We’re not supposed to mention race…but I’m gonna

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama at Democratic primary debates in Philadelphia during October 2007   When evaluating someone as a person, or professionally, or for a position, their race should not matter, right? Almost everyone would agree with this statement. Not all people, but most everyone, no matter their background. Certainly this would be most folk’s … Continue reading We’re not supposed to mention race…but I’m gonna

Black males are killing us

  Here in Philadelphia, PA, the murder capital of the United States of America, it was just announced that 54-year old police veteran Charles Cassidy died from wounds inflicted on Halloween morning. Officer Cassidy walked in on a robbery in progress at a Dunkin Donuts in his patrol area, and the robber shot him in … Continue reading Black males are killing us

The brothers and sisters are running this city

            "Let me tell you: The brothers and sisters are running this city! Oh yes, running it! Don't let nobody fool you; we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge!"  These words were spoken by Philadelphia mayor John Street in 2002.  Can you imagine … Continue reading The brothers and sisters are running this city