I live in Orange Park, Fla., the small bedroom community where 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted.
A child’s murder changed how I view my community
It’s time we forge a new reality for black America
We have the power to pass to our children and our children’s children a new reality — that we love one another.
One flu over the cuckoo’s nest
How my trip to the local pharmacy turned scary.
In Qcity stop, Smiley brings message of hope and uplift
The author and commentator also renewed his call for blacks to hold President Obama accountable, a message that brought him withering criticism in the midst of last year’s Democratic primary.
Some clunkers are worth keeping
Our parents knew something that we, in our throw-away age, have forgotten.
In Autumn, nature promises us that there will be other harvests after the coming cold.
My date with a younger man
Imagine my surprise when a 21-year-old hottie called to ask me out.
Life’s simple treasures
Happiness is often found in the mundane things of life.
Our kids and teachers need us
As a new school season begins, let’s resolve to make this year our best one yet.
It all started when I heard a voice coming from my treadmill.
She tried weave
How a bad hair day nearly turned disastrous.
How a yellow tabby named Rover taught a 50-year-old mom that it’s never too late for a life-changing experience.
Michigan may change how teachers are licensed
The state’s 100,000 teachers would be required to prove they are good at what they do before they are allowed into the classroom.
Why the double standard, Charlotte?
The questions raised about DSS head Mary Wilson’s hiring decisions were not raised when other public officials made questionable personnel moves.
Things do change
Forty-four years after a bloody confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the 44th president of the United States is a black man.