Two Storms headed east

Dillard University head volleyball coach, Yolanda Brown, recently signed two members of Houston’s South Side Storm volleyball club to athletic scholarships. Shelby Stewart of Westside High, and Maelega Lealaimatafuo of Fort Bend Marshall, will head down I10 to join five other Houston area players who are already on the Dillard Bleu Devil squad. Maya is […]

Why Black people tend to shout

Why do black people tend to shout? Now there is a question for the ages. Black people tend to shout in churches, movie theaters, and anywhere else they feel the need to shout. When joy, pain, anger, confusion and frustration, ego and thought, mix it up, the way they do inside black people, the uproar […]

Home at last

One early Friday morning a few months ago, we lost a member an ever present member of our community. The death didn’t make the news and it wasn’t followed by a large funeral. Time has passed, but I still wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the value of another human spirit. I saw the […]

“Keep your fork”

The story has been widely shared on the Internet. It appeared in “A Third Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul” and was authored by Roger William Thomas. It concerns a young woman who had been given only a short time to live, and who instructed her pastor that she would like to be buried […]

dirty red

Grandmother — never ‘nana’ or ‘granny’ until my youngest nieces were born 15 years later and began to wrestle with the moniker we’d been warned not to change — didn’t call me dirty red until I returned from Peace Corps. By then she’d had several mini strokes and the doctors weren’t sure if they, or Alzheimers, were responsible for […]

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