Month: June 2017

Andres Castillo Grambling Catcher Dies in Fatal Accident

By Michael June 29, 2017 Off

Andres Castillo described as the life of the Grambling clubhouse by players and coaches was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident on June 23 in Tampa, Florida. Castillo played catcher for the Tigers during the 2015 baseball season. He had previously played collegiately at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and prior to that he played at Wasbash Valley College in Mount Carmel,Illinois. read more

Steele Is Still Making Moves At SCLC

By Michael June 25, 2017 Off

Dr. Charles Steele, Jr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is still making moves at SCLC as he makes plans for their 59th convention. The organization first convened in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1957 to chart a course  to eliminate “war, poverty and injustice.” read more

Another Cop Gets Away With Killing A Black Man

By Michael June 24, 2017 Off

Another cop has essentially gotten away with killing a Black man in the USA. Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer can breathe a sigh of relief as a second jury has deadlocked in the shooting death of Samuel Dubose.

Tensing pulled Dubose over near the University of Cincinnati campus after detecting that Dubose was missing one of two license plates the State of Ohio requires. read more

Donald Plays Trump Card In Georgia Sixth

By Michael June 22, 2017 Off

Donald has played the trump card again. This time in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. He is on a roll. This was the seventh time the Trump card has been played and each time the Trump card has proven to be a winner for the Republicans.

The Donald first played the trump card last summer during the GOP primaries. He won their nomination for president. read more

Jill Stein Denies She Took Money from Putin

By Michael June 21, 2017 Off

Sounds of jazz from the bebop era flowed through the air of a two story home in Atlanta’s snazzy Little Five Points community on Friday, June 17, 2017 miles from Putin and Russia. Small groups of Green Party loyalists mingled, drinking purified water, nibbling on arugula salad with pitted and unpitted olives, humus and artichokes. read more

Spending Father’s Day 2017 With Jimmy Carter

By Michael June 19, 2017 Off

I’ve often wanted to spend a Sunday morning discussing the great and eternal spiritual issues of our times with President Jimmy Carter.

Back in the late 1980s my mother and her sorority sisters made the trip by bus from Macon, Georgia down to Plains, Georgia to attend Carter’s Sunday School class. read more

What’s Holding Up Cosby Jury Verdict?

By Michael June 15, 2017 Off

What’s holding up a jury of five men and seven women from reaching a verdict in the Bill Cosby case is anybody’s guess?

On the fourth day of deliberations, the Pennsylvania jury notified the court that it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges brought against Cosby by Andrea Constand. read more

Tuskegee Successful in removing SAC Warning

By Michael June 15, 2017 Off

CASCADE PRESS (CP), Atlanta, Georgia, Today, Tuskegee University successfully navigated itself through a series of accreditation warnings notices imposed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SAC). This agency grants accreditation to the university’s degree granting programs.

Back in June 2015, Tuskegee University for the first time in its 135 year history saw its accreditation threaten. In 2015, SAC gave the university 12 months to resolve 18 issues. When Tuskegee issued it responds to those issues in June 2016, SAC found the university had successfully addressed 14 of their concerns, but placed the university on warning status for an additional 12 months so they could address the remaining four items. read more

Finally, A Business Card to Rep What I Do

By Michael June 12, 2017 Off

Finally, I did it. I finally got another business card. I have not had a business card announcing what I do, since sometimes around 2003 when I closed The Harvey Law Firm, A Professional Corporation.

During the last 17 years, I have been reluctant to take on another business venture and brand it with my own style. Just didn’t want the hassle of being officially in business or working at a trade – the writer’s trade – albeit is a trade I enjoy and had yearned, as a youngster to pursue. read more

Can John Page Restore Tuskegee’s Legacy?

By Michael June 9, 2017 Off

Last week the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees put to an end campus rumors that Dr. Brian L. Johnson, the university’s seventh president would be leaving his job on June 30, 2017.

He will.

Guy Rhodes, Editor and Publisher of the Tuskegee News opined last week that Johnson’s situation at the university was on shaky ground from the outset. read more