A Sin and a Shame: Forgetting Where You Come From

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of time, energy, effort, support and money that many members of our communities will utilize to...

Erectile Dysfunction: “When Mr. Wiggly Don’t Work No Mo…”

My mind’s telling me no, But my body, my body’s telling me yes. Baby, I don’t want to hurt nobody, But, there is something that I must...

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion, or the lack thereof in Texas, has been become a dangerous political game in the Texas Legislature on Congress Street in Austin....

“Happy Father’s Day, Momma…”

An “oxymoron” is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.  It’s also a figure of speech...

The Overflow: How to Love a Black Woman

It takes a real man to love a Black woman! Many think that Black women are difficult to handle, and at times this may...

Black Life Matters

Nowadays there is no safe place and no respect for anybody. People do what they want to do, say what they want to say...

The Secret of Our Summers (We’re Still the Last to Know)

The following is a poem called “Country Living”. There’s a bee in the bushes getting’ honey. Buzz! Buzz! There’s a fly on my watermelon, but he...

MUHAMMAD ALI AND HIS INFLUENCE ON ME

Muhammad Ali was a hero to me, a young man coming of age in the turbulent 60’s and 70’s. One day, in 1967, towards...

I Applaud the Blacks and Browns on HISD School Board

Song composers, Michael Masser and Linda Creed devised lyrics that many members of the African-American community first became aware of, in the mid 1980’s....

Go Sweetly Muhammad Ali

With the passing of the larger than life sports personality, Muhammad Ali, the world has lost more than a great boxing champion. We have...