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Archive for February 2014

Similarities Don’t Mean the Same

February 26, 2014

I say in one of my songs, “If anyone tells you, ‘I know how you feel,’ then you know they ain’t real…”  I say that because we all go through trials, challenges and tribulations.  Many of those circumstances are the same: discrimination, unemployment, employment, loss of a loved one, violence or disappointment just to name […]

Denying Fear Is Fateful

February 12, 2014

We’re at another epoch in American history.  It’s not one that will be well-documented nor will it rest in the bosom of museums in future decades.  This era will be forever entrenched in the hearts and minds of mothers, black mothers who have had to bury their black sons because white males lived in fear. […]

Never Failing to Find Failure

February 5, 2014

I’ve been admonishing the “public” in National Public Radio for a long time.  As a national vehicle, the premise of a straight-forward news reporting entity for the entire nation is a grand idea.  Being supported by public dollars is also icing on the cake.  Unfortunately, both premises are a fallacy when it comes to NPR.  […]