If You Don't Get Sick From The Coronavirus, Worrying About It Will

There’s an old saying that what you think about, you bring about and that is so true. It is exceptionally true when it comes to illnesses. The coronavirus is real and it should definitely be taken seriously. There’s a lot of paranoia surrounding it, a bit too much, but to each its own. Those who... Read more »

Sunday's Soul Food: Jimmy Swaggart's Crusade Classics

Today is March 1st and it’s such a beautiful day. I know it’s a teaser with Chicago weather so get out and enjoy the day if you can. For some reason though, I woke up feeling sort of irritated. Not on the wrong side of the bed but a little miffed. It’s Sunday and every... Read more »

Dear Oprah: Gimme Yo' Frames When You Done Wit' 'Em

I had to be a little ghetto in my speech when it comes to asking Oprah for her eyewear when she’s done with them. While everyone else is listening to her words of wisdom (me too), I’m looking at how sharp Lady O’s frames are! In the 90s, I used to work in an eyewear... Read more »
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Black People: Let's End Black History Month By Getting A Physical

First and foremost, I thank God that I haven’t been in the hospital for a lupus flare lately. With lupus, I found myself in the hospital practically every year because I was always suffering from something that triggered the terrible symptoms lupus caused. For example, stress is a major factor to avoid if I don’t... Read more »

Langston Hughes: The Godfather Of Urban Fiction

Langston Hughes: The Godfather Of Urban Fiction
There is one more week left of Black History Month and I couldn’t let it go without mentioning my favorite author, Langston Hughes. I call him “The Godfather Of Urban Fiction” because to me, his stories and poems makes you laugh to keep you from crying. I also have to pay homage to the best... Read more »

Black-Owned Lakeview Development Center Has A Delightful Bunch Of Children

Black-Owned Lakeview Development Center Has A Delightful Bunch Of Children
This past Monday morning, I had the pleasure of reading my book The Adventures of Kameron to a delightful bunch of children at the Lakeview Development Center, located at 1531 West Lawrence Avenue. The invitation came from my cousin Dreanna Colvard (her dad and my mom are 1st cousins) who is a teacher and director.... Read more »
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Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" Epitomizes Black History Month

Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" Epitomizes Black History Month
Stevie Wonder’s “Songs In The Key Of Life” double album epitomizes Black History Month because there are so many beautiful and meaningful songs that resonate with the black community. I remember when Donald Trump spoke of social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the present tense, as if he were alive. I was thinking that... Read more »

Did Vanessa Williams And Debi Thomas Know They Were Making Black History?

Singer/songwriter and former Miss America Vanessa Williams probably wasn’t thinking that she was making Black History in 1983. The same goes for Debi Thomas, the first African American female to win a metal in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. None of us did, actually because we were focused on the fact that they are black... Read more »

Ivan Dixon's "Nothing But A Man" Is Truly A Hidden Gem

Ivan Dixon's "Nothing But A Man" Is Truly A Hidden Gem
If someone mentions the name Ivan Dixon, you may not get an instant reaction. If you mention that he was the brother on Hogan’s Heroes, you’ll get a lot of “OOHS” and “AHHS” because that’s what most people remember about him. I’m here to tell you that Dixon was much more than Hogan’s Heroes; in... Read more »
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Black Man Counts Money Out In The Open At Dunkin Donuts To Prove He's Legit

For starters, the following is based on my perception. I went to a local Dunkin Donuts this morning after I put my son Kameron on his school bus. I decided to sit there for a while because I walked 4 or 5 blocks to get there in the snow we had this morning. Everything was... Read more »