Essay Topics

Family
• O.G.’s (Original Gangsters) – Our Moms
• Our Big ‘Brudda’
• Sometimes, You Just Gotta Smile (Or Laugh)…
• My Favorite Sister
• “Now, Kenneth, I’m Your Mother…”
• “King” . . . One Healthy Canine!!!

‘My Peeps’
• Bologna Sandwiches
• Our Gratitude: My Response
• Farewell Letter & Parting Words
• My Dream Team
• Scott, Goodie & Arnold: Westinghouse’s Best!!!
• The Company You Keep

Politics
• The Trump Phenomenon & Legacy: The GOP, White Privilege, Hypocrisy & Racism
• A Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing: ‘Never Trump’ Republicans in 2020
• Why Iowa & New Hampshire???
• Shakin’ My Head… Again & Again

Media
• “Green Book” Movie – Accurately Telling Our Stories???
• Media’s Hatin’ On Black Love

Race
• My Life Without White People
• I Coulda Easily Been A White Boy
• ‘Mayor Pete’ – Another Clear Case Of White Privilege
• (They’re Getting) Our Best And Our Brightest… Oh No!!!

Culture
• Black Women & White Women – An Unlikely Coalition
• The Deepening Intellectual Abyss During These Uncertain Times
• Stay-At-Home Moms… At What Price???
• Love & Romance in 2019: The Game Has Changed, The Rules Are Different
• Keeping Up With The Joneses
• Blue-Collar vs. White-Collar – My First Exposure (College Summers)
• The Lost Generation
• Trappings Of Success – “What’s My Motivation?”

Parents & Children
• Doting Parents & Generation Z
• Millennials Still Living At Home… Man (Woman) Up & Move Out!!!
• Waste Food… Are You Serious???
• “My Mom (Dad) Is My Best Friend” – I Don’t Think So!!!
• Turning 18 – Transitioning To Adulthood (A Message To Our Young Folks)

Unapologetically Black!!! (Or “Keepin’ It 100!”)
• And You Wonder Why Your Daughter Can’t Find A Man
• Pale In Comparison – “Black Don’t Crack” (Standard of Beauty Revisited)
• “Brother, Don’t Be Surprised If…”
• “Light Skin-Did”-ness
• A Dad’s Talk With His Son: 2019
• Baby’s Mamas/Daddies & Dating
• What’s In A Name??? If You Only Knew
• How Stella’s Mom Got Her Groove Back” – Homage To ‘Mature’ Black Women
• Black Hair – Misguided Grievance

Education
• In The Church Basement
• A Year In The Life Of A High School Substitute Math Teacher In The County

Religion
• Religion & Mega-Churches

Sports
• Sports & The De-feminization of Women Athletes

Jazz
• West Coast Jazz Party
• Straight, No Chaser: No Giant Steps When It Comes To Gigs & Opportunities

Bonus!
• Labor Day Remembrance
• The Lost Six Months of 2020: March 15th – September 15th
• Sports Fans (Fanatics) – Great For Business
• Openly Gay White Males – Underrepresented vs. Discriminated Against
• 40 Years: Where Has The Time Gone??? – A Retrospective
• Unsolicited Advice To The Class of 2021 “Black Girls”
• Diary: A Day At The Cook-Cobb Home
• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Filing: Complaint Of Discrimination
• When You Know It’s Time To Go . . . Retirement!!!
• Summer of ’79 . . . Earn, Baby, Earn!!!

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