Tuesday, July 28, 2009


OK, the party has no true leader, the darling of the party quits her job (isn’t that the quality we need in a political leader), they are the minority party in congress and any resemblance of leadership is found talking stupidity on the radio or showing stupidity as they host shows on Fox cable network. With all that going against them the crazy right wing of the Republican party has one focus – Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. HUH?

I know you wish I was joking, but yes there is a birth movement in this country looking to establish the idea that President Obama was not born in the United States. In this country we are rooted in freedom and freedoms, one being freedom to express, so I’m not telling them to SHUT UP but if its not true, facts have been given to prove its not true, then please SHUT UP!

During the past few weeks many documents have emerged to confirm that President Obama was born in the state of Hawaii. Yes Hawaii, you know the state that is part of the United Sates of America. You know, Hawaii, where thousands vacation every year. The most recent document shows the actual birth announcement in the Hawaiin newspaper, but yet the crazy right fringe keep pushing the point of Obama wasn’t born in US.

Our country is dealing with a rough economy, double – digit unemployment, failing public educational system, military and diplomacy battles in foreign countries and so much more – why is this taking up energy and time? The role of any true elected official is serving the common good of their respective constituents, MICAH SIMS SAYS serve your districts or states and fight for ways to improve their lives. MICAH SIMS SAYS get in there and dialogue/meet/deal for key elements of healthcare so that all citizens of the United States benefit.

MICAH SIMS SAYS President Obama was born in the USA. We should all be working to make our home and community better. I’ve got a question if his birth was an issue how did he get elected and stay in the Illinois state senate, senate of the United States and democratic presidential primary.

MICAH SIMS SAYS make plans to listen to my weekly radio show, Wednesday 12noon to 2pm on 1540AM (Philly, South Jersey & Northern Delaware) or www.wnwr.com

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow

Friday, July 24, 2009


I want you to enjoy your weekend. As you enjoy your family, travel, barbeque or enjoy the company of others I want you to consider allowing the following moments teach you a few things:

Gates arrested by Cambridge Police
- There is an historical issue and statistical data that speaks to police &
African American / Latino men (can you say racial profiling)
- We need to discuss race relations in this country
- President Obama is a man who has friends and its clear he was concerned about his friend. He didn’t bring it up, he was asked a question during a press conference
- Be careful who we tag as racist, only the heart & actions thereof can truly define who a racist individual

Healthcare takes the slow track
- As the wealthiest country in the world, legal citizens of this country should all have healthcare coverage
- President Obama should understand that paying for healthcare is just as important as providing it.
- Congress should get it right and not just do it for the sake of media headlines

The Economy
- The Dow Jones is rising therefore is the stimulus helping bring about economic recovery in this country. The Dow Jones has been expressed as the barometer of economic conditions within America.
- JOBS JOBS JOBS we need to find a way to get people employed, back to work again. We should be encouraging new businesses and existing businesses to expand and therefore hire some new employees
- Americans should begin to express confidence in the market and begin to spend – but spend wisely!

New Jersey Corruption Arrests
- Okay don’t think about this, just be careful with dealing with politicians from New Jersey. However there are bad politicians everywhere.
- I will talk more about this next week.

MICAH SIMS SAYS these are just some things to consider over the weekend and we will pick up the conversation again on Monday.

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MICAH SIMS SAYS see you on Monday, have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


On last night CNN presented the special report entitled Black In America II. I applaud the content, work and effort of the special report. It featured some awesome stories of African Americans exceeding beyond the issues and problems of life. My writing doesn’t condemn the actual televised report series but ponders why these stories haven’t found there way to our eyes and ears before.

We have made monumental gains as a race, however we have yet to establish a constant means of radio, television and cable outlets to tell these stories on a daily basis. I believe the children of Brooklyn and the principal of Hartford are not rare but are rarely reported on by mainstream media. We have made progress with entities such as Harpo Productions, Radio One, Johnson Publishing, RUSH Communications and others but what about the day to day news outlet that make those stories the norm and not the exception.

