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400 Years of a mutating enslavement


Published in St. Louis American June 13, 2019

“Historical ignorance.” That was the poignant phrase expressed at the second installment of trilogy held recently at Washington University. Dr. Cornell W. Brooks delivered a powerful address that wove together black and American history, biblical scriptures and contemporary issues. The trilogy commemorates “Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus.” The initiative is being led by Professor Jack Kirkland, a respected faculty member at the Brown School. Read more

You heard it here first


Published in St. Louis American, May 10, 2019

Over the 25 years of writing my column, readers have told me what they learned from my columns. I know that we don’t always have time to read many different viewpoints to come up with our own conclusions, so I work hard to present both information and knowledge. The goal is once readers have either or both, that will be motivation to act. Read more

Protecting our Precious Institutions


Protecting our Precious Institutions  Are we prepared for intensifying racist attacks?

Published in – April 18, 2019


News of the cowardly terrorist attack on the Highland Research and Education Center in New Market, TN hit me like a punch in the gut. A fire completely engulfed the administrative building which housed priceless historic documents and artifacts leaving in its wake unrecognizable charred remains. The racist symbol found at the scene is the same one on the recovered gun used by the white shooter in the New Zealand massacre. Read more