Long live the spirit of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Sept. 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was called to heaven. Her spirit, however, lives on. Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the rulings of lower courtrooms across America are living proof.

President Obama wrote the following after the legendary Supreme Court justice passed: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored.”

Well, we know how that ended. Fortunately, that has not been the end of the story.

Aside from…


Courage and Civility on display.
Courage and Civility on display.

July 21, 2021

Open Letter to Van Jones

By Roy Betts

Congratulations, Mr. Jones. On the outside looking in, $100 million appears to be a great deal of money. You are a smart man. I believe you know $100 million, at the end of the day, is not that much money. If not properly leveraged and invested, it can disappear into thin air very quickly. Like you never had it.

I am sure you are receiving advice and counsel from everyone on the planet about how you should use the money. From long-lost cousins to college roommates to your colleagues…


Forget New Normal

By Roy Betts

I stopped saying, “New Normal” some time ago. I mean can we honestly say what we considered “normal” was actually “normal.” Is it normal to use the restroom and not wash your hands? Is it normal to break down a healthy immune system that is designed to ward off diseases and viruses by polluting your body with alcohol, drugs (prescribed and unprescribed), nicotine and unhealthy food? …


Has America Gone Mad?

By Roy Betts

Most sensible people would agree that we are facing one of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history. COVID-19 deaths have exceeded the number of total deaths from flu outbreaks or any other infectious disease outbreak in a single year or season since the 1918–19 influenza pandemic. The COVID-19 death toll exceeds the total number of Americans killed in WWI. This pandemic has resulted in more deaths than the combined U.S. deaths from the entire Korean and Vietnam wars.

And there is no end in sight.

We re-opened too soon. We have delayed…

Roy Betts

Howard University Alum, Memphis, TN, native, Father, Loves Life

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