Archive for April 2015

Easter Week Four: Patience & Peace

Easter Week Four: Patience & Peace
In light of what is going on Baltimore we can turn to this week’s scripture (Acts of the Apostle 4:8-12), and seek guidance: Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said: “Leaders of the people and elders: If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he... Read more »

The Manifest Of Urban Frustration

The Manifest Of Urban Frustration
Things are different in the hood and things are different for black men (brothas), I’m not playing the race card or having a inner city pity party, those are truths. What we are seeing in the Baltimore riots, in marches across the country and in pent up anger is from years of less than unalienable... Read more »

20 Years Since The Movie Friday

20 Years Since The Movie Friday
April 26th marks the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of the movie “Friday”. The urban comedy starred West Coast rapper Ice Cube, upcoming comedians Chris Tucker & Angela Means, veteran comedians John Witherspoon & the late Bernie Mac featured upcoming stars Nia Long and Faizon Love. And last but not least the young but... Read more »
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Easter Week Three: The Challenges Of "Living The Faith"

Easter Week Three: The Challenges Of "Living The Faith"
Every week I sit here and write about faith, I quote scripture, I mention some personal anecdotes but then after I turn the computer off I have to “live the faith”. It is not easy. I have struggled more than you know with so many issues, things that I may not have thought a whole... Read more »

A Year Since My Father Died

A Year Since My Father Died
It’s been a year since my dad passed. And at times I still think here’s alive, I mean I know he’s here, I feel his presence, I say his words, I listened to his music, cooked his recipes (his grill was the last thing he gave me), and follow his advice. It’s just hard to... Read more »

We Remember Francis Cardinal George

We Remember Francis Cardinal George
Its always hard when a spiritual leader dies, whether it be a priest, bishop or in this case Francis Cardinal George. We are saddened by his passing, grateful for his leadership and left without that person who guided us through problems. We have to remember John tells us in chapter 11 (25 & 26), “I... Read more »
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My Favorite Cars: 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

My Favorite Cars: 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
So most of you know I’m a car guy. Specifically an old General Motors (GM) car guy. We are an all GM family here at home with a Chevrolet Malibu and my GMC Envoy but my favorite GM cars were Oldsmobiles. Yes I know GM shut them down 15 years ago and though they were... Read more »

Second Week Of Easter: All We Need To Do Is Believe

Second Week Of Easter: All We Need To Do Is Believe
So now we are entrenched in the Easter season and though it may mean a return to normalcy both in church and at home it means we must still have faith. Actually more than ever, we don’t have the lenten sacrifice to remind us and the pressure of the world can make us succumb to... Read more »

The Power Of The Vote

The Power Of The Vote
The people have spoken. Despite really low turnout, changes have been made politically from Joliet all the way to Chicago and even some politicians that got reelected had to fight their way back in. We start in my neck of the woods Northern Will County and Joliet (the state’s fourth largest city), has new leadership.... Read more »
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The First Week Of Easter Just Like Opening Day

The First Week Of Easter Just Like Opening Day
So now Lent is over and in the Catholic Church we are now in the Easter season. For many of us Lent was a “restart” of our faith and we are now rededicated to the church. It also means that our sacrifice is over as well and must now live in moderation. And its from... Read more »