The special report should be about rallying the African American culture to support radio programs, radio stations, cable programs and television stations. I believe that if business owners and media moguls could depend on the commitment of the African American base then we would see more media outlets and those stories on the CNN special become the norm and not the exception.

MICAH SIMS SAYS don’t you want our stories reported by our people to the world on a daily basis. Don’t you believe that we have the ability to tell it from our perspective and still obtain the respect of the world. MICAH SIMS SAYS the special report should be will the African American culture support a new black owned cable network, support a new version of Radio One and support a daily newspaper reflecting stories from all across the country.

MICAH SIMS SAYS it time to tell everyone that Black in America shouldn’t be reported as a special but reported everyday in everyway.

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MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow

Monday, July 20, 2009


Over the weekend a wonderful display of athletic and mental stamina was being performed in England. With green fairways, bunkers, challenging putting surfaces and occasional fierce winds as the backdrop, Tom Watson was playing a masterful British Open golf tournament. Mr. Watson is revered in the sport as one of the best ever. He has won tournaments all across the world and along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus are viewed as the standard barriers of golf excellence.

Mr. Watson plays most of his tournaments during the year on the senior tour, however for the four major tournaments he comes back to the regular tour for an appearance. This week his appearance became magical as Mr. Watson competed at the top of the leader board for all four rounds and nearly won the tournament. I lift this wonderful performance because it should remind all of us that greatness has no boundaries.

I don’t believe there was a golf analyst anywhere who predicted that Tom Watson, almost 60 years of age, would nearly win the 2009 British Open. Mr. Watson was prepared to face the course and relied on his years of experience to guide him through the intense and challenging course. His performance in the tournament was nothing less than great and it came from a 59 year-old golfer.

Mr. Watson has shown us that whether you are young or old, white or black, rich or poor, male or female, everyone has the potential of giving a great performance. Everyday there are men and women of this country giving great performances in countries as they protect us from harm. Everyday there are men and women in uniforms keeping our cities and states safe as they patrol giving great performances. During the academic year there are teachers from Atlanta to Austin, Miami to Memphis, Philadelphia to Phoenix and everywhere in between giving great performances in the classroom. MICAH SIMS SAYS greatness has no boundaries.

I hope that today that many of us become inspired by Mr, Tom Watson and go out there and give a great performance. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, that you wont and you shouldn’t try. MICAH SIMS SAYS view every opportunity as a chance to be great

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


One of the major responsibilities for the President of the United States is representing our country and interests before world leaders. During the last few decades Russia has been designated as the second power in the world behind America. History details the unique relationship that has existed between the world super powers. At times we have been witnesses to tense relations as noted in the 1960’s and we have experienced the working alliance of the countries in efforts to stymie nuclear weapon development and other world issues. This week President Obama has journeyed to Russia on a diplomatic summit to keep the two countries in steady communication and engaging on improving lives across the world.

President Obama is facing a leadership structure, which demands the skills of a political aficionado. Russia features a newly elected president who is partnered with the prime minister, who is the former president Vladimir Putin. This summit will demand a keen eye, easy demeanor, understanding of issues and patience to maneuver the questions of the dynamic leadership duo of Russia. As I analyze this trip and the possible positive outcomes, I believe that President Obama has exactly what it takes to produce a successful summit. We need a summit that addresses the global economy, terrorism, developing nuclear efforts by North Korea, maintaining peace in the Middle East, eliminating hunger and crippling diseases in Africa and moving toward resolution and peace between Israel and Palestine. MICAH SIMS SAYS President Obama can convince the dynamic Russian duo to support those goals.

Presently many are wondering about his plans, programs and bills to ignite and turn around the US economy. The pundits and political opposition must admit that this president has the qualities of a real world leader, as the leader of the United States to effectively engage in international summits and meetings. Countless are the journalistic reports published across the globe of the respect and admiration that other world leaders feel about President Obama after meeting him. MICAH SIMS SAYS we are sending the most qualified, dignified and refined president in years to Russia. I’m confident that he will be able to improve and expand the relationship between Russia and the United States.

