The Incomparable Glide Memorial Church of San Francisco

Last Sunday, Aug 26, I visited the famous Glide Memorial Church in San Francisico, CA.  This church has been a bastion of good works and is well known and loved the world over!  Yet, it’s interesting how I have never been there before in my life, especially since I was born and raised in San Francisco within a mile of…

Djehuty Ma’at-Ra – The Cold Game of the Child Support System

OK, my people.  I’m putting up an Advisory Warning for this one.  It is advised that those with unbalanced emotions, and an inability to deal with the straight isht just go on and bypass this video.  But for those who can handle the truth,  in all of its twisted ugliness, I invite you to listen…

Defiling God’s Temple

I have been working on my eating habits for the last three weeks and it has been quite a blessing.  On April 8th, Resurrection Sunday, I made the pledge to start eating a healthy diet that builds and sustains my life.  I want to be strong and live as long as God has given me…

Do The Poor Have Any Social Responsibility To Their Communities?

I had an interesting conversation on Facebook with some powerful men and women of God recently.  People from a range of social backgrounds.  BTW, click their links.  They are dedicated workers in their communities for social uplift.  Deacon Lyles is blessed with the homilist’s gift, and I’m a proud member of his Sunday School Class #9!  Though we didn’t…

Black People Refuse to Pay for Freedom

My black people and all people of conscious: They have fumbled the ball – BIG TIME.  Will we recover it and run it for the win? Do you believe you’re free, black people?  How can you tell?   Well you may be free, but freedom is not free, and never has been.  There is a high cost to…

Do You Cross Racial National or Ethnic Lines?

 I’ve been reading alot of blogs lately. I’m interested in what black folks are thinking and what they’re talking about.  I’m one who is interested in crossing over racial, national, international, all kinds of lines.  Maybe that my curious nature.  After all I have worked with books my entire life.  Books are my life.  Information is…

Christopher LaVell Jones Foundation

On December 31, 2010, Oakland’s last homicide for that year was recorded.  The victim was a young man named Christopher LaVell Jones.  The story could end right there and he’d be just another of the endless statistics of young black boys being murdered in the streets of Oakland.  Or in the nation for that matter. We may or may…

White Business Partners – Can We Truss ‘Em? pt2

Part 2   Warm Spirit and Cold Business Partners Don’t Mix What happened to Warm Spirit?  Daniel was shocked by its success.  He never fathomed the company growing so big.  Nadine was shocked herself.  In fact, many in the direct marketing industry were blown away by Warm Spirit’s stellar success.  It was unprecedented, unheard of for a black woman to…

White Business Partners – Can You Truss ‘Em?

Oh, how racism and jealousy can destroy a good thing!  If your business partner is white, make sure he’s not easily influenced by racists.  Find out if his friends are racists, and whether they can sway him against you.   It’s been said that you can tell much about a person by the company he keeps.  Do a background check to…

The Children Are Precious – Don’t Teach Them No Nonsense

I was on Facebook when I saw this video of this precious little baby rapping.  Lil bit’s got MAD flow!  He doesn’t have the language down quite yet, but that’s alright! This just reminds me that our children are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for.  He obviously has been listening to good rap music since…