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Blacks need better schools, not toppled statues

Stop tearing down the statues. Protesters around the world are jumping the shark and have been distracted from the original point of these demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. I thought the idea was to rid our world of racism and hate and division. You don’t do that by tearing down a Confederate statue.Continue reading “Blacks need better schools, not toppled statues”

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Momma passing the torch to daughter: Same ol’ Lions

News that the Detroit Lions leadership has been passed from Martha Ford to her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp has been completely overblown. It would be bigger news if the Lions announce that a different mentality was in the works. That someone who didn’t have the last name of Ford was taking over. This isn’t whatContinue reading “Momma passing the torch to daughter: Same ol’ Lions”

Downtown Detroit might not be the same

My fear is downtown Detroit won’t come back when this pandemic goes away. The place is not a ghost town, but it is far from being the robust and bustling place I enjoyed visiting alone or with my son. Some of my favorite bars and restaurants are still hemorrhaging although Big Gretch says it isContinue reading “Downtown Detroit might not be the same”

My goal as a dad was to give my children a better shot

I thought about being a dad before becoming a dad. Before becoming a husband. Before becoming a man. I grew up in a dangerous neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. I grew up where you were discouraged from seeking an education. You were discouraged from seeking a way out. But I knew I needed to escape.Continue reading “My goal as a dad was to give my children a better shot”

Childish MLB does not care about the game

I must admit that at the beginning this pandemic that I longed to see LeBron James swinging from the rim after a crowd pleasing ally opp dunk. I wanted to see Mike Trout strolling to the plate with runners on second and third with two outs. Hell I even woke up some mornings, turned offContinue reading “Childish MLB does not care about the game”

The show must go on in the NBA

Give me Team LeBron. He believes that the NBA season should resume as soon as possible. He does not believe resuming the 2019-2020 season in Orlando will stunt the equal rights movement that we are seeing across the country. I agree. Others do not. NBA Players Association vice president Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard and CarmeloContinue reading “The show must go on in the NBA”

Rayshard Brooks should be alive But…..

Rayshard Brooks should be alive today celebrating his daughter’s eighth birthday. Brooks, 27, was shot and killed in an Atlanta Wendy’s parking lot in the latest round of white police gunning down another black male. However, the conversation I plan on having with my son Brandon will only partially touch on the shooting. We willContinue reading “Rayshard Brooks should be alive But…..”