Why Bill Clinton Will Never Understand the Black Community’s Consistently Inconsistent Position on Urban Crime and Young Black Men

  All of the very public back-and-forth that recently occurred between former President Bill Clinton and ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists over Clinton’s 1994 ‘Crime Bill’ solidifies my belief that white elites do not possess the ability to understand the consistently inconsistent position most African-Americans have regarding crime within the Black community. Quite possibly the most…

Before I lay it down: “There’s No Independence In Marriage…”

“Two people working TOGETHER can have anything they want…” – Bishop Billy Spivey, Sr. I’ve heard my Apostolic-preaching dad say this many times; I guess he’s somewhat qualified to do so seeing how he and my mom have been married almost 58 years. It’s amazing, to say the least, how much both of them had…

Without Work All is Rotten: The Most Pressing Present Dilemma Facing Young Black Males

I have always counted myself as one of the lucky one’s to have been raised in a home with a father who was a hard-working member of the United Steel Workers of America. It was this experience with the American Labor movement that undoubtedly led to my studies of Labor History at The Ohio State…