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Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History
February 28, 2019
“…there is this misguided group of Afrodescendants, who are throwing shade at those who are not ‘American descendants of slaves’ ADOS. Their shade is an odd version of the "am I Black enough for you" game that some folks ran against President Barack Obama, and are now running against Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.” ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-‘Single Mothers Got It Right!’
February 21, 2019
Oh! The love of mothers! Bless them! Good mothers don’t come prepackaged, highly educated and rich.  One important factor is: these single mothers chose the road to childbirth rather than abortion. They laid aside fear and  challenges of childrearing. Let’s applaud them, congratulate them and call them “Blessed!” Just think of great people who never made it through the birth channel. Millions did not. These did. ... read more »
Alicia Olatuja: Intuition Songs From The Minds Of Women
February 15, 2019
Not many musicians can say they performed at a presidential inauguration. But Alicia Olatuja can proudly hold that title. Years ago she took the world stage as a performer at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Since then, her career and life has changed. ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
Abrams Blasts Trump, McConnell for ‘Power Grab’ After State of the Union Address
February 8, 2019
After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the Union Address, Abrams provided a scathing Democratic rebuttal to the president’s highly-scripted speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ... read more »
Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life
February 7, 2019
In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows her to afford the treatments and necessary medication to fight the deadly disease. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality
February 1, 2019
A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes. Right down to the typography and campaign slogans, which are in the style of the historic 1970s campaign of the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Sen. Harris’ rollout has reached for clarity. ... read more »
Poverty Isn’t a Privilege: The White Man is Your Brother Too
January 29, 2019
Writing to fellow clergy from a Birmingham Jail (The Negro Is Your Brother), Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - gravely concerned about all who were poor and experiencing inequality - said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."  ... read more »
Brad Pye National Sports Beat
January 15, 2019
How sick is Coach Nick Saban? Alabama Crimson Tide are after the 44-16 upset by the Clemson Tigers in the game of the year. There is no looking back today.  Coach Dabo Swinney, who should play him in a movie? The Clemson Tigers roared and Alabama was rolled.  The Tide may have to look away.  Clemson and the NFL Trevor Lawrence can’t wait for him.  Here are some games are dock for this week are on tab. Alabama vs. Clemson.  QB Philiphia Eagles’s Nick Folies miss him in rookie play. ... read more »
Chicago Defends Location of Obama Library in Federal Court
November 29, 2018
The City of Chicago made its first full-throated response this week to a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center, saying the buildings would sit on land that wasn't subject to restrictive public-trust laws. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: “Showing Leadership Through Forgiveness”
November 29, 2018
Leadership is powerful. True leadership is an action word and is more about others than one’s self. Which means leaders have a responsibility that surpasses that of most others. ... read more »
In Defeat, Abrams Emerges as Leading Voting Rights Advocate
November 22, 2018
The Georgia Democrat, who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first Black female governor, refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams took an unapologetically indignant tone that established her as a leading voting rights advocate. ... read more »
Racism’s Ongoing Devastating Impact
November 8, 2018
Racism is as real as ever and Black lives have always mattered. However, most people, including many Blacks, deny or minimize the devastating effect of racism and tend to act as though somehow, Black lives are less valuable, even less sacred than white lives. The Black Lives Matter movement has the potential for strengthening sustainable unified Black leadership which would distinguish it from the many failed attempts to build a Black united front since the civil rights era. Hopefully, it will succeed, but remaining unapologetically Black is a daunting challenge and time will tell. ... read more »
First Black Principal Player for New York Philharmonic Honored in LA 
November 1, 2018
A story of a young boy from the South Side of Chicago, who eventually makes musical history sounds like something from a movie. But this isn’t a movie. This is real. This is the real life story of Anthony McGill.   ... read more »
Remembering the Million Man Match: Reflections on Memory and Mission
October 25, 2018
There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small conces­sions to the constant call to let go and move on re­gardless of what is lost or left behind. We sacrifice so much in our rush to for­get, stay in style or keep in harmony with the official writers and rulers of so­ciety. However, whatever we are and will become, we must give appropriate attention to our history, in spite of all the counsel from outside to forget the past, worship the present and forfeit our future for things embraced and en­joyed now. ... read more »
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