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...

Mexicans are Taking over Black Communities

African-American civil rights leader, Roger Wilkins once exclaimed that, “in the days of segregation when Blacks were limited to certain neighborhoods, you could look around the Black community and identify who the leaders were.”...

Will You Second that E-Motion?

Blacks Need to Recommit to Second Amendment   Ida B. Wells, the famed Black  journalist and anti-lynching crusader, wrote this in 1892.: “A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every Black  home, and...

A Life Well Lived

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” ~ Voltaire Over the weekend, I went to the homegoing service for my cousin Bakari Jaward...

What if Donald Trump was Black?

Author Richelle E. Goodrich made a quote in regards to leadership that I wholeheartedly believe is true. She said, “The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever...