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William “Bill” Thomas Barnes

By Michael September 1, 2023 Off

An Educator, Statesman, Mentor, Friend

Today, we bid fare-de-well to our friend and mentor, William “Bill” Thomas Barnes. My grandmother called him Junior Barnes. The year I started first grade, Barnes graduated from Morehouse College. By happenstance, Barnes became the first male teacher in an elementary school in Bibb County, Georgia. read more

Too Late for Prayin’

By Michael June 29, 2023 Off

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Latest Ted Cruz Flap Points Out the Ignorance of Those Loudly Espousing Anti-Wokeness and the Impact this has on Black History

By Michael May 29, 2023 Off

Dr. King Led SCLC, Not the NAACP

Recently, Senator Ted Cruz (Republican), Texas, decided to chime in on the travel advisory issued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He did so in a tweet that read in part:

“This is bizarre. And utterly dishonest. In the 1950s & 1960s, the NAACP did extraordinarily well in helping lead the civil rights movement. Today, Dr. King would be ashamed of how profoundly they’ve lost their way.” read more

Alabama State University Poised to Win SWAC Baseball Championship

By Michael May 23, 2023 Off

For the Second Year in a row

The Alabama State University Hornets are poised to repeat as SWAC baseball champions and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Playoffs. The East Alabama school rolls into the 2023 Southwest Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament as the number one seed from the Eastern Division, riding an impressive 39-16 overall record and a conference record of 24-7 into Russ Chandler Stadium, home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. read more

Extra, Extra, Extra, Donald J. Trump Criminally Charged

By Michael April 1, 2023 Off

On Multiple Counts In New York Indictment

Extra, Extra, Extra, read all about it! Donald John Trump, the twice impeached former President of the United States of America, is charged in a multiple-count New York indictment. Charges against Trump are the first for a former American President.

In 1975, a sitting American President, Richard Milhous Nixon, came close to an indictment for his involvement in the burglary of the Democratic National Committee’s office in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, District of Columbia. Instead, Nixon beat the justice department to the jump when he resigned from office in disgrace. read more

We, the People, Are Responsible for Ending Gun Violence

By Michael March 30, 2023 Off

In Schools, Churches, Grocery Stores, and Neighborhood Drive-by Shootings

I’ve not written a great deal lately. The muse, which has spoken to me occasionally, hasn’t whispered in my ears or shaken my dungeon and set the spirit free to express what has been bottled up inside me for months, albeit years. read more