Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
Advice

So many choices . . . So many screens

I’ve said it before – we are spoiled rotten. Reviewing Nielsen’s latest Cross-Platform Report, How We Watch from Screen to Screen, I can’t help but smile and remember the earlier days of “watching television.” (You know, the one screen, the only option we had). […]

Pastor Rasheed Z. Baaith
Advice

Signs of the time

Black people help perpetuate negative stereotypes about themselves. Mary J. Blige’s Burger King chicken commercial is a perfect example. No-body likes fried chicken more than I do but no matter how good it is, it never makes me start singing with eyes closed and chicken held lovingly in my hand after I take a bite. […]

Tyshonna Blades
Advice

Too young too immature too selfish and too stupid

Let’s say that your four year old daughter found a loaded gun in a hotel room that you were staying in and accidently shot herself. Now for all intensive purposes, let’s just assume that you would do exactly what most people operating within the confines of good, moral, reasonable, and common sense would do, and that would be to seek medical attention for your child immediately. […]

William Reed
Advice

The business of politics

The modern political party system in the United States is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. It’s important that Black Americans recognize that neither of these parties have helped us to gain political equity. Supposedly the purpose of political parties is to bring people together who hold similar points of view about government. […]

Lucius Gantt
Advice

Amos and Andy Advertising

Many reporters and columnists have mixed feelings about the advertisement. Some say the ad was “dumbed down” compared to other political ads that attempt to address or explain political issues. Others say it is somewhat corny. […]