.9 percent White audience in the State of Michigan, Donald Trump, the “Standard-Bearer”, for the Grand Ole Party (Republican Party) asked this “political-policy-question&# ...