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

Kyrie, Shut Up, Apologize, and You May Get to Dribble Again

By Michael November 8, 2022 Off

But Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for that to Happen

I have tried to keep out of the media hysteria surrounding Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving. God knows I do not want to be canceled out like Ye and Kyrie, but it is inevitable that sooner or later, I must lift my voice above the latest high-tech lynching of a Black man who dared to think for himself. read more

Henry Aaron Bust Finds a Home at Adams Park

By Michael August 4, 2022 Off

Just Three Miles From His Southwest Atlanta Home

In 2017, the Atlanta Braves packed up and moved the team twenty miles north of Turner Field, less than a mile outside the city limits, but clear into the next county. Turner Field had been home to the Braves since the 1996 Olympics gifted the team a new stadium. read more

David Jackson’s Legacy of Love

By Michael June 27, 2022 Off

Built One Dollar at a Time

One day during the summer of 2017, I drove to the Georgia State University Baseball Complex. A friend had told me about Mentoring Viable Prospects (MVP), an enormously popular baseball tournament serving primarily Black high school baseball players that had been in existence since the turn of the century. Teams traveled from Virginia, Florida, Texas, Chicago, California, and Detroit to showcase their skills to primarily black college baseball recruiters. read more

Harvey Named Media Relations Director for NC Sports

By Michael March 11, 2022 Off

Gulf Coast College Baseball Combine

NCsports CEO Tanyeka Steele-Cooler, announces award-winning journalist Harold Michael Harvey is named the group’s Media Relations Director.

The Gulf Coast-based sports marketing company will host the first baseball combine for college players, bringing scouts from the Major Leagues, the Minor Leagues, and the Independent Leagues to the Gulf Coast. This event will give college seniors an opportunity to showcase their skills while gaining instructions on jumping to the next level. read more

Morehouse Wins First Game of Weekend Series Against Tuskegee 

By Michael February 20, 2022 Off

Braves World Series Trophy Tour to Highlight Sunday’s Double Hitter

The Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College won their first game since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down baseball at the premiere all-male HBCU on Saturday, defeating Tuskegee University 8–4.

Saturday’s game was the prelude for a weekend series that will feature a display of the Atlanta Braves 2021 World Series Trophy before the start of the double hitter on Sunday. Morehouse Coach Antonio Grissom expects the Braves trophy tour to bring over 2000 fans out to see the World Series trophy and the Morehouse-Tuskegee clash on the diamond. read more

Impeached President Fermenting Insurrection Throughout the Country

By Michael January 31, 2022 Off

Calls Black Prosecutors in New York and Atlanta Racist

The twice impeached President is at it again. Last year on January 6, 2021, angry he lost after one term, he incited a mob to storm the United States Congress and placed the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris in danger.

This year the angry White man is at it again. During a political rally in Texas on January 29, 2022, the dishonored President incited his followers to stage “the biggest protest we have ever had if they do anything wrong or illegal.” This diatribe is an apparent reference to his and his businesses’ civil and criminal investigations in New York and the criminal investigation underway in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. read more

Jackie Robinson Marker Finds a New Home

By Michael January 28, 2022 Off

Marker in Robinson’s Georgia Hometown Damaged by Vandals

Like fellow Georgian, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson was a peacemaker. Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, on January 31, 1919, nearly 13 months before Andrew Foster organized the United States Baseball League, a league for Negro players, designed to compete with the White major league for the heart of baseball fans in America. The organizational meeting took place at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. read more

Has Anyone Checked with Manchin and Sinema?

By Michael January 27, 2022 Off

Two Democrats Key to Appointment of a Black Women on the Supreme Court

Now that Justice Stephen Breyer has officially announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Democrats are delighted that President Joe Biden will make good on his campaign promise to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Biden made this pledge during a 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in South Caroline. Many political pundits credit this promise as the key to Biden receiving the Democratic nomination. Ultimately, Biden won the General Election campaign against an incumbent President, whose name will go unmentioned in this piece, suffice it to say, the incumbent made presidential history because he was impeached twice during one presidential term. read more

A Life-Long Dream Manifesting for Two Black College Baseball Coaches

By Michael January 20, 2022 Off

Marcus Smith and James Cooper Stepping into Their Dreams

Growing up in College Park, Georgia, Marcus Smith enjoyed playing baseball. It was a sport he excelled in, playing out of Old National Park from age six to fourteen. He earned an athletic scholarship to Albany State University, his mom’s alma mater. Like anyone who has ever played baseball as a kid, the thoughts of a professional career floated through Smith’s head. read more