Friday, April 16, 2021

Reflections on Hurricane Irma

Note: This column is updated from the newspaper version.  The name – “Irma” reminds me of one of my old girlfriends with a similar-sounding name. She...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 262

Edward H. “Googie” Hayes, III, 1955-2015 – My hometown of Daytona Beach is a small town in which everybody pretty much knows everybody else...

House leaders demand details on PPP

As the remaining days dwindle for small businesses to apply for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), both banks and federal officials...

Spend your dollars with Black-owned businesses

I’m amazed when I hear many of my colleagues chastise me for promoting Black-owned Businesses without including other non-Black businesses. Some have labelled me...

A dead lion and a dead Black man

Events take place every day which prove that America is a country in a serious and dangerous state of delusion. In the United States,...

We must find our way back home

HELEN L. HIGGINBOTHAM, ESQ., MBA READER COMMENTARY When I was in Ghana, I met a country man in a restaurant with his toddler son. They were...

In 2019, the political losers are getting paid

In 1787, a group of political activists in America began to call themselves the Federalists, largely created...

Rona, I’m about tired of you

First, let me start by apologizing for 2019, 2018, 2017, and I’ll even throw a little bit of 2016 in there. My complaints about...

What happened to Black business loans?

During the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush made a written pledge to the National Black Chamber of Commerce®  (NBCC).  He claimed that he...

America hasn’t learned its lessons about wars

America’s grand fantasy of a Project for a New American Century has experienced a serious setback. Yet this country still isn’t dissuaded from pursuing...