Opinion

Columbia, Morehouse and the Morality of Resistance: Continuing Struggle, Keeping Faith and Holding the Line 

It is good and right to rebel and revolt against unfreedom and morally imperative to resist evil, injustice and oppression wherever we find it, in this country and around the world. And it is good to know our past and honor it; to engage the present and improve it; and to imagine a whole new future and forge it in the most ethical, effective and expansive ways. 

How Do We Become Victorious in a Hostile Society Top of Form 

It is no secret that we are living in hostile times.  All we have to do is look at what is happening all over the world. There is an increasing number of wars, sit-ins on college campuses, continued political unrest, and justice for all is still something we are trying to achieve.     Although the outlook can appear to be challenging, there is still hope and much we can do to help turn this upside-down world back on its correct axis, but it will take a conscious effort and commitment to the wellbeing of all human beings. What is happening in

Haji Malcolm and the Meaning of Manhood: Some Essential Moral and Social Conceptions 

Continuing to uplift the life and liberating model and mirror Nana Haji Malcolm offers us in this the month of his coming-into-being, I want to draw again from ideas and excerpts from my coming major work, “The Liberation Ethics of Haji Malcolm X, Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Struggle.”   And I want to focus on the issue of manhood, a central concern in his life, thought and liberating practice. Clearly, one of the major points of departure for critically discussing and discerning Haji Malcolm’s understanding and engagement with the issue of manhood and Black people’s conception of his manhood

The Impact of VOCA Budget Cuts on Jenesse Center, Survivors of Domestic Violence, and the Community 

For more than four decades, Jenesse has been a cornerstone of hope and support for survivors of domestic violence, particularly within the underserved communities of South Los Angeles. Founded by five Black women 43 years ago, our organization has provided comprehensive, culturally specific programs including shelter, counseling, direct legal assistance, permanent housing support, workforce development, and healthcare advocacy to more than 1300 survivors each year. 

“Hold On!” “I’m Coming!” 

I had the pleasure of participating in “The National Day of Prayer” Teleconference on Thursday, May 2. My subject was built around last week’s title: “Not by the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin,” using the rhyme as a parable focusing on the families of single mothers and fathers with the scriptural base of Luke 9:38-43.  

Good Mentorship Causes a Mental Shift Top of Form 

Over the years I have coached and mentored many people.  I have also had the opportunity to be coached and mentored.  I have grown immensely from the wisdom and guidance of those who have sown into me. I believe it is a good practice to have a coach and a mentor in your life.  Together they can offer you a whole new way of looking at things in a way you may have never imagined.  

Are You Willing to be Open-Minded?

Many of us allow past experiences or even something someone else experienced to get in the way of where we are today and what could be best for us during the current season we are living.

Politicians, Lies and Straight up BS

Isn’t it sad, at best and pathetic, that lies and lying have gone viral in America?  You do know that this type of behavior is not really foreign to America and American culture. Lying, cheating, stealing and “BS”ing is as American as apple pie and baseball. How else could anyone with an IQ over 2 explain the nearly 74 million plus Americans voting for an orange mendacious madman pretending to be human?

Gallup Finds Black Generational Divide on Affirmative Action  

Each spring, many aspiring students and their families begin receiving college acceptance letters and offers of financial aid packages. This year’s college decisions will add yet another consideration: the effects of a 2023 Supreme Court, 6-3 ruling that ended the use of affirmative action. No longer can race be considered as one of many other factors to reach college admissions decisions. 

End the Ticket-Selling Monopoly in California

As president of the California Black Chamber, I have the privilege of advocating for small businesses throughout the state. However, music is my passion and has been my life’s work.