Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

Columns by Bishop Michael Goings

The Outcry Of My Native American Blood

Just looking at me or any of my siblings, you would not be able to detect any of our American Indian features, except you knew what to look for, as one lady did who was half Native American and half-White.  

A Great Civil Rights Activist

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It would be a miscarriage of justice and a downright act of historical negligence to let this month of Black History pass without paying tribute to perhaps one of our greatest Civil Rights activists.  

Venerable Institutions That Shaped Black America

To be perfectly honest, I had no intentions to write about the subject you are reading about in my column today.  

Commentary: Things We Have Not Overcome

“Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe…  We shall overcome some day!”

My View Of Capital Punishment

The case of Dylann Roof and the drama and controversy surrounding his ultimate verdict of being found guilty and sentenced to be put to death has rekindled in me a great interest in the issue of the death penalty.

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

There are many people in our locale who are doing some amazing things in order to serve and make life better for others.  

2017: Projections, Plans, and Pursuits

Last week, we considered in a general way, some of the regrets and rejoicings that many of us had concerning 2016.  Having already entered into the year of 2017.

A Tribute To Former Councilman Randy Goings

Randy Goings

With the beginning of a new year, there will almost always be the beginning of new things, as well as the ending of many old things.  

The Rejoicings And Regrets Of 2016

The year of 2016 has truly been both a historical and momentous year with both regrets and rejoicings for all of us.

Kudos To The Wildcats On A Great Run

The ride from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia was indeed a very disappointing one for all true Wildcat fans, including myself.