Pardon the Interruption

Although I can neither tell you where I was nor what periodical I was reading, I do remember that I was somewhere reading a...

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...

We MUST Understand: We Need Solutions!

By: Roy Douglas Malonson There is an old saying that, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As it is, there is something going...

The Mis-Education of the Black Student Athlete

As fanatical fans throughout the nation gear up for yet another College Football Season that they hope culminates with their favorite school dethroning my...

The Ultimate Measures of a Man

As we once again celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., perhaps we should dig a little deeper...

Tell Us How You Really Feel Rudy

New York City’s former Mayor Addresses the Police Presence within the Black Community In 1903, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois penned his magnificent work The...

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...

America is the Land of Immigrants

America is a land of immigrants. Since its inception, the United States of America has been a place where persecuted people have come and...

A Political look at Texas Black History

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard trained historian who brilliantly birthed the idea that led to the celebration of Black History month, believed that...

We MUST Understand:What About Us?

As a native Houstonian, I have watched so many Houston Mayoral races that have largely occurred without any of the candidates taking a moment...