Humanity in the modern age, treat celebrities like their predecessors of the old days treated their gods. It seems that human beings have to have something to idolize, look up to, admire, wish to be like or live their lives for.
Celebrities are the new age obsession of modern man, who once built altars and brought offerings to their gods, the modern day devotee (fan) now does the same, purchasing their pictures, videos, music in a frenzied state of wanting to be next to them, if only through a co
How far has the United States of America come from its violent, racist past? What evidence do we have today that minorities, especially black people, have a better chance of being treated equally by a society dominated by wealthy white elites? Why are there still so many deaths and disappearances due to the color of a person’s skin? Many people believe that the United States has moved on from slavery and Jim Crow segregation to an era where one is judged by the content of his/her character and n
"I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think." -Richard Pryor
The Midwest is flat. And it's hard to think in a flat place, where life is two dimensional, where people have width and length and no depth, where when you fly in from the 3-D world you tend to feel a moment of panic above the runway gazing out of the cabin porthole at surrounding fields, roads, and distant horizon beneat
January 28, 2010Raynard JacksonLast night President Obama gave his first State of the Union address to the nation. As I was listening to the president I thought if he could do it, why can’t I? So, below, I will give my first State of the Union address.The state of the union is thriving! Not only do we have the first Black president of the country; this is the first time in our nation’s history that the State of the Union was given by a Black. This is an example of the best of America.But, unfort
October 29, 2009Raynard JacksonAccording to the dictionary, bush-league is a reference to anything that is of an “inferior class or group; marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism.”But, I have a slightly different take on this expression. When I speak of the need for Republicans to return to the “Bush” leagues, I am referring to former president, George Herbert Walker Bush and his team of statesmen, former Secretary of State, James A. Baker, and former Secretary of Commerce, Robert