Tiger Woods accident puts Black fame into perspective

When Tiger Woods burst onto the scene in 1997 with a Masters win at just 21, people like me, who never really got into golf, started paying attention. Because here was this young man of color, this guy who somehow made it into this segregated space, and he was not only holding his own. He…

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Our Town is a murder scene and things will never be the same

Before COVID-19 shut down the world, I would often take my family to a bowling alley in East Norriton, Montgomery County. Back then, it was called the Facenda-Whitaker Bowling Lanes. Now it’s called the Our Town Alley Bowling Lanes, and it’s called one thing more — a murder scene.   In the days before gunshots…

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Sen. Ted Cruz hops a jet to Cancun as Texans freeze to death

Yesterday, when U.S. Senator Ted Cruz claimed he was sorry for leaving Texas for Cancun in the middle of a deadly weather crisis, it made me sick, especially when he gave this excuse. “With school canceled for the week,” Cruz said in a statement, “our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to…

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Give Trump a taste of his own medicine, lock him up.

So, the Senate voted not to convict Donald Trump for starting the riot at the Capitol that killed five people and could’ve killed many more, including Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress.  Not that I care about a Senate conviction, because that doesn’t send you to jail anyway. It’s like a political timeout.…

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Find Nasyre Jones, because Black kids matter

For five days, a 10-year-old boy named Nasyre Jones has been missing. He disappeared as snow fell in the city, as expectations fell in our community, and as the vast majority of the media fell silent. And while we need to talk about police shootings and impeachment trials,  Nasyre is more important than all of that,…

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