When I was in the 5th grade, I imagined myself strung up by the neck from the swing set, and I have not been the same since. I was never very happy as a child; youth had been unkind to me. I was overweight, cripplingly shy, and I made for an easy target. I had to […]Read more "Whispered Stories"
February 28, 2016 | Madison, Alabama The rally was a spectacle. The air was filled with anticipation as Republican Presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump was coming to town. The Madison City School’s football stadium parking lot was decorated in red Republican-friendly clothing, Trump apparel and street vendors while mounds upon mounds of people gathered to […]Read more "A Different World: To Be Black at a Donald Trump Rally"
5 Lessons from History Every African American Needs to Know Today In the spirit of black history month, the approaching anniversaries of the tragedies of of Amadou Diallo (1999) and Trayvon Martin (2012), the foul water in Flint, and the overall boiling social climate, this past week I felt it necessary to look […]Read more "BLACK TO THE FUTURE"
Growing up in Philly, I was adopted into a family. More than that, I was born into a religion. We meet every Sunday. Sometimes in the afternoon, and some gatherings take place in the evening. Every once and a while, we have special Monday night gatherings. Our sanctuary is home, or wherever there is […]Read more "The Black Quarterback: How I See The Field"