It has been a privilege to have the opportunity to share my thoughts with the readers of The Dallas Examiner this past year. I have had the chance to write freely about any topic that has come to mind. For that, I am truly thankful.
I don’t consider myself to be a film critic, nor do I go out and see every movie that comes out. However, this particular film has special significance for me. When the original movie, The Best Man, came out 15 years ago I was in my mid-20, and was just beginning my career in education.
Oftentimes I am asked how did we as a race of people get where we are now.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
There is an independent film that is coming out that I can’t wait to see. The title is American Promise. This film is about two African American boys who go to a suburban private school in New York where they are amongst a small number of boys of color at the school. It follows their journey from kindergarten until they graduate from high school.
had the privilege of presenting a workshop at the Texas NAACP State Conference of Branches this past weekend. The conference was held at the DoubleTree Inn Hotel in Richardson. I was invited by the Texas State Youth Director, Mrs. Ericka Cain.
There was a popular rap group by the name of Outkast, who was very popular during the early ‘90s. They were from the ATL, or I should say Atlanta, and brought the hip-hop market in that area out into the mainstream. Outkast, known by its two members Andre 3000 and Big Boi, would rap about life growing up in Atlanta, and also about issues that were important to mainstream Black America during this time.
I’m not a writer, I just have something to say. There is an election in November and if you plan to vote – which we all should – you better make sure you have your ID with you. This year we have several constitutional amendments on the ballot, and if you live in Dallas ISD School Board District 8 you will be voting to elect a new trustee.
I’m not a writer, I just have something to say. I have been hearing for years now there is a generation gap between those of the civil rights era (the Moses generation) and those of the post-civil rights era (the Joshua generation). That one generation does not understand the struggle, and the other generation thinks the struggle is over. It’s time that we move past this by bridging the generational divide that exists within our community.
I’m not a writer, I just have something to say.