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True Change Comes Only Through Prayer and Fasting!
February 3, 2023
True change can only come through prayer and fasting. But, prayer only works when we take action and not passively sit by and wait for others to act. Yes, we must pray, but let us pray for strength, courage, and the determination to work together until justice runs down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream. ... read more »
Honoring the Life and Work of Educator Dr. Rex Fortune
February 2, 2023
Dr. Rex Fortune, who was a husband and father, an educator, author and advocate passed away on January 29, at the age of 81. He devoted his life to lifting up the most vulnerable students and closing the academic achievement gap and in doing so made a lasting impact on the lives of countless students and faculty members during his extensive career. ... read more »
The Deadly Power of a Gun 
February 2, 2023
As a writer and speaker, gun violence has not been one of my main topics.  However, it is difficult to talk about love, forgiveness, and healing without understanding what is happening with gun violence and the needless killings that continue to take place.   ... read more »
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Secret Passage 
February 2, 2023
Our challenges today are many. We have competition with television and all the programs, commercials about this new medicine and that, and new names being created without number.  ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering and Resisting for Tyre Nichols: Countering the Mentality and Mayhem of Americanism 
February 2, 2023
The savage murder and mayhem imposed and inflicted on yet another Black man, a Black person, Tyre Nichols, on his family and community and on Black people as a whole is for each and all of us another great and grievous loss through unrestrained racist police violence.   ... read more »
Nonviolence is the Solution
January 28, 2023
Violence promotes more violence. Hatred and fear destroy a sense of community and truth. The time is now to engage in a national dialogue on the necessity of nonviolence for the very survival of our society. ... read more »
Let’s Get a Few Things Straight 
January 26, 2023
When life throws you a curve ball, you must either sit on the sidelines or get in the game.  Recently, I had someone very close to me admitted to the hospital, and I had to not only help with things pertaining to their home and personal business, but I also had to make serious decisions pertaining to their health and overall wellbeing.  ... read more »
New Year Wishes and Work: Pursuing and Practicing Peace 
January 26, 2023
The end and beginning of the years always find us in a critical period of transition in which, responding to the mandates of our moral tradition and the human urgencies of our history as African people, we are compelled to continue forward and turn our best New Year wishes into our most committed work. ... read more »
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 You Can Do It! Why Not? 
January 26, 2023
Peter came to Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Peter said to Him, “Lord, how many times and how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Should it be that I forgive him until seven times?” Jesus said to Peter, “I do not say to you until seven times: but, until seventy times seven.”   ... read more »
Why I Decided to Become a Mentor in My 40s 
January 26, 2023
Sadly, motherhood wasn't in the cards for me, and that ship has long since sailed along with any energy I might have had left for parenting.   ... read more »
The New Year is the Perfect Time to Stay Healthy Against COVID-19 
January 19, 2023
As we settle into the new year, COVID-19 continues to evolve and change. Public health experts continue to track the emergence of additional strains of COVID-19, underscoring the importance of choosing to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and the flu.  ... read more »
Centering King in the Context of Community: Considering the People Who Produced Him
January 19, 2023
Every holiday of every hero or heroine we celebrate is, at the same time and in equal measure and meaning, a celebration of our people, indeed a celebration of ourselves. Indeed, whether we believe they are chosen and raised up among us by heaven or history or both, they find their foundation and footing, their mission and meaning in the lived experience, the cultural values and practices and the historical and ongoing struggles of our people.   ... read more »
Our Girls Are Not For Sale! 
January 19, 2023
Selling an individual for the purpose of sex and pleasure has been with us since the beginning of time.  Oftentimes, the media and Hollywood try to glamorize the process by dressing up women and girls (and I know sometimes boys) to appeal to those who support such activities.   ... read more »
MLK was a Force for Change in Education and Workforce Development 
January 19, 2023
On Monday, January 16, we celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights and social justice champion in the US and beyond. ... read more »
McCarthy Malarkey and the Hollow Gavel 
January 13, 2023
On the second anniversary of the January 6th insurrection on Capitol Hill – on the very day that President Biden awarded the prized Presidential Citizens Medal to some election officials who were seriously threatened for taking a stance against overturning election results, ... read more »
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