The worst kind of brawl you can get into is one with an opponent who has nothing to lose. Think about it. Fly Jock

How many times have we mouthed the lyrics to  “We Shall Not Be Moved,”  “Oh Freedom” and “We Shall Overcome” without really thinking about the meaning of the words – let alone actually imagining or recalling what it was like to sing them while in the trenches? Fly Jock

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the Broadway play “Mountain Top” in New York, and loved it. It wasn’t what I expected at all because it depicted a side of Dr. King rarely seen or discussed. Fly Jock

Lifestyle “You teach people how to treat you.” The first time I ever heard this concept was on an “Oprah Winfrey Show” episode some years ago. She followed it up with another truth: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time!”

When I enter a partnership, I don’t take it lightly. Whether it’s love, a spades game or a business deal, some of the basic rules apply.   We have to share at least some of the same passions, have trust and, of course, be committed to working together in good times and bad. Fly Jock

Every time she’s mentioned on a blog, the comments are inevitable.

We’ve all expressed our opinions, vented, aired it out, and in my heart of hearts, no matter how we got to this point, I believe most of us share a common goal – to re-elect President Obama. Fly Jock


They say that if you’re angry with someone, you should write a letter, get all the mean stuff out, and then tear it up or delete it. When you’re a little more calm, you write another letter or confront the person face to face. Fly Jock


I’ve probably attended more graduation ceremonies that I can count in my lifetime. Fly Jock

Thanks to Tom and “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” I have been blessed to travel the world, meet several U.S. presidents, an African president and a king –  and see the best that this world, especially this country, has to offer. Now, the flip side of that is visiting New York City’s Ground Zero one […]


  “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.  If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and make allowing for their doubting, too. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or […]

I’m no doctor, but as a DJ on a show that reaches a mainly African-American audience of more than 8 million nationwide, I can’t ignore the health crisis in this country – and specifically in the black community. When we kicked off “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” 10 years ago, we were […]