Father Can You Hear Me? (Fiction)

“Death will come, always out of season.” –Native American Proverb It was the second day of autumn, September 22nd, 2016 a strangely beautiful morning. Atop his 2017 Mercedes-Maybach there lay what appeared what looked like a hand sized ball of ruffled silk flowers. Upon further inspection he wondered how the black, purple and blue bird…

Criminals In a Barbershop (Fiction)

FICTION Please note: Explicit language is used in the telling of this story. Some language maybe objectionable to some readers. The action takes place in a barbershop in the city of Baltimore. This is a payout meeting for a heist crew that just made a big score. T.J.: “Guys, everybody! ATTENTION! EVERYBODY QUIET! Hey Memphis,…

FOUR BLACK GIRLS REMEMBERED

“These were honored in their generations, and were the glory of the times.” –Ecclesiaticus September 15, 1963 was a most sad day in American history for all of Black America and even a few good folk of White America. It was an even more somber day for the parents of four young black girls worshiping…

Civil Rights of Black Americans Still Ignored

“Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the Prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” Acts 8:30-31 Several weeks ago I began research for an article I’m writing on the four black girls killed at the 16 Street Baptist Church…