The current occupant of the Executive Residence in Washington D.C. continues to literally live up to his name.  He continues to get the better of everyone around him, largely because it is the one skill that he has cultivated throughout his life.  He doesn’t make deals.  In order to actually make deals, on a […]

Ask a simple question… Get a non answer and a dismissive insult about my faith.  That was my experience when asking a question yesterday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBCFALC 19) during a session about the black church response to youth suicide and mental health.  The discussion was an interesting blend […]

…the right to be an individual. My blackness is more than slavery. My blackness is a 400 year battle for human rights: The right to family The right to property The right to education The right to citizenship The right to self defense The right to vote The right to housing The right to health […]

When I lived in San Diego between 2014 and 2015, I also had the opportunity to directly experience some of the lives, lifestyles and challenges at the border between Mexico and the United States.  I got to see first-hand, the bustling cities of San Ysidro and Tijuana, I met incredibly dedicated people giving their time […]

Listening to the politicians and advisers orbiting Trump as they enable, justify and excuse his “policies” reminds me of the fact that there is nothing broken or dysfunctional in our government. What we are seeing is the way our government has worked since the beginning. What the white, rich and powerful don’t want to address, […]

Dear Senator Elizabeth Warren, As one of your constituents, I want to publicly and directly call for your help.  Not just as a passionate reformer and advocate but as someone who intimately understands the US Economy and the financial motivation that sits behind most of the deep and polarizing political entrenchment in Washington at this […]

I’ve spent the last few days in quite a bubble of privilege.  I have had the opportunity to move across country (3000+ miles) with an animal, in comfort and ease only being required to do the last 419 miles of actual driving myself; and even that was a sentimental choice based on wanting to see […]