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I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade.  Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory.  In this case, we are […]

Congratulations to LeBron James and the Miami Heat on their most recent NBA title.  LeBron carried the team to victory in glorious fashion, securing the regular season MVP award, the NBA title and Finals MVP trophy in one gigantic swoosh.  Oh yea, he had a triple double in the last game of the title series. […]

Joe Williams, a reporter for Politico.com, has been suspended for making comments about presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the company deems to be racially-offensive. During an appearance on the show hosted by Martin Bashir, Williams said this: It’s very interesting that he does so many appearances on Fox & Friends. And it’s unscripted. It’s the […]

I’ve been a Black man for quite a while now. It’s been a fun ride, with its ups and downs, but I have to say that in this journey, where half the world is working to secure your extinction, you realize that your ability to think and make critical decisions can become the key to […]

Kristen is a 14-year-old girl.  She hangs out online and meets boys, promising to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Boys, of course, would line up for the chance to meet Kristen, and were willing to do anything to get with her.  But the catch was that in order to get the “goodies” from Kristen, you had […]

I am not sure why certain questions or thoughts pop into my brain.  Sometimes those questions help me figure things out and other times, they get me into serious trouble.   I have no idea what this one is going to do, but I had to ask it anyway:  Would Barack Obama have been elected […]

I almost fell out of my chair, had a seizure, and dropped in to a massive coma, when I read recent comments by the rapper Lil Wayne about his protege Nicki Minaj.  In a recent conversation with MTV, Weezy had the audacity to say that he believes that women should be respected. SEE ALSO: Man […]

I want to congratulate Adidas for finally coming to its senses and getting rid of the public monstrosity known as the JS Roundhouse Mid Trainers. (In my circle, we refer to them as “shackle slave shoes”). The sneakers were going to set the market on fire in August. But plans were abruptly changed when the […]

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Kim Kardashian has become both celebrated and maligned.  Personally, I’ve decided to go with the flow, since everyone else seems to think that it’s normal that the whole country celebrates an untalented woman who became famous with a sex tape.   Oprah’s decision to interview Kim is admittedly a disappointment, since […]

The Obama Administration recently announced that it is no longer going to seek the deportation of young illegal immigrants.  Instead, the administration is going to allow them to apply for permits to work.  The announcement has major implications for the re-election of President Barack Obama, as additional Hispanic votes can impact a variety of swing […]

I read with interest a story about the fight between Chris Brown and Drake that took place this week.  The battle involved bottles being thrown and one even busted the head of some poor woman who likely had no idea what she was getting into.  “Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder has a name for these instances. […]

When I was a youth track coach a decade ago, I found that running with the kids every day was like a fountain of youth. The experience transformed me for life and was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.  The parents loved me, and I loved (most of) them. But I must […]