On the Downslope of Life

The kid is no longer the kid. I’m a baby boomer on the downslope of life. At an age where I have no patience with selfish, racist, liars, or people without good principles. Despite the odds, once domesticated, I lived my life by certain principles amid respect for those who solve issues rather than create…

This Country Has Elected A Trump Type Before

The candidates are rounding the half mile heading for the finish line. Who will win? The race is still up in the air. On the one hand, we had a clear favorite as much as a week ago. That is until the Republican-leaning FBI Director broke protocol and injected himself into the race. You all…

It’s Much Deeper Than The Donald’s Audio Tape

Wow! It took an audio tape where the Donald was clearly heard talking about grouping women in general and one woman in particular. A tape where he actually used the P word when referring to a woman’s gentiles.  That’s where numerous elected  Republicans, some who are running for office on this year’s ballot draw the…

Will You Cast Your Vote For Our Country?

One Trump supporter said that his candidate won the first thirty-six minutes of Monday night’s debate. He touted his slamming of Mrs. Clinton on the trade pacts that are so unpopular with a majority of US blue collar workers. Personally, I thought it was the first twenty minutes or so and she responded in a…

Don’t Drink the GOP’s Brand of Kool-Aid

Every time there is a natural disaster who do we call for help? What about if some terrorist drop a bomb in New York City, other US land, or US presence via ship or whatever anywhere in the world? What happens if you need to regulate an industry from taking advantage of the common man…

Looters & Arsonist are Lawbreakers, not Representatives of the Struggle

We watched our morning newscast the morning after the Ferguson Grand Jury declined to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. We saw what most people expected. During the night, arsonist had set fire to cars and supposedly burned local businesses. One of which was a black woman owned bakery who was…

Corporations and this Holiday Seasons American Consumer

Let me provide you with a quote from Abraham Lincoln. It’s taken from a letter from Lincoln to (Col.) William F. Elkins, Nov 21, 1864. Some have disputed its authenticity. Given all, of the quotes and writings, attributed to one of, if not our greatest President, I see his well-documented vision as right on target…

Dr. Dorrough, Pastor, Prophet, Author and Dentist Extraordinaire.

OK, I always felt apprehension before going to the dentist. Put it this way, there are two pains that are unbearable to me, a headache and toothache. Whether it was to perform minor or major work, the possibility there would be a pain was too great to ignore. After seeing the fear in my face…

The Goal is Financial Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency

African-Americans are suffering from a hangover. From recent headlines, we have been forced to drink from the media’s blitz potion that contains police beatings, shootings, and killings of our folks. There is domestic violence in the NFL, and child abuse. Some of these ingredients have left us questioning our own up-bringing. Some folk recall that…

What’s Going On, 2014

One can’t help but look at newscast and internet headline reports from near and far and wonder just like the title of the Marvin Gaye’s classic mega hit, “What’s going on?” As our imagination recalls the melody and the lyrics, “Mother, mother, There’s too many of you crying.”  We are shocked, taken aback and sorrowed…

Mr. President, About Obamacare…

Mr. President, I voted for you, twice. As a black man, I am appalled at how you and your family are treated by right-wing conservatives and others while you have served as the president of the United States. I haven’t agreed with all your policies. Yet, I’m satisfied that if your opponents in the previous…

Headline – Minority Overrules Majority-Govt. Shut Down

I heard someone on MSNBC say last week that the Republicans are used to saying and doing stupid things over the past few years. In other words,  they propose some outrages idea to roll back or shut down a program that is vital to seniors, single moms, or the poor. Their idea is so mean-spirited…