LET’S DO BETTER Absence of proper resources in underserved neighborhoods has been at the forefront of discussion since the 1960s riots. During that era, businesses began moving out of center-cities across America. Riots, however, were not the only reason entrepreneurs abandoned center-cities. Other explanations for the desertions were, “high crime and poor sales.” However, a […]
Author Archive: Brenda Robinson
Brenda Robinson is an NNPA Emory O. Jackson award-winning columnist for Frost Illustrated.
LET’S DO BETTER Most of us are thankful. Most of us grew up believing Thanksgiving was a time to show gratitude for whatever we had. As time passed, we became somewhat more aware of the historical inaccuracy of Thanksgiving (for example, discovering America’s theft from Native Americans), but the tradition remained. This celebration is now […]
Criticism of the reality television show, Preachers of L.A., has caused reasonable people to question the logic of some high profile preachers. Perhaps, there is some truth to the cliché: “Some were called and some just went.”
The celebration marking the 20th year of operation for the Euell A. Wilson Center was an ordinary event. However, what does not fall into the ordinary category was the woman; a legend; who founded the center, why it was established, and her deceased son who inspired the action.
LET’S DO BETTER Despite this community’s efforts to eradicate or at the least diminish the killing of young black males, the senseless violence continues. And, making the violence more heartbreaking, young black males are killing and maiming each other. In addition, to some degree, parents, relatives, friends, mentors and community individuals, groups, and institutions have […]
Of all the things President Barack Obama did wrong, he sho’ ’nuf’ got it right with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). His critics make us wonder how some congressmen and citizens even have the smarts “to get out of bed in the morning.”
We must place the drug problem high on the list of a “wrong approach” to an issue that so many people are aware of what the “right approach” should be. This is an urgent issue because it has destroyed several generations and it is on the path of destroying future ones.