We Are Still Black

With all of the respect that I can express in writing to Carter G. Woodson and the foresight he exercised to create what we all now know of as Black History Month, I lovingly offer this declaration to all of my...

I Had A Dream Too

I had a dream that I was meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for lunch at a small, family owned, soul food restaurant on the poorer side of town.  I sat at the table reading a book when I noticed him walk throug...

Putting Christ Back Into Christmas

It is Christmas time and the holiday season is in full swing. Families all over are moving faster than ever to purchase gifts for family members, shopping for festive decorations, and getting the necessary it...

The Beautiful Struggle

It is the author Betty Smith that beautifully writes in her acclaimed classic “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” of the relationship between struggle and survival. Smith powerfully pens that, “Everything struggles to...

The Capacity To Care

The twenty-second chapter of the Book of Matthew records one of the most powerful and significant scriptures in all of the Bible. Jesus, when asked by a Pharisee “What is the greatest commandment in the Law...