Why Do you Continue to Beg Whites for Recognition?

One of the most puzzling things that seemingly happen every year is that some White Awards show refuses to honor African-American actors, actresses, directors, and producers for their artistic work. Predictably, African-Americans in Hollywood cry foul and charge the Awards show and those who decided who would, and would not, be nominated for an award.…

The People’s Paper

Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. (African Proverb) While thinking long and hard about what my initial message for 2016 would be, my mind went through many suitable topics (Black-on-Black Crime), events (the recent Mayoral election), individuals (Sandra Bland), and issues…

Is it Time for Black Houstonians to Take ‘Matress Mack’ to the Rug?

Mack: I love Houston. I owe everything to this great city, but I’m very concerned about Houston’s future. Politicians have spent way too much money, and many neighborhoods are in decline.Houston can’t afford another career politician. We need a businessman. That’s why I’m supporting Bill King for mayor.  King: Mack, did you know my opponent wants to raise property…

A Christmas to Remember: How Celebrating this Christmas this year Could be a Win/Win for the Black Community

We are approaching that magical time of year when Americans spend money that they do not have in an effort to shower their loved one’s with gifts. As with most things, African-Americans have a peculiar relationship with Christmas. Many within our community not only embrace the occasion, but also take every opportunity to joyously remind…