Dumb It Down: The Triumph of Ignorance

Southern plantation owners greatly feared two things when enslaved Africans were emancipated: (a) financial ruin (b) the obliteration of a Southern culture that their...

Criminal for US, Justice for THEM!

In “The Souls of Black Folks”, W. E. B. Dubois reveals that, “Daily the Negro is coming more and more to look upon law...

The Talk

I must state that I diligently searched my mental rolodex for that moment when my father sat me down to have “the talk.” And try...

A New Beginning

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson As the holiday season approaches I want to wish all of the residents of the 30th Congressional District a very...

We MUST Understand: Where are all the Preachers?

Professional basketball player Larry Bird made a remark about leaders that I’m sure is very true. He stated that, “Leadership is diving for a...

Before I lay it down: “Should a man EVER hit a woman?”

Five-year old little “Johnny” is playing in the house with his 4-year old little sister, “Quanterisha”, when she reaches up and hits him in...

We MUST Understand: Wanting Something for Nothing Can Be Dangerous!

Why do so many ‘Black Folk’ want something for Nothing? Maria Bartiromo stated some time ago. She said, “Don’t ever, ever, believe anyone who tells...

We MUST Understand: This is the People’s Paper!

Throughout the years, my wife and me have been through a lot of changes. We have seen a lot of people come and go....

Before I lay it down: “Black Santa and the little White kid…”

My wife and I were doing our Christmas shopping the other day and ended up at a specialty store that sells lots of yuletide...

A New Beginning

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson As the holiday season approaches I want to wish all of the residents of the 30th Congressional District a very...