ACT’s Symposium Request for Dialog

ACT (Antioch Community Team) sponsored a symposium that I attended last Saturday evening. The issues of why police are shooting and killing black folks at an alarming rate of consistency were the topic. The flyer advertisement spoke directly to the events purpose. Noting that “The primary goal of the symposium is to have a proactive…

Don’t Take Our Kindness for Weakness or Stupidity.

Author’s Note: This is the fourth article of four; all dealing with the subject of reaching certain ages in your life. Some day’s we wonder; if after seeming clueless to others should we say something to destroy their image of us? Naw…they think they are brilliant, let them figure it out. I posted this on…

Guns & Violence in our Communities

Author’s Note: This was supposed to be the third (Sixty, the new Forty or Fifty) in a four-part series of personal examinations at the subject decade milestones in our lives. This article is a hybrid of that theme. Why, because I wanted to comment on a very important subject in our community. Guns and violence…

Will The Donald’s Rebranding Work?

I look at Morning Joe, and other shows where the host/hostess is clearly Republican voters are almost begging Donald Trump to take a vacation. Don’t say anything, they advise. Stop putting your foot in your mouth. Just shut up and let Hillary Clinton unfavorable ratings drag her down. They hate their nominee but are all…

Reaching The Age of The 50’s Plus Decade

Author’s Note: This is the second article of four; all dealing with the subject of reaching certain ages in your life. Here is a thought, supposed you turned fifty to sixty years old during one of the last few months. As a concerned citizen, you watched the Republicans Convention held in Cleveland, followed by the…

A Train & Auto Trips to Remember

Well, people, the kid took a vacation. Normally that would mean a few days in Las Vegas, maybe a week somewhere, which would or may not include home. This time, with time being the operative word, my wife and I took a train to Milwaukee. With the both of us retired from working for someone…

Checking Our Life Progress at Age Forty

My online pastor, don’t trip, I also attend First Baptist in Pittsburg. As I was saying, a few Sunday’s ago Doctor Lance Watson of Saint Paul’s Baptist (Richmond, VA.) began a new sermon series.  The new series is entitled “Fortyish.”  The subject is as it sounds, people reflecting on their current status in life at…

Muhammad Ali, A Man for all Seasons

He came along at a time when people questioned his patriotism. Some questioned his beliefs and religion. There was a time in this country that some Americans refused to call him by his chosen name. Through it all, one fact must be noted about the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was a man…

Really, Mr. Sanders. Are you serious?

First of all, let me say that Hillary R. Clinton has a lot of baggage she will carry into the general election. Most of which did not come from Trump, Sanders or any of their current surrogates.  As a former first lady of Bill Clinton, Senator of New York and Secretary of State she earned…

Lunch Conversation ’bout Republicans & Democrats

Authors Note, May 6, 2016: In 2001, I created two characters for my Katara-Rhythm on-line newsletter. I thought of the old familiar term, “If I could be a fly on the wall.” This was my inspiration for creating Kyle & Jamal. They are two buddies who have different political perspectives and don’t look like your…

Kyle & Jamal’s 2001 Crawford, Texas Vacation

Let’s meet and follow our favorite Flies on the Wall, Kyle and Jamal.    Authors Note, April 27, 2016: In 2001, I created two characters for my Katara-Rhythm on-line newsletter. I thought of the old familiar term, “If I could be a fly on the wall.” This was my inspiration for created Kyle & Jamal….

Mrs. Clinton is the ideal Candidate

The former first lady, state senator, presidential candidate, secretary of state has a wealth of political knowledge on building a consensus with opposing forces.  Now she is a candidate for President of the United States for the second time. The Democratic Candidate reign on Super Tuesday, March 15. She won 5 states over her rival…