I Used to Like Joy Reid of MSNBC

I Used to Like Joy Reid By Leyland A. King, MS. April 29, 2018 (C) First came the whispered rumors about statements, supposedly on their way to haunt and destroy Ms. Joy Reid and her professional standing. I swooned among shock, disbelief and grief. I remembered Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry and Tamron Hall. I waited for […]

Star Buck$, an Expression, a Piñata and Police

Today it’s Starbucks’ turn for caustic opprobrium. It’s their turn to be piñata of the day, because there were more decent customers than others, in the coffeehouse, and a woman was adroit enough to use the most feared weapon in America -a cellphone. I’m not worried about the two Black men victimized. They are smart […]

Our Worst Enemies Are Here At Home

After twenty years in child protective services. I thought I’d seen it all. Every kind of cruelty perpetrated on young boys and girls, I have investigated. This post is deliberately short, only because I feel compelled to add my voice in protest concerning Alabama Republican Candidate Roy Moore. I do understand that the allegations of […]

The Problem With Truth, Is That It Is Unwanted

Everyone has his version of the truth but seldom share it. Whether it’s the taste, the smell or whatever, the ugly thing can help you lose friends and create bitter enemies. I wonder if it’s because once acknowledged, the truth will not leave until you do or stop doing, a particular wrong. Our criminal justice […]

My Dear U. S Government, Please Stop Trying to Save Me From Myself

By Leyland A. King September 30, 2017 After centuries of arduous work to give me freedom by saving me, I beg of you, please stop. Stop! The fact is, that when there is any rescuing done at all, the beneficiary is only you. For centuries! Heavenly inspired you were, to rescue my body from the […]

When Public Officials Misplace Loyalty, Institutions Collapse

Today, like many Americans, I took the time to witness the Senate Intelligence Committee at work. They did their inquiry as best they could, under the circumstances. By under the circumstances, I mean their determined efforts to get to the truth of various, potentially criminal matters affecting the Trump Administration, only to be stymied by […]