Systemic Barriers or Personal Responsibility?

March 18, 2014

By Edward Chisolm With the recent pledge by our President to help raise money for “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to assist black and Hispanic males, and the comments made by the Republic Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan, who talked about a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in…

A beacon of light for our youth…

August 15, 2013

by Edward Chisolm For 25 years now, the Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority (YFA) has tried its best to be a beacon of light for thousands of children and families in this community.  We still believe in our vision that "Every child will grow up healthy and secure to become a…

Successful Mentoring Out of the Public’s View

August 9, 2013

by Edward Chisolm I am in full support of ensuring that we have enough male mentors to do as stated in the 8/1 editorial “Save the Males.”  But what I am disturbed about is the notion that there are no Black men pulling their weight in this community.  Just because…

The Black Family- Why We Still Can’t Wait!

May 16, 2013

By Edward Chisolm In his book “Why We Can’t Wait,” the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. discussed the “Negro Revolution” of 1963.  Some 100 years after the emancipation proclamation, the Negro in America was still not free; not to mention devoid of racial and social equality. In the book, King…

Role Play

May 16, 2013

By Edward Chisolm   “And He Himself gave some to be apostles.  Some prophets, some evangelists and some pastors and teachers.” (Ephesians 4:11-12) Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something!  Jesus once said that “ye will always have the poor with you.”  I feel the same way about…

Black Men According to the Order of Melchizedek

January 14, 2013

By Edward Chisolm It is that time again, Black men. You knew it was coming.  It’s that time that we, as Black men, have to look into the mirror and ask those soul searching, heart wrenching, and life affirmation questions:  Who Am I?  What do I value most?  And, what…

2Black Discipline: Belts, Backhands & Extension Cords!

June 12, 2012

By Edward Chisolm Violence- Physical force employed so as to violate, damage or abuse. Corporal Punishment- Use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain but not injury, for the purpose of correction or control of a child’s behavior. “Boy, I will beat the black…

Black Churches Declaring a Moratorium on Black Teen Pregnancy, Part 1

March 2, 2012

By Edward Chisolm First of all, Happy New Year to all y’all! Secondly, it’s just a blessing to be 6 feet above ground to enjoy this new day with new mercies from God. So, let’s get down to business in this New Year. I would like to pick up on…