Archive for 'Editorial'

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

By Rodney Beard When I was 10 years old my dad bought an album. It was Bill Cosby’s first one, “Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow.” Mom fried fish that night, and our neighbors came [...]

Editorial: Here’s What I Know About Domestic Violence: It Just Ain’t Right, No Way!

Editorial: Here’s What I Know About Domestic Violence: It Just Ain’t Right, No Way!

By Rodney Beard pastorbeard@comcast.net I was raised to be a real man by a man who was a real man…my father. He wasn’t just a real man, but a gentleman as well who put my mother [...]

Editorial: If You Did Not Vote: Get Ready for Some Pain

Editorial: If You Did Not Vote: Get Ready for Some Pain

By Rodney Beard By the time that you read this, the mid-term elections will be over. The most recent polls that have been released give the Republicans a hefty lead and it seems to be apparent [...]

You Better Vote…Or You Asked For It!

You Better Vote…Or You Asked For It!

By Rodney Beard I had never given money to any party until the internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When President Obama ran for the first time, I [...]

Editoral: The True Church Folks Revolution

Editoral: The True Church Folks Revolution

By Rodney Beard I read an article today by “TJ” of Church Folks Revolution, pimppreacher.com which he titled, “Dear Jim Crow I Think We Need You: What Happened to Black Preachers After 1965.” “TJ” is an [...]

Editorial: To Save Our Children Beginning Right Now!

Editorial: To Save Our Children Beginning Right Now!

By Rodney Beard I had an interesting conversation with the Vice President of our National Action Network of Greater Nashville Chapter, Shelby County Commissioner Henri E. Brooks this morning. She is praying about whether or not [...]

Black, White, and Brown Will Make a Great Red, White, and Blue

Black, White, and Brown Will Make a Great Red, White, and Blue

By Rodney Beard When I want chicken wings I go to a spot here in Brentwood. In the years that I have frequented it I can count on one hand how many people of color that [...]

Editoral: Between a Rock and an Even Harder Place

Editoral: Between a Rock and an Even Harder Place

By Rodney Beard I read several blogs and newspapers everyday, typically the ones that more closely share my views, and I have several writers that I like in particular. This morning I read an opinion by [...]

Editorial: Wake Up Everybody!

Editorial: Wake Up Everybody!

By Rodney Beard In 1965, the practice of state disenfranchisement related to the right of all people to vote, especially minorities in the South, took its toll. Voting-rights activists had been brutally murdered by the Ku [...]

Editorial: “Just” The Way It Should Be

Editorial: “Just” The Way It Should Be

By Rodney Beard We are in the midst of the most significant transition that our generation will ever see in this society. It is called typically, “The Browning of America.” I am sure that I don’t [...]

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