How to make billions!

By Nancy Black Eureka! I did it! I figured out how to make billions of dollars with one single swipe. You wanna know the secret? You charge a fee for doing nothing. Remember how the classic TV show “Seinfeld” was about “nothing”? Same goes for this fee. It’s for nothing. But, if you charge every […]

New beginnings

By Nancy Black “Dogwood trees mean Easter, to me,” I said to a friend the other day. She looked at me like a dog hearing a strange sound — you know, with her head kind of cocked to the side. I explained that, when I was a little girl running through the piney woods of […]

Baa, Baa, black sheep

By Nancy Black Where was the huge, 30-point headline? Why didn’t anyone stop the presses? How come nobody is talking about this? Scientists announced last week they had successfully created a human-animal hybrid and the general public didn’t even blink an eye. Am I the only one who thinks it is amazing (and kind of […]

We can!

We can!

“Someone says you can’t. And I say, ‘Oh, really?!’” That is one of my favorite quotes from a former client, Quincy Jones, during my limo driving days in Hollywood. Right about the time he said it, he was producing and orchestrating a song. It wasn’t just any song. It was called “We are the World.” […]

Storage Wars!

Storage Wars!

By Nancy Black When I die, there will be no wars over sentimental memories in my house. I know this for a fact. Both my children have informed me that they have no desire to go through storage units full of boxes after I am gone. This harsh, but true, fact in my life came […]

Brilliant ladies steal the show from ‘Black Panther’

Brilliant ladies steal the show from ‘Black Panther’

By Chic DiCiccio There is no doubt that the cultural significance of “Black Panther,” the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is at a higher level than the 17 before it. This Marvel’s first with a predominantly black cast and creative team while focusing on a character that is potentially the most popular black […]

Putting the HER in Hero!

Putting the HER in Hero!

By Nancy Black I read it somewhere. I don’t know where. The words just flashed by my eyes. But those five words stuck out in my mind — “put the HER in hero.” I like that phrase. I never really enjoyed calling an inspirational female my “heroine;” it made it sound like she was my […]

E.T., phone Earth!

By Nancy Black I think it’s time for a little alien shake up here on Earth. We humans are all way too set in our ways. We go about our day-to-day lives expecting everything to be status quo. Sure, as people, we hit bumps along the way, but we are a resilient species. We bounce […]

A tribute to my siblings

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson There is no escaping the pain that comes with the passing of a sibling. My sister, Sallye Moore, and I have experienced the pain that death brings on two occasions during the past three months. Our younger sister, Lee Helen Johnson Willis, passed in November of 2017. Our only brother, […]

The State of the Lake

By Nancy Black “A persuasive speech is a specific type of speech in which the speaker has a goal of convincing the audience to accept his or her point of view. The speech is arranged in such a way as to hopefully cause the audience to accept all or part of the expressed view.” — […]