The political lynching of Ben Carson

Long before he decided to run for the highest elected office in the country, long before his rise in the polls, long before the attacks on his character, Dr. Benjamin Carson has been an inspiration to me and my family. I’ll never forget the day when my eldest son had to choose someone for Black […]

District voting: Not so ‘common sense’

With November elections coming up, the case for district voting seems fairly clear-cut and virtually a matter of common sense. So much so that proponents often suggest that detractors must be racist who desire to oppress the black vote and maintain a political stronghold. They argue that if you live in a district you should […]

Celebrating work this Labor Day

As we celebrate Labor Day this week, I recall a conversation I had with my mother-in-law, who emigrated from Jamaica several decades ago. I asked her what drew her to America. She explained how she saw Americans working hard and achieving success. She believed that America was the land of opportunity, and that if she […]

Is human life not sacred?

Is human life not sacred?

There we were in the hospital waiting for the doctor to listen to the first heartbeat of the latest addition to our family. After four children, this had become a familiar routine for my husband and me, but somehow this one felt different. I didn’t feel the nausea I felt with the others, and I […]

Making school supplies shopping fun

As our family has grown, shopping — even for school supplies — has become an expensive and more complex proposition. Certainly, setting a specific budget for each child, buying generics when possible, and taking advantage of online couponing sites are things one can do to ease the financial hit. But whoever came up with the […]

Realizations from election meeting

As many may know, there was a called meeting last week of the Fayette County Board of Elections regarding how to proceed with the special elections following the death of Pota Coston, one of our Board of Commissioners. When I heard of the meeting, something immediately stirred within me, for having read what happened at […]

If the foundations be destroyed … Never lose heart

There are moments when you think something is going to happen, but when it does, you’re still not quite ready for it. It hits you like a kick-in the gut — a sharp pain at first, and then a lingering ache. This was what I felt upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage […]

In whom do you trust? Part 2

In my last article I raised the question of whether it was necessary to remove God from public discussion in order to have a free, pluralistic society. My short answer was no, because one can simply look at this country, the United States of America, which was founded on the recognition of a Creator, and […]

In whom do we trust? Part 1

I am continually perplexed by the fact that while many of my friends and I share the same faith, the same commitment to our children, and the same passion for reaching out to those who are hurting, or in need, we often have opposite views politically. Whether it is on issues like education, or transportation, […]

Classes in Obamanomics

Recently, I have noticed that when the President speaks of the economy, the focus is on how the federal government can help and increase the “middle class.” Towards that end, for example, the President advocated legislation such as the “Affordable Health Care Act” (ACA), and free community college tuition. Providing economic relief in the form […]