Searching for Billion Dollar “Massa”

Democratic moderates, liberal media fear Bernie & Elizabeth. Believe only white rich man can beat Trump Why do moderate Democrats and mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC keep branding Senators Bernie Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren’s ideas as dangerous, divisive, and extreme when the majority of Americans support them? They must be watching too much […]

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 Black Mamba’s death reminds us we are not our own The tragic death this week of NBA legend Kobe Bryant hit many in this country, including me, extremely hard. From the millennium to the septuagenarian, we grieved in disbelief over what former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called a “useless death.”  Many of us did not even […]

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Dancing with Angels

One Black Man Reacts to Impeachment of 45th President “When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: ‘In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?’” Elijah Cummings My grandmother’s mother was a slave. My grandfather was a sharecropper who never received his 40 acres and a mule. My mother, Ida Scott […]

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45 Trumps HBCU Benedict College

The wrong party got locked up (or down) Last week, the so –called 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, organized in 2015, gave the 45th President of the USA its Bipartisan Justice Award at the 150-year old HBCU, Benedict College, where I once worked as vice president of community development and external relations. I would have been […]

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Old Radicals Never Die

Death of former Black Panther takes me back to butterflies and bulldozers Recently, I received word that my old comrade/antagonist Bill “Pee Wee” Winston had died. Winston, a former Black Panther, later became a youth minister with Young Life, Inc. (YL), a nondenominational Christian youth organization. He was a good man with whom, at times, […]

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The need for intergenerational dialogue between Young Turks and Old Guard A specter of change is engulfing Atlanta, a sunbelt city that for decades has been promoted by marketers as a “city too busy to hate.” Because of the number of African Americans, black millionaires, HBCUs and educated Blacks from around the country and world […]