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Message to Michael Steelenew

Dear Michael Steele: You blew it. You caved, crumbled, buckled, tucked tail and ate crow.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  03-27-2009  |  Commentary

Moving On to New Thingsnew

I hate moving! If I had to make a list of my least desirable things to do, moving would be just above being held hostage in a Cambodian prison camp and getting a prostate exam from a blind doctor.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  12-29-2008  |  Commentary

One-Way Metro Streetnew

I often find myself asking, "What does the term 'metro Jackson' really mean?"
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  12-01-2008  |  Commentary

The Media Fix Is Innew

As I’ve been penning my column and watching this city’s growth, I’ve thought more often about the real responsibility of the fourth estate. Why does it exist? What are we, the public, supposed to get from media?
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  08-29-2008  |  Commentary

Recalling Mr. Franklinnew

I have often wondered why God has blessed me to see other parts of the world, why I’ve been able to perform in front of tens of thousands of dedicated hip-hop fans in Prague or Accra only to return to mountains of bills and personal problems.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  08-04-2008  |  Commentary

Hogan Doesn't Know Bestnew

Hulk Hogan and his family are the celebrities who think they're better than us, who think they are above the law and consequences facing normal people. We fans saw your true arrogance through conversations that you knew would be taped. You're only now getting what you deserve.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  07-03-2008  |  Commentary

Stop Bragging, Americanew

America is arrogant. But before you right-wingnuts paint me with the "anti-American" brush, observe a more practical scenario.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  05-08-2008  |  Commentary

Prom Nightnew

Morgan Freeman and film crews were met with opposition when he decided to fund and document Charleston High School's first integrated prom. The idea of separate proms in this day and age is ridiculous. In fact, as a proud Mississippian, it's embarrassing.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  05-07-2008  |  Commentary

It's 2008 ... Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?new

Better yet, do you know what they're plotting behind those closed bedroom doors, between cell phone texts and emails on MySpace or Facebook?
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  04-21-2008  |  Commentary

Let the Chickens Roostnew

Now is a good a time as any to exorcise the prejudices on both sides. The question is: Who will have the grapefruits to do it first?
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  03-28-2008  |  Race & Class

Rising Above the Mucknew

Barak Obama has the gall to be positive and rise above the muck of negative campaigning. He speaks to the politics of unity.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  03-17-2008  |  Commentary

Grammy Rehabnew

We find it hard to put our own selfish desire to be entertained over someone's personal well-being. In a sense we all need to go to rehab.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  02-14-2008  |  Commentary

Et Tu, Bill?new

Dear Bill Clinton, I didn’t go so far as a lot of folks did in declaring you the county’s first “black” president, but you were damn close. That’s why I’m hurt that you have become so vicious, so “un-sportsmanlike” in your demeanor in recent days. You appear rattled. Why the venom?
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  02-04-2008  |  Commentary

Not So Sweet Sixteennew

I have seen one of the reasons kids today have a skewed view of things. I've looked it right in its eyes, and I now know the enemy: the MTV series My Super Sweet Sixteen.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  01-17-2008  |  Commentary

Blame It On Hip-Hop ... Againnew

It's embarrassingly easy to blame hip-hop or a "street" mentality for today's "urban holocaust." But do you really think these events are happening because black kids are listening to Soulja Boy? Hell no! It's simple: M-O-N-E-Y and the lack of it.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kamikaze  |  12-13-2007  |  Commentary

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