Elvin Dowling appears in the following:
Friday, February 18, 2011
This weekend, actor Martin Lawrence will reprise his role as FBI Agent Malcolm Turner, a law enforcement crusader who goes undercover as an ever-present figure familiar to most in urban communities, “Big Momma." It got me to thinking about what would happen if someone like Big Momma tossed her big red church hat in the proverbial political ring and ran for elected office.
Friday, February 11, 2011
“You've go to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em... Know when to walk away and know when to run...” — Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler”
With the recent spate of voluntary retirements announced by departing members of Congress, one can't help but wonder what's going on in Washington these days — and whether or not those who are making an exodus are hearing replays of the gambler's message as they sing their own swan songs.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
As I sat in stunned silence watching President Obama's State of the Union address, I couldn't help but think back to the classic 1968 James Brown hit that seemed quite appropriate for the occasion. “You're like a dull knife—just ain't cutting. You're just talking loud—and saying nothing.”
Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Throughout the course of his all too brief life, Dr. Martin Luther King used the power of the spoken word to deliver both messages of warning and redemption for a nation that had not lived up to the true meaning of its creed. Now, as we fast forward nearly fifty years after he delivered his most famous speech on the national mall in Washington, America has its first president of color in Barack Obama.
But I firmly believe that King, operating under the guise of the universal Negro principle, “All my skin folk ain’t my kin folk," would not shy away from criticizing Obama where he found both our nation and our leader lacking.