Monday's Meditation

Selma is today

March 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Suppressive voting rights efforts. Open racial taunts. Young black men losing their lives to law enforcement. Nonviolent demonstrators march nationwide for justice. States viewing the federal government as meddling outsiders. Where have we seen this picture? Is this still 1965? No, but there a lot of people who believe this […]

Monday's Meditation

Stuart Scott: Love, Sports & Booyah

January 7 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ESPN will not be the same. The world of sports will sound a lot different. Not being able to hear that raspy, baritone voice of longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott bellow out his trademark jargon of “booyah” or smoothly state “as cool of the side of the pillow,” are coin […]

Monday's Meditation

Charles Barkley Does Not Speak for Black America

December 4 Dennis J. Freeman 1

A fool is a fool. And no matter what they do, fools always have a way of revealing themselves. In the case of former NBA star Charles Barkley the attribute of coon mentality has been evident since he became a professional basketball player. In the wake of the aftermath of […]

Monday's Meditation

Eric Holder Was Our Firewall Against GOP Bigotry

October 7 News4usonline News 0

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson  One of the most poignant moments in Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s six year tenure heading the Justice Department came in February 2009 barely a month after he had been confirmed as Attorney General. He told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month […]

Monday's Meditation

5 Lingering Ferguson Questions

August 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  Now what, Ferguson? With Michael Brown’s funeral being a public spectacle in that it signals closure to another racial episode in this country, the looming questions beckons some answers. Now that we’ve seen civil unrest go on for several weeks, peaceful demonstrations being wagered, anger escalating and mistrust between […]

Monday's Meditation

The Drew League: More Than a Game

The  Drew League is a lot more than putting on  a host of basketball games. It is  a lot more than a summer basketball league that fills the stands with curious-seeking fans while NBA players and local ballers perfect their hoops skills. The Drew League was created and is an […]

Monday's Meditation

Abortion, The Real “War On Women”

By Tricia Erickson I am so sick and tired, yes, sick and tired, of hearing about the “War On Women” while women fill abortionist’s offices to terminate the life of their own female (and male) babies. The left has labeled those who are against the act of abortion as “warring” against women” […]

Monday's Meditation

Americans Should Sue Congress

Everybody in America knows by now that House Speaker John Boehner is threatening to sue President Obama. Perhaps it is time that the people of the United States sue Boehner and the rest of the collection of clowns that make up the U. S. Congress.  Only 14 percent of the […]

Monday's Meditation

George, Pacers Primetime Floppers

My oldest son tried to warn me about Paul George and the Indiana Pacers.  For most of the NBA season, I tried to convey to my namesake that George and the Pacers were legit and would be primed to overthrow LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Well, after the self-inflicted […]

Monday's Meditation

The Price of Race

A white man may not be able to jump, but he sure as heck knows how to get paid. Steve Kerr, the new Golden States Warriors head basketball coach, can vouch for that. Mark Jackson, who was axed by the Warriors, despite leading Golden State to the postseason the past […]

Monday's Meditation

Something Bigger Than the Game

April 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Some things are bigger than a basketball game. There are more important things in life that supersedes winning a championship. If they didn’t know already, the players on the Los Angeles Clippers are discovering that in full of view of the country and the international community. A jump shot by […]

Monday's Meditation

Who Will Speak for Black War Veterans?

Several have not been deemed worthy of a Congressional Medal of Honor  By Ron Armstead Washington, D.C. President Obama at the recent White House Congressional Medal of Honor (CMOH) ceremony said, “no nation is perfect, but here in America, we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past, including […]

Monday's Meditation

Much DeSean About Nothing

March 31 Dennis J. Freeman 0

DeSean Jackson is not Aaron Hernandez. Anyone making that comparison makes that assumption has not done their due diligence or speaks out of complete ignorance.  So the rumors are flying off the handle these days with buzz that Jackson, the talented wide receiver the Philadelphia Eagles just cut, is in […]