The disease called white supremacy is as deadly to the soul and spirits of those afflicted as is a stage four cancer with metastasis. Unlike cancer, however, white supremacy is contagious and affects everyone it touches. It is without rationality or compassion; it is willfully blind to the reality that those who claim intellectual superiority… Read More Can White Supremacy Be Cured?
I have finally come to an understanding of what being “shy” is all about. It is about low self-esteem and fear. I am shy. I am animated when I present, when I preach, when I teach, but when my public performance is over, I am terrified of interacting with people. I am not good… Read More Understanding “Shyness”
It was last week that my blood began to boil at what is going on in Gaza. The news report said that Israelis had dropped leaflets into Gaza, warning them that they were going to attack and telling them that they should leave their homes. Leave their homes? Where are they supposed to go? I… Read More Palestinians Deserve Help from the World
I wonder if any black person has ever had the benefit of having a trial with an impartial jury. The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution says that American citizens are entitled to a trial with an “impartial jury.” That phrase has been interpreted as one having the right to a trial with a jury “by… Read More Michael Dunn, George Zimmerman, and Fear
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who said, in his first inaugural address, that “the only thing we have to fear …is fear itself.” The year was 1932. The country was in bad shape economically, and by 1933, the depth of the depression had hit head on. People were deathly afraid, and Roosevelt not… Read More The Disease Called Fear