Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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It’s not news that fake news has been around a long time

    

Fake news has been around a long time. Back in the early 1980s, I was a reporter at a large metropolitan newspaper. My desk was next to a writer who was probably the most talented wordsmith in a newsroom of more than 100 editors and reporters. I learned a lot from him. I read all […]

Personal debt can lead us to a pathway to enslavement

    

Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: get out of debt and stay out of debt. This is a tough one for many families and even tougher for government – at all levels. In America, almost everyone has to borrow to buy a house. The alternative is to rent and you can’t build equity if you […]

A really fun cruise down to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel

    

Bienvenidos from Mexico, Honduras and Belize. On Christmas Eve, our family boarded the Carnival Freedom and set sail on a seven-night cruise through the Caribbean. It was a lot of fun. Normally, we couldn’t afford for six of us to take a week-long cruise but we have cruised with Carnival before and got a discounted […]

As Obama exits, Americans finally have a genuine hope

    

There is a renewed hope for America. First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that America has lost hope due to the election of Donald Trump as president (she didn’t mention his name but it was obvious who she was talking about). This is the same Michelle Obama who said she was never proud of […]

Here are some of my New Years’ resolutions for 2017

    

Okay, here are my New Year’s resolutions. I will not gain any weight and I will try hard to trim down some. I will try to steal funnier jokes for the end of my column each week. I will oppose every tax increase at every level of government. I will pray more, especially for my […]

Here’s a simple story that will have an impact on you forever

    

It’s a pretty simple story but it is the most information a person could ever receive. Almighty God created this universe. He made everything. Despite what they are teaching in public schools and colleges, nothing as intricate and complicated as this universe could happen by accident. That is illogical. After God created the world, the […]

(Sarcasm alert) Hey, let’s all go get drunk and gamble…

    

Hey, let’s all go get drunk. That’s what we do in Tulsa and in Oklahoma. Let the wine flow like water. After all, how can a little snort now and then hurt anything? We love our booze. The only casino actually in the city limits now has “Margaritaville.” Isn’t Margaritaville an island where you go […]

Christmas at Needs Creek Baptist Church (and cemetery)

    

Some of my happiest days at Christmas were spent on in a small farm house down the road from Needs Creek Missionary Baptist Church (and cemetery) just north of Conway, Arkansas. That was the home of my Uncle Alton and Aunt Mildred. After my Mom passed away (in 1959) and my grandparents died (1962 and […]

Big 12 Champion OU to face Auburn in the Sugar Bowl

    

NORMAN, Okla. – No. 7 Oklahoma, champions of the Big 12 Conference, will face No. 14 Auburn from the Southeastern Conference in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. on January 2. OU, winner of nine games in a row, will face a Tiger team that lost two of its final three games, […]

A knock 15 years ago turned into a wonderful friendship

    

About 15 years ago, a funny looking guy wearing black clothes knocked on the office door of the Tulsa Beacon. He came in and introduced himself. We talked about the Tulsa Beacon and what kind of paper it was and he was very supportive. He offered to help us with our office machines – most […]