The year was around 1983. We all anxiously awaited the arrival of funny man, Bill Cosby, to enter our public access television studio, owned at the time by Cable Atlanta, the predecessor of Comcast. The studio, located at 10th and West Peachtree Street was the old home of Ted Turner’s first superstation, TBS. Then he […]Read More Graham: “Kavanaugh is No Bill Cosby”?
Who the hell do the 11 white men who are the Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee think they are? Do they believe they are so all-powerful that they can ignore the desires of the American people, 38 percent of whom don’t support Brett Kavanaugh’s promotion to the Supreme Court in the first […]Read More By Any Means Necessary: Public Rape of Professor Blasey Ford By Republicans
Dear Naje I can’t tell you about the sorrow and deep regret I felt when you told me you had just been called a nigger. We were just about ready to leave to meet you for dinner at the home of a friend when we received a phone call. It was you, crying, emotional, a […]Read More On Being Called “Nigger”: Open Letter to Naje
This week I wrote about the black girl magic alive among the women of color top tennis players in the world. Today we witnessed the most bizarre of US Opens in recent history. First, Naomi Osaka outplayed Serena throughout the match, most of the time looking like Serena of past times. Serving over 70 percent […]Read More The Magic Ends: Serena is not a thief
After a week of watching with amazement Brett Kavanaugh avoid answering important questions regarding his true positions on racial profiling, Roe v. Wade, and the limits of power of our nation’s chief executive, it was quite refreshing Thursday evening to turn off CNN and MSNBC and sink into my sofa and watch tennis’ Black women […]Read More Politics of Tennis’ Black Girls Magic
The late, great Maynard Holbrook Jackson, for whom the Atlanta airport, the busiest in the world, was partially named for often talked about something he called the “scared Negro syndrome.” Many of us would laugh nervously when he would use this term, referring to an African American who was too afraid of pissing off, raising […]Read More “Scared Negro Syndrome”
Dear Republicans, You may not know me and, lately, I definitely do not know you. I refer to you as my brother and sister because I do believe, in a biblical sense, we all come from the same God or creative force. I am reaching out to you because I believe you are key to […]Read More Open Letter to Republican “Brothers & Sisters”