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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 responseĀ 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 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 66: The Bootstrap Delusion

May 1, 2012

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I had a revelation the other day. Well, maybe not a revelation. Let’s just call it an astute observation with a hint of social relevance. My revelation observation came while listening to a variety of political pundits wax poetic about how “some” Americans (aka, minorities and those on the lower end of the socio-economic sphere) […]

Volume 52: God the Father

December 22, 2010

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This past weekend, I was angry with God. I became angry with him because I believed that if I walked like and Christian and talked like a Christian, then I would be blessed – and I deserve to be blessed. You see, I have been unemployed for over a year. This is a hard thing […]

Volume 51 – Peace…Be Still

October 28, 2010

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In the Bible there is a story about Jesus getting into a boat for travel. While he was sleeping, “a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves” (Matthew 8:24, NKJV). His disciples were terrified and came to him in their fear saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” […]

Volume 48: Divine Intervention

September 16, 2010

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This past week on the 3 Degrees of Separation Talk Show, we discussed forgiveness. Well, we did more than just discuss forgiveness, we tried to dissect all the nuances of when, how, and why we forgive. During our discussion, I found it interesting to hear how many of us had father issues – and I’m […]

Volume 45: Forgive Them Lord…

August 24, 2010

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Those of you that know me (and are friends of mine on Facebook) realize that I have grown to be more religious as I have gotten older. I’ve always considered myself to be “spiritual”, but never religious. Religion required more from me than my self-proclaimed “spirituality”. Religion required me to make decisions and be more […]