Activist initiates call to action in MSR — Spike Moss speaks ‘Straight Talk’ to the Black community


By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer



Spike Moss has been long known to speak his mind, and now he lends his voice to the MSR as a regular commentator in his column. The longtime community activist says he has a long laundry list of topics to discuss, such as crime, drug use and violence.

Spike Moss
Photo by Amy Buchanan

Moss predicts his new column called “Straight Talk,” “is going to tell the raw truth to the people so that they understand how to be responsible.” He says it has been “painful” to him seeing too many young Blacks today not value education or participating in voting and working for social change as previous generations did.

“I fought for you to carry a pencil, and you put the pencil down for a nine millimeter. I fought for you to carry a book bag, and you put the book bag down and carry a bag of dope.


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