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Music That Moves Us

We love music and Black music and as we approach this all- important election, I’ve been thinking about the role it’s played to motivate us…

Lessons Learned

It’s graduation season and time to salute students moving on to another phase of life. Over the years, I can’t even count how many commencement…

A Letter to Roland: Make It Right

I think one of the things that makes the TJMS work is that, like a real family, we bring a variety of personalities, talents and…

Let’s Stand Together

So much has happened in just a little more than three months into 2012. Whitney Houston passed away suddenly. Rush Limbaugh put his fat foot…

Thanks for the Ride, Don Cornelius

From the hundreds of musicians that performed on “Soul Train” to the millions of viewers who tuned in every weekend, Don Cornelius’ vision to give…

I’m Ready. Are You?

As you know, over the Christmas holiday, I had hip replacement surgery. I want to thank my friend Skip Murphy for sitting in, doing an…

They’ve Got It Bad!

The worst kind of brawl you can get into is one with an opponent who has nothing to lose. Think about it. How many times…

A Hip Story

When I was in the seventh grade, I hurt my hip playing unorganized football. Since I was one of the few fat kids in the…

Get Up Offa That Thang

I think we all have something we need to do, and we’re being held off by fear, procrastination, stubbornness – or all of the above.…

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