MICAH SIMS SAYS expect some new diplomatic policies, associations and partnerships to emerge from the Russian, US summit as our gifted president engages the Russian dynamic leadership duo. I would encourage all Americans to rest easy about our international standing and focus on motivating our congressional representatives to discover even more ways to get our economy moving in the right direction.

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Governor Sarah Palin has thrown national politics an Alaskan curveball. Her shocking announcement on last week still has left pundits and politicians scratching their heads. Last year Gov. Sarah Palin rose from obscurity to the selected running mate on the republican presidential ticket with Senator John McCain. The loss was significant and some partially blamed the fiasco on the lack of preparation by Gov. Palin. After months of media coverage, political activity and occasional personal attacks, she has decided to not seek re-election and resign effective the end of July.

Her decision was primarily focused around two essential points. First, she believes that her love of this country and the call for greater change can take place more effectively with her being free. She returns to being a regular citizen and prepared to travel supporting candidates with like values and rallying the conservative base. The political pundits have appointed her as the queen of the conservative base. Many believe that her qualities and style will appeal to even more than the king of the base – Rush Limbaugh. The television and radio executives are planning charter flights to Alaska to compel the governor to sign with their respective outlets to begin her rule as queen.

Yes that’s right, instead of quality-thoughtful- engaging-provocative political show hosts such as Micah Sims, Sarah, I can see Alaska from my backyard, Palin gets the chance to speak before millions daily and receive millions for it. If you read my former blog posting, you realize that we love opposition, therefore why shouldn’t MSNBC, CNN, FOX, CBS radio offer a contract to Sarah Palin who does nothing but oppose everyone except herself. So, if a media offer doesn’t work Gov. Palin is bound to travel, give speeches and invite people to become part of the opposition, part of the new conservative right. Okay, everyone get ready MICAH SIMS SAYS joe the plumber and sarah palin are coming to a city near you.

We just celebrated Independence Day in this country and this move by Sarah Palin does speak to the new era of independence. MICAH SIMS SAYS when things don’t go your way, cut the cord – only worry about yourself – Sarah Palin has shown the new version of Independence. When the going gets tough, the tough get going – I guess we can say she is far from tough. Or is she tough because she is going, going right out of office because it's too tough for her to handle?

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Politics makes for strange bedfellows, meaning that politics can create some combinations and partnerships, which would generally never exist. In television and radio political opposition creates high ratings. After reviewing the most recent viewing numbers for the second quarter of 2009, it is clear that listening and/or watching an opposing opinion to the present majority political party draws the most viewers.

FOX News is totally dominating the cable news scene. The network described by many as the media outlet featuring right wing conservative viewpoint possess the top 10 most watched news programs on cable television. Some of the cable shows leaders involve well-known television/radio host such as Sean Hannity & Glenn Beck. Both Beck and Hannity are associated with radio juggernaut Rush Limbaugh in shaping the hard-core right wing conservative section of the Republican Party, which supported Bush, McCain, Palin and others. Many experts predicted that an Obama presidential win would enable these hosts and their programs to rise in ratings and viewer ship.

The same formula that empowers FOX News to take the top ten viewed political programs is the same that fueled MSNBC to the top spot during the closing months of the Bush administration. The formula to media success is quite easy, harshly oppose in every way the most recently elected individual and party. MICAH SIMS SAYS that our human nature (title of a Michael Jackson song) is drawn towards a fight between two people than peace amongst everyone. We want to see and hear what the opposition is saying with the hopes that I fight might take place. We love to watch the battle, watch the race and watch the fight between two opposing forces – there is no thrill to watching cheerleaders!

MICAH SIMS SAYS that journalists shouldn’t pick a side for ratings, but present to the viewing audience fair, objective and true journalism so that the media isn’t defining the mind of viewers.

MICAH SIMS SAYS see you tomorrow.