Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

Becoming Like People We Once Mocked

This article that I am presenting to you came from a conversation that my best friend and I had not long ago.

Why Is Coronavirus Exponentially Growing In Dillon County?

At the time of this writing, COVID-19 victims have drastically grown in an alarming and even exponentially way to seventy-four and counting in Dillon County.

Losses That Perhaps Will Never Be Recovered

Hopefully, one day real soon, we will come to the end of this COVID-19 crisis. We will be able to look back on it with much relief that it has passed along with the grief and regret, as well as the awful loss and agony it released upon us.

The Adventures and Antics of Jungle Baby

Today, I want to take you back to the early sixties and to a much simpler time when there was no COVID-19.

Going Forward With The New Normal

There is a question or statement that is being echoed by many who, like all of us, are being affected by the onslaught and siege of the coronavirus.

Breaking The Siege Of The Coronavirus

Whether we want to believe it or not, we are at war with an invisible and insidious enemy that has unleashed fear and panic on many.

Important Lessons We Are Learning From The Coronavirus

In my column today, I am going to follow-up on what I shared on last week, due to the fact that we are engaged in a war with an invisible enemy in the form of this plague called the coronavirus.

The Five Most Eventful Occurrences That Advanced Blacks In Dillon County

In my final installment of articles commemorating Black History Month, I am going to bring your attention to what I and quite a few other history buffs, students, and even one very prominent scholar consider as the five most eventful occurrences that advanced African-Americans in Dillon County.

Confronting the Reality and Scare of the Coronavirus

I would have never imagined that one day I would write a piece in my weekly column about a plague that would be so potentially threatening and have an adverse effect on most of the known world.

Five Important Reasons Why African-Americans Should Vote

When my son and I walked into the American Legion Hut (where we vote in my district of Dillon County) on February 29, 2020 to cast our ballets for our choice of who we wanted to represent us in the Presidential election in November, my Christian conviction forbid me from calling it pride, but I felt a sense of great joy and satisfaction with him accompanying me to cast his ballot.