REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

I'd been seeing these promos for a new IFC show called "Brockmire"  as the 2017 baseball season approached.   It's a story about a one-time, MLB play-by-play announcer named "Jim Brockmire" who lost his gig after airing some of his own dirty laundry about his wife and her infidelities during a live broadcast.  And, his own alcoholism.…Read more REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

I read Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy" over the weekend after seeing the veteran civil rights attorney on a Tavis Smiley re-airing.   The book describes some of the legal maneuvering that lands many folks on death row, irrespective of counsel.  I was absolutely floored by the story of Walter McMillian and other folks who become,…Read more JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

HATS OFF TO MY GIRL CHELSEA IN CHICAGO!

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure to attend the Greater Hudson Valley (NY) Links' Ladies in Hats Luncheon three weeks ago.  It was the first time I'd experienced a room of over 800 Black women with that much influence. I held off on publishing anything on it because the afternoon affair was just before…Read more HATS OFF TO MY GIRL CHELSEA IN CHICAGO!

A PANTHER ALWAYS LIES IN WAIT

Two weeks ago, I read a piece in The Hilltop --- the student voice of Howard University since 1924.  It was written by its Editor-in-Chief, Paul Holston. In it, young Mr. Holston had to make an executive decision:  Stay in D.C. for HU's Homecoming Week and watch the Mighty Bison face one of the nation's top football…Read more A PANTHER ALWAYS LIES IN WAIT