Sunday, May 16, 2021

Trump ratchets up use of guns, bombs, troops, insults

In his campaign, Donald Trump promised, “We’re going to start winning again.” In office, he has defined winning largely in military terms. His budget decimates...

Vietnam, the worst years of our lives – Part 1

My wife Kay and I binge-watched the PBS documentary special on the Vietnam War. It is factual, well-produced and is necessary for all...

Flint’s 1,000-plus days without safe drinking water

Flint, Mich., a city that used to be famous for producing cars but gained notoriety almost three years ago for its poisoned water supply,...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 282

Happy birthday to me! Your humble writer turned 60(!) last week. I’m now thinking about when to take my Social Security payments. As I’ve...

Trump’s people used Facebook as it was designed

From Reuters, March 18, 2018: “Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced calls on Monday from U.S. and European lawmakers to explain how a consultancy...

We get the Weinstein matter, but what about our Black girls?

We get the Weinstein matter, but what about our Black girls? I stopped watching broadcast news five years ago, after a sex crime was reported...

Observing MLK Day 2019

I commented in “Observing MLK Day 2017,” posted January 16, 2017, as follows:

Don’t let your peace of mind be ruined

Everyone has goals in their life that they’re attempting to accomplish. Whether it’s getting your business license, overcoming drug and alcohol addiction or even a...

Beware of the political poverty pimps

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The races for the 2016 elections began years ago, as soon as Barack Obama was elected to his second...

Time for Black Greek organizations to lead

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal. This is business”? And at the...