“Stressed.” That’s what my lawn fertilizer company technician said when he looked at the yellow-brownish grass in my front yard a few weeks ago. Concerned and worried that my once […]
Preserved by Purpose: Celebrating Aunts (and Uncles)
For the past three weeks, I’ve focused on the African American Aunt including why she is important to the family. In this week’s column, I want to explore more how […]
Preserved by Purpose: Who You Calling Auntie?
Oprah. Ava. Gayle. These are some of the most influential African American women in media and entertainment who have one thing in common: They don’t want to be called auntie. […]
Preserved by Purpose: Words of a Spiritual Warrior – Ten Years Later
It’s been 10 years since the sudden death of pastor Rev. Dr. Jerome McNeil Jr of Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME church in Dallas. During those 10 years, it’s […]
Preserved by Purpose: Is Your Perception My Reality?
The media frenzy that surrounded the offensive comments that led to the firing of radio broadcasting icon Don Imus in 2007 brought many questions that have lingered unanswered for years […]
Preserved by Purpose: God’s Periods and Question Marks
By Shewanda Riley “Never put a question mark where God has put a period.” Years ago when I worked at a gospel radio station in San Antonio, we played a […]
Preserved by Purpose: Shock Treatment
By Shewanda Riley Over 35 years ago, my father died and became one of walking dead. What I mean by this is that he died but was brought back to […]