Last Thursday Russ Leach, Riverside Chief of Police, announced the promotion of Jim Cannon to the rank of captain. This is only the second time in the city's history that an African American has reached the rank of captain.
There is a scripture in the Bible where Jesus and his disciples are having a conversation and Jesus asks the question, who do the people say I am? The discussion finally gets around to Jesus asking, well who do you say I am? Of course Peter responds with the correct answer.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that race can be considered as part of admissions consideration for students. The court only confirmed the practice which has been in use ever since colleges and universities have been in existence; even before African Americans could legally apply to these institutions. Five of the justices ruled in favor of Affirmative Action knowing that this will protect the other discriminatory practices that guarantees people like George W. Bush access to Yale and other elite institutions, as legacy admits.
The missing Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East brings to mind one of the songs I learned when I was in elementary school back in Jones County, North Carolina.
The role of husband and father is a special role and once you become either your responsibilities are clear. Fathers are required to love their wives as Christ loved the church. That is a tough order because he gave his life for the continuation of the church.