Who Asked Me?

COVID-19: Stay Woke America

By Beverly Gadson-Birch While millions of Americans are being held captive in their homes by Covid-19, the Coronavirus, people are discovering new ways of socializing and working from home. Families are taking advantage of the downtime to bond and discover things about each other that were lost prior to the arrival of Covid-19.  With the…

Read More

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Life Changing And Challenging

  By Beverly Gadson-Birch Good morning Charleston! Are y’all practicing safe health? When something terrible happened in black communities or the nation, older folk would say, “it’s praying time”. What time is it? Yep, “it’s praying time”. While I am very much concerned about the virus outbreak, I am not panicking. On a recent visit…

Read More

CORONAVIRUS: Serious Health Threat

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the talk of the nation and becoming the most feared and complex virus since the HIV epidemic in the late 70’s and 80’s. Hypotheses center around the source of the virus. Where did it begin and how did it start? Since China seems to have been the birthplace, perhaps that…

Read More

Black History – Great Is Who We Are!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch As we wind down Black History Month, let’s not wind down Black History. Black History Month is a ruse to observe or teach in one month what the schools should be teaching all year. Be careful of what you read and how you interpret what you read. Most of what appears in…

Read More

Single Member District Is No Cure All

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Temperatures boiled over at Monday night’s heated meeting on single member District. Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollingshead, an organizer of the meeting and vocal advocate for equity, said the meeting was called to receive input on a recent move by Charleston County Legislation Delegation to slow Superintendent Postlewait and the…

Read More

Black Youths: Get a Grip

By Beverly Gadson-Birch It’s Black History Month! We are losing too many young people to gun violence. So, I am on my soapbox this week trying to reach out to our young people. Last week, sixteen-year-old Jaquarie Perry, a student at Summerville High School and on the track team, was gunned down while on his…

Read More

WRONG!! New Aviation Authority CEO, Elliott Summey

By Beverly Gadson-Birch As we celebrate Black History this month, generally my focus is on black achievements and the forward path of blacks in America. Blacks spend billions of dollars in America and is underrepresented in every aspect when it comes to building wealth. It would be remiss of me if I did not address…

Read More

The Suddenness of a Sad Tragedy

By Hakim Abdul-Ali By now, you and the rest of the world has heard of the deaths of professional basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, this past Sunday. Like an unexpected bolt of unspeakable informational lightning, this tragically…

Read More

Why Blacks Can’t Get Over Slavery!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The more things change in America, the more they remain the same. This article is in response to some of our white privileged folk who can’t understand why black folk just can’t get over slavery. Let me share some remarks that I constantly hear from white folk. “Slavery occurred some 400 years…

Read More