“Some people think like Martin; some people think like Malcolm…”

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience...

Before I lay it down: Self Evident Truths ~ “Sally Hemings Tamed a President...

“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable...

Before I lay it down: “Our Black Children are Baddddd…”

What I’m about to say may be unsettling to some folk, while others may agree with me silently. Nevertheless, I am going to talk...

“A Good Man is More Than Just a Man with a Job…”

By: Coach Mark Spivey My house was full of people this holiday season; included were a lot of men of various backgrounds and occupations.  It...

“Should HBCUs Continue To Sing the “Star Spangled Banner”

I pride myself of being a pretty good history teacher since I first set foot in a classroom some 13 years ago. I was...

“Let’s Stop Kicking Kids out Of School for the Stupid ISH They Do…”

Prairie View A&M student and soccer player, , went to social media and posted a picture of herself in "blackface" accompanied with the caption...

Before I lay it down: “That moment when “Open Carry” will get you killed…”

Amidst the chaos occurring in Dallas a few weeks back was the probability that even more innocent people would be killed.  While a deranged...

“There’s Nothing Like Seeing a Black Man Lynched & Whipped…”

I was a senior in high school back in 1977 when I first saw “Roots”; Alex Haley’s mildly anticipated autobiography about the history of...

Before I Lay It Down: “The Labor Day Classic Is A HBCU Family Affair…”

“Construction, Texas” otherwise known as Highway 290, was bumper-to-bumper last Sunday as thousands of HBCU cousins headed towards that great metropolis of Prairie View...

Before I lay it down: “That moment when you realize and say: “I shouldn’t...

By Mark Spivey A college dropout in 1978; married at 19, five kids by the time I’m 26, divorced at 30, single and still raising...