Saturday, May 21, 2022

The (Crappy) Year We Just Lived Through.

Tweet ( As this is my last column of 2021, I thought it would be worthwhile to review some of the most important observations I made over the course of an awful year. I hope you agree, and wish you — and our country — a happier New Year. JAN. 5: These past few years […]

Books Like Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Reveal the Ugly Truth About America — And the Truth Will Set Us Free.

November 3, 2021 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( During my matriculation as a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary, one of the most provocative conversations I would ever have occurred during a forum of interdisciplinary doctoral students with a guest lecturer — one of my favorite authors, Toni Morrison. Morrison had recently received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Beloved” — […]

Black Films and Artists Thrive at The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Tweet ( The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival featured films, docs, shorts, TV, tech seminars and immersive experiences. It was a 21stcentury gathering place for filmmakers, artists and fans. Black films, directors, actors and artists shared the glory and attention with other contemporaries who were proud to have TFF as an international venue. As the festival inches towards […]

Book Review; Discrimination and Disparities.

Tweet ( My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe. Throughout the book, Sowell shows that socioeconomic outcomes differ vastly […]

Shame and Shade In Birmingham: In Praise Of Black Panther Party/Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis.

January 18, 2019 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines of the civil rights movement all of her life. She has been especially active in prison reform matters, but she has also been involved in other civil and human rights issues. When I […]

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