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
What is going to be “the next chapter” of your life? It hit me last night that I really need to step out of my comfort zone in a big way. I have always known that, but last night, the magnitude of that necessity hit me in the middle of a sound sleep. I woke… Read More What is your next chapter?