I was born in Roanoke, VA on October 16, 1968. After a brief stint in the state of Washington, my family settled in the Washington, DC area where I grew up. I graduated from Friendly Senior High School in 1986. I attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC as a geography major. Looking for a change of environment, I made Durham my permanent home in 1988. In October of 1986, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and began attending Mt Zion Christian Church. In 2003, I met a lovely young lady named Autherine and we were married a year later.
I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy of God’s Holy Word, the Bible. I follow a Christian/conservative worldview. I enjoy reading, writing, movies, badminton, football (Dolphins, baby!!!), bowling, board/video/computer games, travelling, blogging, networking, animals (bugs, snakes, and sharks are my favorite) and my new interest, broadcasting on internet radio.
You can visit my Facebook page and hear me on my show Black By Color Only at blogtalkradio.com. I also own a blog of the same name at blogger.com. The Free Thinker is my newest blog and I’m also in the works of setting up accounts on Ustream and Livestream and maybe my own internet radio station.
Welcome to THE FREE THINKER, the online periodical on which you are free to express your views, provided they are relayed in a respectable manner.
So, why the name FREE THINKER? I am so glad you asked. I am a black man (how I became dark-skinned really beats me; I think it has something to do with this genetic stuff I’ve been hearing about lately) and as a black man, most of my black peers expect me to think a certain way. I am supposed to think along the lines of whatever ideals tend to “promote” those of my particular race. However, I am somewhat of a freak of nature to my race because I am Christian, black, and conservative. Because of this, I tend to follow the truth and not the consensus no matter where it comes from; I don’t follow skin color, but truth. This has led many in my race to call me a “sellout”, “Uncle Tom”, and “hating my own race.” To me, it doesn’t matter if the truth comes from a white man, Chinese man, black man, Hispanic, a donkey, a dog, or a goldfish. Truth is truth. What is true in Puerto Rico is true in Canada; what’s true in Roanoke, VA (my hometown) is true in Moscow, Russia.
Truth is truth. There are no versions or monopolies of the truth. The truth cannot be broken, melted, eroded, or blown apart.
So join me, all you free thinkers and seekers of the truth. You have a place here to share your thoughts as I will share mine. If you follow the truth, you can never go wrong. Welcome to THE FREE THINKER.