RAQUEL MILLER: THE BACKGROUND, THE BOXER, THE BELIEF, THE BEAUTY – pt.3

In order to win Olympic Gold and seal your fate in history – one must have belief. Now some, like the famed ending of...

David Maraniss’ “Barack Obama: The Story” Pokes Worrisome Holes in President Obama’s Personal Narrative

COMMENTARY:  The White House has a few reasons to be worried about David Maraniss' new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," and yes, Michelle Obama...

Walking Tall in my ‘Womanish Shoes’

 WALKING TALL Womanish: African American colloquialism (mostly in the South) for a young girl who is acting too grown; a  designation usually given by the...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

My Self walks up to me and says, "So, another birthday." I say, "Yep." My Self says, "A big one, huh?" I say, "Yep." My Self says, "You...

I Am Concerned, But I Do not Care

Once upon a time there was a parent who loved a child, a child who loved a parent, a friend who loved a friend,...

More People Scaling Back for Christmas, Saying No to Rampant Consumerism Holiday Season Brings

More people are scaling back for Christmas and saying no to the rampant consumerism the holiday season brings. We didn't go all out and...

Commentary: Never-Ending Downward Spiral of Violence Against Women Continues

For some reason, I chose to ignore the daily morning newscast on television. I didn't have any prior knowledge or extra sensory perception nor...

When Things Don’t Go My Way

From time to time, I have the privilege to walk my granddaughter to a street corner where she is picked up by the school...

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