On August 16th, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time celebrated his birthday, and outside of perhaps Los Angeles, there was little fanfare celebrating his life or his place in sports lore. Though we are from a different generation, I did manage to see Kareem play throughout his 10 “Showtime” years in LA […]

** FILE ** Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, in this June 3, 2007, file photo. Winehouse will appeal a fine for marijuana possession, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the western city of Bergen on Oct. 18 and held overnight on charges of illegal drug possession. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)


Many of us know that when someone starts off a sentence with “I don’t mean any disrespect”…the most disrespectful statement is sure to follow. Well I am unsure if it is the equivalent but, “I am in no way being judgmental, but… As a point of disclosure I must state that I have no tattoos […]



Let me give the biggest shout out… Much respect due… to all the ladies and gentlemen who serve as hospice workers. For the uninitiated, hospice care generally involves the palliative care of patients most associated with serious and often terminal illnesses (essentially the focus of providing patients relief from pain as well as mental and […]



By Richard Ray:   For most of my teenage and young adult life I lived in a perpetual state of “I wish a N**** would” The angry Black man who’s very state of being was a Public Enemy soundtrack. My high school yearbook quote was by Melly Mel: “Don’t Push me cause I’m close to […]


Believe Em

“A friend once said, and I found to be true That everyday people, they lie to God too So what makes you think, that they won’t lie to you” Lauryn Hill- “Forgive Them Father”   People really are who they are. No, this is not a paraphrasing of Popeye, but one of those fundamental truisms […]