Omowale Lithuli-Allen

Parting the Waters: Mindset for 2020 and Beyond

Over 150 years ago, Black people left slavery landless and penniless. Our families were fragile, but our compass pointed true north. We had a vision to control our destinies and chart a course of moving from plan to planet.

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Reversal of Fortune: What happens when things are not decent and in order…

When things are not decent and in order the fun is in bold capitals- dysFUNctional. Family dynamics act like rivers flowing uphill. When parents yield to overbearing children because they feel guilty about saying NO, chaos and destruction take their place on the stage. In high school English literature, Shakespeare through the drama Julius Caesar

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We MUST Step Up, McDonald’s MUST Step Up!

The American community is going to have to air some more dirty linen and do a lot of explaining to posterity. All indicators continue to support that violence, particularly senseless gun violence is endemic to America. The random and senseless nature of gun violence tells us that bullets have no name. Businessman and community leader

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House of Usher

I remember in High School literature class reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, famous mystery writer. We rhymed with Annabelle Lee and ad nauseum repeated the Raven. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to his fiction, short story The House of Usher. Poe tells of his narrator visiting an old buddy at his

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Fourth Democratic Debate

In presidential elections, the home of the fourth Democratic Presidential debate, the state of Ohio is known as a kingmaker. Candidates were quick to point out that Ohio and the Midwest has lost jobs while the President has been in office. Nevertheless, Ohio is pivotal. For the first time, billionaire Tom Steyer was on stage,

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SANKOFA

Never has a race of people come so far in so short of a time. In the early 1900’s, Sun Yat Sen, the father of Chinese nationalism predicted that enslaved Africans would be annihilated and destroyed in the same ruthless fashion of the native Americans. He threw in the towel for Black people because he

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Roadmap to Freedom and a Culture of Achievement

When the great Civil War began in America, April 12, 1961, there were about nine-million people in the South. Four -million of the people were Black-people of African descendant. Fully half of these were Black men. Prior to the Civil War, the United States Supreme Court had ruled in the Dred Scott Decision that no

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The Democratic Debate at TSU Barely Hit the Target…

Parting the Waters By Omowale Lithuli-Allen HOUSTON – TSU Alumni and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan ignited the debate via a Video hook-up that focused on unleashing the power of millennials and HBCU’s to improve well-being of people of color and the nation. In the absence of babies to kiss, Strahan’s comments set the

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