War abroad breeds homicidal indifference at home

Underground fires are notoriously hard to control or extinguish. One fire in a St. Louis, Mo., landfill is at least five years old. It...

Adults are the problem, not kids

It is time for adults of every race and income group to break our silence about the pervasive breakdown of moral, family, and community...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 268

Hail yeah! Your humble writer is back after being AWOL from this page. Why? You’ll understand by and by… HBCU BS – An African proverb...

A plea to save the family phone

This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends – a couple – who live in...

The crushing weight of student loan debt hurts us all

As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. Today, according to...

The modern-day hobo

Back in the day, you didn’t need a GPS system on your smartphone to find the Black community in any city or town. All...

Five things I hate about being a Black entrepreneur

The creation and development of Black-owned businesses is the single most important issue in the African-American community today. Holding marches, voting for the right politician...

Justice (and what else?) on the National Mall

As a somewhat skeptical attendee at the “Justice or Else” rally commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March, I hoped that...

Blacks excluded from embarrassing Democratic debate

The Democrat debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting, and dismissive of Black people. The 2-½ -hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the...

Democratic debate leaves room for improvement

In contrast to the most entertaining Republican presidential candidate debate, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing.  We heard from grownups that...

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