Submitted by Omekongo on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 08:10
Video on CNN.com: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-789911
In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage.
Submitted by Omekongo on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 08:41
While I understand that some are tired of the Trayvon Martin story, many of us can't be tired because we ARE Trayvon too. These situations happen too often to innocent and unarmed black males. If some of the roles were reversed however, there would still be a segment of America that would be tired of the coverage. We have to get beyond our differences and look at our common humanity. I hope in the long run that the Trayvon Martin case will help us do that.
Submitted by Naomi N. on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 11:15
Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love karaoke. I mean, I have always really liked karaoke - probably more than most people like just about any other hobby out there.
Have you ever decided on whether or not to buy a house based on how close it is (or isn't) to a golf club? Well, I have actually refused to buy a house based solely on whether or not there was a karaoke bar within driving distance.
Okay, you caught me... a karaoke bar and a Starbucks. But my point stands the same.
I love karaoke.
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 10:30
Tray Chaney stopped by the set of "Real Talk" to debut his new video on fatherhood and talk about his new fatherhood campaign! Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/35077609.
Please spread the word!
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 08:36
They may not be personally but recent comments about Palestinians & gays in the military by Gingrich and Perry respectively should have voters concerned.
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 08:34
The triple homicide and eventual suicide in Cambridge, my place of birth, really is hitting hard for me. What makes the situation even more tragic for me is that I actually knew the killer.
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 08:31
This elementary school choir from Boston called "Voices of Renaissance" sang at the White House holiday party on Wednesday. On Thursday they sang Christmas carols and gospel songs at a church in Maryland. Check out the practice and then how they wowed the crowd in these videos. Don't watch if you don't want to feel good! Oh yeah, My sister is the one who leads them in the rehearsal dance and my nephew is the young man with the glasses in the men's performance of "Invictus."
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 08:29
The case of the 9-year old student in North Carolina being suspended because he said his teacher was cute is just another example of how we in America seek to do anything in the name of "zero tolerance" to get our children out of the class room as opposed to actually teach them.
Submitted by Omekongo on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 08:27
After traveling the globe and being asked to write about issues highlighting water rights and access across the globe, I wrote the poem below...
By the time you read this, 17 children worldwide will have lost their lives
Because 8 children die a minute in pursuit of potable water in order to survive
Partner that with the loss of husbands and wives
And you may end up cursing your eyes
Because you know these preventable mortalities will rise
Since water is now being privatized
Submitted by Omekongo on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 10:53
Outside of the fact that they are both women and are both prone to many gaffes, it does not make sense to keep comparing these two women. For example, Michelle Bachmann seems to have no problems talking about issues of race, whether she’s completely on or off. Most republicans including Palin will just invoke Dr. King’s dream in talking about race. Bachman makes comments like “President Obama failed black America.” That’s bold, especially for a party that has little black support.