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Where Do We Go From Here?

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things since the arrival of Harvey. Through my reflection, I often asked myself, where do we go from here? After so much that has happened, Houston will...

Don’t Go It Alone-It’s OK to Talk About Harvey’s Impact on Your Life

Coping with life in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey is taking a mental toll on us all. The displacement, the fatigue, the death, the losses of neighborhoods, property, furniture and years of memories on...

Dick Gregory: A True Loss for Our Community

Booker T. Washington once said that, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to...

How Dick Gregory Made Me a Better Person

I had the joy and pleasure of knowing Dick Gregory both as a journalist and as a friend. One of the greatest benefits of being a writer is you meet people who have a deep...

I WON’T Apologize for Being BLACK Sorry, Not Sorry

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man-the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel Like the title stated, I won’t apologize for being Black! To be honest, I don’t understand why my...

Racist Hatred Runs Deep

Nearly fifty years ago, one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders of our time was assassinated. Prior to the late Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, he maintained and preached about his dream of African-Americans...

Playing Devil’s Advocate on Monuments & History

It was the late Maya Angelou who said, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” As America lives through the nightmares of its own...

The Past Is Our Present

Our society at times is so messed up, and sometimes I wonder if we will ever get it right. The current Presidency and White House is a daily reality TV show, there is a...

C.O.H Report Card

  Report cards are rare in the summer, but I am glad to report on the progress we are making on several initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life in Houston neighborhoods. Every neighborhood deserves...

The Wisdom of the Elderly is Priceless

In 25 years of journalism, one of the greatest privileges enjoyed by a writer is to sit and listen to hours of the recounting of situations, incidents and times in the lives of people. It...