I’ve often heard the saying “where there is smoke there is fire.” This cliché was used as an expression when an occurrence happened that caused a significant difference of reasoning … Continue reading Smoke or Fire?
Throughout my time in both grammar and secondary school, there were both some good times as well as some bad times; which I am sure we all can attest to. … Continue reading Are you going to believe what you see or what “I” told you and showed you?
There seems to be fewer and fewer things left in the world that we live in today where one can say, and truly mean it when they say: “today I … Continue reading Reach the Masses, Teach the Masses.
Scene: Round wooden table. Eight shadowy figures sit around a table littered with photos and filed envelopes with the words “Top Secret” stamped on them. The envelope partially covers an … Continue reading The Cast of Characters in Life Imitating Art…or Vice Versa.
Just like all lessons in life should not be forgotten; there are some clichés and idioms that should never leave your thoughts as well. I’m not talking about the ones … Continue reading Ever heard of the cliché: “Your slip is showing?” Well….we need to look down.
Spike Lee’s 1992 biographical epic movie, “Malcolm X” is one of my favorite cinematic works of all time. Lee, as well as the phenomenal thespians associated with the film, were … Continue reading “We done Slipped…”
The other day I saw an interesting video between Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin from some decades back. The conversation hinged on the idea of the black man hiding … Continue reading My Dearest Nikki…
To say that I was shocked when this image and video flashed across my CNN mobile app would be a untruth to the utmost degree. However, what is a bit … Continue reading New Day same Ol’ Look: The Make America Great Again Movement
“You can’t make this stuff up; I dare you to even try.” I have quoted Sheriff Bell in my blogs before (shout out to Cormac McCarthy), but this quote is … Continue reading President Trump puts the P in Privilege
I can hear Coach Dabo Swinney’s voice echoing over his newly minted College Football National Championship team Clemson Tigers (both players and coaches) sounds of excitement: “Alright young men, ya’ll … Continue reading Either the President lost a bet…or he loves the SEC!
As an English major, English High School teacher, and writer of creative Literature of all genres; I can spot great works of arts when I read or see it. I … Continue reading All The World’s a Stage…and The United States is a sure in for Comedy of the Year
I was born four months into what I consider the most turbulent and retractive decade for Black people in America. Empty promises by public and political representatives (from both parties), … Continue reading The Decimation of a Decade…What Grew From the Ashes of the 80’s