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Welcome to the 20-1-3

It’s 2013, and even though it’s been thrown in our faces for the last three weeks, one of us will still write 1-3-12 on a…

A Time For Mourning…and Action!

Blessed are the mourners; for they shall be comforted. When I tried to process how and why such horrible tragedies like the Connecticut shooting could…

This is Our Moment – Again

This is our moment, not  just because we won, but the way we won. There’s a lesson in last night’s victory for all of us.…

Quotes for Education

So, what should determine whether a person remains in college or not? Grades? Of course. Conduct? I’m with that. Money? Well that’s a tricky one.…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Barely a week goes by without me getting a request to do an interview with mainstream media about something regarding President Barack Obama. It began…

Church!

I’m just a DJ, but I’m warning you that I’m about to preach to my church-going Christians: the ones who are considering NOT going to…

Unconditional Voting

During a speech the President made following the Republican National Convention, he mentioned something negative Mitt Romney had said and the crowd, in support of…

Movin’ on Up

Yesterday, we lost a great entertainer: Sherman Hemsley. Although he went on to play other successful TV roles, his most famous and beloved is that…

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…

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