American history, contrary to recent revisionists, is not just about what white people have done to people of color. Certainly much of American history is about that, when we consider the long history of slavery and segregation, lynching and denial of voting rights, and those ugly parts of A…

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My first two steps are to listen and to learn. These lead me to lean on God and love all people.

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Folks, we are less than two weeks away from our election contest for our U.S. Senate Seat. The runoff between former Senator Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach, Tommy Tuberville may be close and will be interesting.

Most every holiday is enjoyable, even though I am generally working on something during those days. The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday and my favorite day of the year, and one day I try to avoid work out of 365.

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Last week, I wrote about how I have been listening. My next step is to learn.

As we end the first half of 2020, there is no doubt that the coronavirus is the story of the year.  The coronavirus saga of 2020 and its devastation of the nation’s and state’s economic well-being may be the story of the decade.

I started my career in journalism as a movie critic. I enjoy watching movies so it was a good fit. The important thing to remember about movies is that they are not real. They may depict historical events, but the events are dramatized. That big spaceship you see isn’t really a spaceship; it…

America can never be the same following the fight against COVID-19 and the expressions of racism and protests. Injustice against anybody at any level must be eliminated! Arriving at that victory is possible – but it must be approached with integrity, love, forgiveness, and respect for others…

Stay safe and stay smart. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is how I’ve ended most of my email correspondence. However, it now strikes me that “stay smart” might also be good advice for my beloved Alabama.

I’m fully aware that even though my son identifies with both races, the majority of our society only sees a 5’11 black teenager. Just the other day he laughed when I said “when you start driving if you’re ever stopped call me immediately and if they are going to arrest you (even if you did n…

For the past few days, I, like many others have been viewing through the lens of the media, the reaction of our country to the deplorable and senseless death of yet another defenseless black person at the hands of a white police officer, a tragic mockery to the truth that Black Lives Matter.…

The happiest day of my life was March 9, 2018 — the day my daughter was born. People who know my wife and me, or who follow either of us on social media, can likely tell that we’re crazy, helicopter parents who think our little Andi Lou is perfect. Because, well, she is.

Once again our Nation and communities have become spaces and places for protests, with the loud and familiar refrains of “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter”! The refrain of “No Justice, No Peace” and the gross depiction of a Black man, a Black life being literally snuffed out under th…

It is time. It is time we start doing what is right and not just for ourselves but for our children, for our neighbors, for our communities, for Alabama, for our future, and for our place in history.

Far too few Americans have considered the proper purposes of government, and far too many have imagined that it should have no limits to its authority. Young people, especially, have come to think of government as harboring inexhaustible wealth which should be poured on every problem, as if …

Voting by mail does not lead to fraud. We know this because voting by absentee ballot is essentially the same thing as voting by mail. And it is so safe that millions of people, including the U.S. military, the current president, most of his family, a good chunk of Alabama legislators and ab…