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Volume 86:What has happened to us? A view of the state of our communities…

July 27, 2016

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Two weeks ago, I penned a personal essay about my experiences as a Black youth growing up in a predominantly White community. For me to say I was overwhelmed by the response is an understatement. What I found to be most fascinating was the fact that the responses came from both Black and White readers, many […]

Volume 82: Five Traits Children Have In Common With Old People

August 15, 2014

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Hello, good people! I’m going to say thank you for all of the virtual “Welcome back!” that I’m getting right now. I don’t want to waste too much time boring you with where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. Just know that posting is something that I always want to do, and I would love […]

Volume 80: Niggas and Chitlins…

March 4, 2014

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In my humble opinion, the use of the n-word is being debated because the previous owners are having a hard time letting go of their ability to use the word without repercussion. In layman's terms, White America is saying to Black America, "If I can't say it, you can't either."

Volume 79: Patience or Punishment?

February 25, 2014

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I realize that much of my parenting style comes from my experiences as a child - good or bad. And for those of us that had a parent who was, welllllllll, less-than-stellar, there is a tendency to swing the parental pendulum in the opposite direction, or unconsciously do exactly what they did.

Volume 78: Sell-ebrity: The Real Price of Fame

February 11, 2014

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As a self-professed critical thinker I asked myself, "What would I do for fame?" What price am I willing to pay for a little notoriety because, in the 21st century, it pays.....well.

Volume 77: The End of Civilization…

February 4, 2014

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Media is how we learn and grow as individuals, and as communities, as societies, and nations, and as a world. Hold on. Let me rephrase that. If used properly, media his how we learn and grow as individuals, etc. I have to put that caveat in there because all media is not good media.

Volume 75: “Break Babies” are Bullisht!

January 21, 2014

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In the wake of the Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade baby mama drama, a new term has been created: Break Baby. And, it didn’t stop with D. Wade and Gabby. Apparently, rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges fathered a child with another woman while on a “break” from his long time girlfriend/fiancé. Ok, can someone please tell me […]