YOU ARE NOT ALONE: My Message to Black Conservatives (in light of Gianno Caldwell’s new book)

It is with this perspective and from this place that my assertion is founded. I am a black male born and raised on the west side of Chicago and here is the controversy: I am a CONSERVATIVE. I grew up this way. I often thought that I was the only one. However, this year I began to reawaken my political senses. As I met hundreds of others both online and in-person who were also black and conservative.

Black Education on the Whiteboard

Kujichagulia! This is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa that represents self-determination. More specifically, this principle encourages African-Americans to define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves. Education is a powerful tool that can help us achieve this goal, and to preserve it for future generations. Unfortunately, the k-12 … Continue reading Black Education on the Whiteboard

The Expense of Cultural Education: Black America Enslaved by Master Sallie Mae

The ability or opportunity to receive or rather purchase the tool of education is a deficit in many communities. For years it has been indirectly protected that the opportunity to go to college is a gift, almost a privilege. However, it is now becoming a necessity. This, education, is something we cannot afford to not have and something many can't afford to have. Could we be indirectly saying; "you can put me in chains again, just let me sign this MPN first"?  

JOHN MEETS DON: A Crisis of Christianity and Political Culture

As should be obvious the Lord's answer was "yes". The response by many in the Christian community presents a shocking reality, one that personally saddens me. As we have crucified the seemingly widely beloved pastor John Gray and others we have indirectly suggested that engaging in conversation (meaningful and with reformative motives) is something that is synonymous with compromise and this, quite frankly, is a false view. 

The Political Evolution of Kanye West: FROM KATRINA TO COON?

West claims that he is looking to start a dialogue, delivering a succession of tweets to his nearly 30 million followers, it’s seems that he is doing just that; sparking dialogue and provoking thought among colleagues and constituents alike. This is ever a developing story. For we are in the midst of a political revolution in which political correctness and brash, close-minded conservatism is colliding.

The Necessity of the HBCU

Attending Howard University, for me, was a choice of destiny and that alone. HBCUs, Howard University, specifically celebrate blackness and all that it entails. No institution is perfect, though this does not excuse the actions of the recent Howard scandal, this still should be understood. The impact of HBCUs extends beyond the black community.