Ronald Reagan Was No Friend to Blacks

January 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson It is no surprise that the conservative political consultant Michael Reagan would try to rewrite the historical record with a wildly inaccurate, absolutely ridiculous assertion that his late father, Ronald Reagan, was a “better friend of blacks” than President Obama. Normally, the best […]


Under the Hill…A Blog by Angela N. Parker

January 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Tick Tick, Is That the Sound  of Your Biological Clock? I recently turned 30 without ever managing to become somebody’s Mommy. I’m fine with this, more than fine, but some of my very well meaning family members can’t understand why I haven’t gone forth and multiplied. Take this past weekend, […]


Kobe and the Lakers Are Still the Best in the NBA

January 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman There is a lot of concern around Lakerland lately about the play of the beloved, two-time defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. There have been blowout defeats this season at home to inferior teams. Poor play has come up in spurts. The team’s defense has been shady […]


Faith and Family Inspires Jazz Great Al Jarreau

January 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman One of the good things about listening to Al Jarreau’s music is that you can’t quite fit it neatly into one box. Jarreau’s music is an intoxicating blend of Caribbean, Brazilian and Africana with a dash of gospel, old-school jazz and hard-driving funk. The river smooth […]


Donna Richardson Joyner Brings Faith to the Fitness Game

January 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman This is the last part of a two-part interview with fitness guru Donna Richardson Joyner on her call to combine spirituality, fitness and wellness. Donna Richardson Joyner has moved up in the world of exercise and sweat. From an aerobics instructor to being appointed to the President’s Council on […]


Donna Richardson Joyner Raises the Praise for Fitness

January 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman  This story originally appeared in Global Woman Magazine and was written and reported on by Dennis J. Freeman This is part one of a two-part interview with fitness expert Donna Richardson Joyner on bridging spirituality and health together.  When you see a Donna Richardson Joyner workout, you see […]


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Legacy of Righteous Hope

January 17 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not bigger than his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s irreplaceable presence looms no greater than the Montgomery Bus Boycott he participated in. The two historic Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama’s marches didn’t put the Baptist minister on some sort of royalty […]


Black Baptists Gives Big Donation for Haiti Earthquake Relief

January 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Last year, the impoverished nation of Haiti was torn apart by a devastating earthquake, which left millions homeless and thousands dead. Buildings crumbled underneath the momentous jolt, which caused lengthy delays in running water and access to something close to normalcy. Dramatic rescue operations from television footage of crews pulling […]


Overshadowed Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl a Treat to Watch

January 11 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game didn’t come close to match the stupendous hype swirling all around Monday’s Tostitos BCS National Championship game between No.1 Auburn and No.2 Oregon. But it was a pretty good game, nonetheless. While Auburn and Oregon reveled in the attention paid […]