For Black History Month, I decided to share the life and times of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American author and poet in America.
This week, for Black History Month, it is my pleasure to introduce a “Son of Ward 8”: Curtis L. Etherly Jr., director of Government Affairs and International Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.
For Black History Month, I'm delighted to share the story of my grandfather, Floyd Hill.
Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin on Monday sharply criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget cuts, saying the short-sighted reductions come at the expense of the state's middle class.
Let not your heart be troubled because your body is indeed your temple.
We must ascertain who we really are, and we must have faith to become who and what the Lord sent us to earth to develop into.
The dream dies only when we quit.
When you make plans to obtain the goals and objectives God has given you, obstacles are guaranteed to come your way, but just know that quitting is not an option when you expect to win.
Look at life as your textbook and begin to learn from everything that happens.
The focus of this column is to address the use of time and improving in 2015, issues I'm currently addressing in my life.
This Christmas, remember that Jesus is the real reason for the holiday season.
This column is here to suggest that before you go out and spend all of your hard-earned cash for the Christmas holiday, you should consider doing some special holiday cleaning in your life.
My sister texted me from Kinston, North Carolina, the other day. "How do you define D.C. without Marion Barry?" she wanted to know. I have been wondering the same thing.
When we are so busy we cannot hear His voice; we spin our wheels, going back and forth, not accomplishing much. We fail.
Thanksgiving needs a bit of a makeover; maybe we can go back to the good ol' days, when we celebrated the holiday for what it really meant, a day of thanks.
Let's talk about how so many of us are complacent, just watching the tide roll in and out, wasting time.
Thoughts are extremely powerful. You can think yourself into becoming whomever you wish, or you can think yourself into the failure you continue to keenly visualize in your mind's eye.
Black women aren't seen as victims because the courts are not empathetic to the fear black women have for their lives. They're seen as expendable, replaceable, easily forgotten.
I have my philosophy: One should understand the law of impermanence — that all things are unstable and have no essence that's unchanging.
Some of us get out of domestic violence successfully, while others, like a former co-worker of mine, simply snap.
This week, I once again return to a subject that very few people like to discuss: domestic violence.
What a hookup! There will be a trailer preview at the All Nations Baptist Church's annual Women's Day High Tea, Brunch and Awards Program on Oct. 18 at Trinity University. Film producer Shuaib Mitchell plans to bring along some of his stars from the show to help him announce the opening of the film "Nocturnal Agony."
Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn't a "big secret" — instead, it turned out to be the "big story."
To be reliable has always been crucial in the development of new plans for growth. The worst thing in the world is to try to work with someone who you cannot count on. It's impossible.
In my professional speaking career, one of my favorite messages is "The Six Keys to Success." The six keys are reflected in various chapters of my self-published book, "Destiny's Door: Turning Milestones into Stepping Stones." To simplify them for you, I decided to write about each key over the next six weeks.
Mountains are climbed one step at a time.
We must work diligently to bring the educational level of our children in the African-American communities up to a more acceptable level.
Integrity is defined as doing the right thing in a reliable way, a moral compass that doesn't waver, even when nobody is watching.
Execution is critical for accomplishment. If you don't execute the plans you have in place, it won't matter how inspired or meticulously you look for ways to make your plan work.
Helping others can be about giving them a morsel of food, or some money, but it can also be about serving.
Scripture shares ways to build mutual respect in numerous ways.
An alliance of two or more minds working together in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common objective is significant. Success doesn't come about without the cooperation of others.
You know who you are, you like who you are and you will do everything in your power to improve yourself, which results in self-fulfillment.
This week, I'm sharing Les Brown's third principle which says, "Each of us must take responsibility for our actions, our well-being and the attainment of our maximum potential."
Through the ages, great thinkers have debated the nature of men and women. Are we inherently good or evil?
Each of us can achieve far beyond our horizons and in avenues of life we have never explored.
While there's tension on one hand there's introspection and exploration on the other.
Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show.
If the only thing you can do is to talk about your dream, yet you never put any action toward its attainment, it isn’t going to happen!
Do we take the time to think about what we're thinking as a pattern, or do we allow our minds to wander? We must control our thinking!
In every situation, you can at least listen, you never know, there could be something you get out of being open minded.
Scripture reminds us how it's more blessed to give than to receive. And it says that when we serve Him, we will become the lender and not the borrower.
Fear is a stumbling block for millions because with it, you won't accomplish anything.
Most of us are incapable of “going it alone.” Whether it’s in our careers, in our personal relationships, or in life, we all need others if we are to achieve the level of success we desire.
In my humble opinion, without health, you cannot create anything. Health is the ultimate gift because with it, everything else is possible.
You cannot achieve anything if you don't have faith and believe. When you walk around thinking negative thoughts, it causes you to have doubts; you feel down, not lifted up and ready to get the job done at all.
My life changed 30 years ago because of a new book that I read.
In life's storms, we run for cover. This is a time to seek His face in surrendered devotion and prayer by shutting yourself off from others.
One of my favorite authors, Wayne Dyer, made this quote famous: "Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
We are charged to not be afraid. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear opens the door to our enemy.