Something is definitely rotten in the state of Michigan. And it's not just the lead-poisoned water coming from the corroded pipes undergirding Flint's public water system. The rottenness goes to the very core of an attitude of managerial expediency unfettered by moral leadership.
American CurrentSee Monthly Magazine
American CurrentSee is a journal dedicated to transcending the tired old rhetoric about race, politics and civil rights and empowering readers to liberate themselves from a culture of government dependency and monolithic political allegiances. American CurrentSee is the brainchild of Dr. Ben Carson and is published monthly in a digital format by The Washington Times.
During my childhood my father had a phrase that meant "get busy and get it done!" That phrase was "Get the lead out!" In the light of the recent catastrophe in Flint, Michigan, the analogy is pertinent on many levels.
My favorite pair of boots is so worn that one of the soles has started falling off. I plan to replace them soon and my options are plentiful, thanks to Jan Matzeliger.
The graphic pictures of the Jordanian pilot being burned alive by Islamic State militants were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This coupled with beheadings and crucifixions gives us a better understanding of the evil we along with the rest of the world are facing.
In September of 2015, New York Times writer Eduardo Porter published an article on the education gap. Mr. Porter took time to acknowledge the achievements made since the 1970s in reducing the significant variance in test scores in black children, specifically due to the civil rights movement, school desegregation and the war on poverty.
Unaccommodating. Militant. Radical. Yes -- I am all the things they say I am -- I am a black woman. I engage in a revolutionary act on a daily basis -- I choose to love myself. I embrace the kink of my hair, the hue of my skin, the dialect of my community and the legacy of my ancestors despite the current and historical efforts that work to normalize everything that I am not. I am the "other" in the current world order.
As a family physician, I have the privilege of treating many individuals, including those with military experience. This is the second installment of my VA mistreatment and stonewalling veterans series.
Ok, what's the word ... "Tantrum?" Or words, "spoiled brat?" Or phrase, "Wealthy man who is used to getting his way all the time, no matter what it is, who it hurts or if he is right or wrong?"
Al Gore referred to a presidential campaign as a job interview. Over the course of two years a candidate will try to convince the nation that his or her personal resume and personality makes him or her the best person to lead the country. Every president since George Washington has had a background in either government or the military (though we haven't had a military president since Dwight D. Eisenhower).
The idea for "Embracing Self-Love" came to me in May of 2015. I had just graduated from my master's program at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a chapter in my life was closing, I chose to reflect on my experience at the state's flagship institution
Let me begin by saying thank you to the Washington Times and American CurrentSee for an opportunity to share my views on Black History Month and pass a few thoughts onto readers. The question posed though is a massive one: "What does Black History Month mean moving forward?"
Imagine being a student with dreams that could stretch to the moon and back. Yet you find yourself stuck in an environment that isn't giving you the necessary resources to reach that goal.
As I watched Sarah Palin give her speech endorsing Donald Trump, knowing she is going to get pushback from conservative leaders, I couldn't help but think of an experience in college.
A snowy day finds me finally writing about our upcoming presidential election. Seeing the debates for both parties (which I find painful to watch), I realized that I haven't heard much that is new or that excites me. In fact, I'm not sure that much of what I've heard was intended for me. Yes me, a black American man. What issues and solutions were there that spoke specifically to me and the community of which I am a part?
Do you know what can happen when you don't quit? This month is Black History Month. We will celebrate many trailblazers that have come before us, and created the very situations we now enjoy. Their stories and contributions span a huge range, yet one thing remains the same: They did not quit.
In 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow published a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, he explains the hierarchy of needs, which he proposes are stages of growth required by humans to obtain a self-actualized state, which is the achievement of an individual's highest potential.
My name is Landria Buckley and I am a 2016 Olympic Hopeful for the USA Track and Field Team in the 400 hurdle event group. I was born in Michigan and most of my life lived in a small town called Romulus, right outside of Detroit.
Graduating from a prestigious university has always been a part of my plan. In fact, the idea of not pursuing higher education never crossed my mind. Both of my parents graduated from Tuskegee University, developing successful careers in veterinary medicine and physical therapy over the past 25 years.
Two decades ago, I admitted a patient to the intensive care unit for a heart attack. His children were grown, and he looked forward to retirement and purchasing an RV to relax and travel the country with his wife.
In two months, America will be celebrating National Poetry Month for the 20th time. Whereas the African-American literary presence within the larger national literary scene is concerned, much has changed since 1996.
From The Vault
It has been said time and again, but it bears repeating: About the only thing that restrictive gun laws have done in our country is prevent the good guys from defending themselves when bad guys attack. This maxim applies directly to the San Bernardino, California, situation, an immense tragedy in which fourteen innocent people were gunned down by a married couple with Islamic extremist allegiances.
As a physician, I have the privilege of knowing and helping thousands of individuals. One patient in particular stands out as a victim of government's malignant ineptitude. He is an affable, hardworking 71-year-old male, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War. There was no Veterans Day parade for him but scorn and disdain, given the anti-war sentiment at the time.
All children should be able to attain success academically regardless of their neighborhood or circumstances in their community. Undoubtedly, all students gain an advantage from extra activities and and non-academic experiences, but children who live in poor urban areas are especially likely to benefit from these types of programs
The recent shootings that took place at Umpqua Community College, Northern Arizona University, and Texas Southern University were tragic, and we pray for the victims and their devastated families who have been hurting so badly.
On the first anniversary last week of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri took to the street with the urgent message that "black lives matter."
The Black Lives Matter movement has recently become a household expression; an issue in itself that many debate and devalue mainly because they need to be debriefed. We hear the hostility in retorts from people refusing to face the facts as they respond with, "All lives matter." Or better yet, they will try to redirect the message by asking, "What about black on black crime?"
About four months has passed since the dramatic wave of civil unrest that flooded the streets of Baltimore and minds across the nation following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody.
It all started with a tweet. Monica Foy, a student at Sam Houston State University decided to tell the world how she felt.
Opponents of various state-sponsored religious freedom laws have been braying as loudly as the law permits in hopes of convincing the American public that the laws will be used to discriminate against gay people ...
It's already been established that the health insurance plans of 158 million Americans are in jeopardy because of a feature in the Affordable Care Act called the Cadillac tax.
I believe that the Internet is one of man's crowning achievements, but there can be obvious and not-so-obvious dangers.
On April 4, 2015 an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer.
Shortly before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. initiated his "Poor People's Campaign."
A detailed look at the provisions in H.R. 2 reveals a convoluted, top-down system with much of the White House's radical plan to change how doctors get paid woven into every page.
In the 1950s, a group of psychologists began promulgating ideas related to the pursuit of happiness and flourishing.