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New Years’ Eve is a Time of Reflection

Invariably on New Years’ Eve I begin to think about the big questions of life—growth, love, marriage, death, renewal, “dissertation,” and God/gods. I begin to think about the lessons I have learned or failed to learn during the year. I begin to wonder if the decisions made this year will affect unknown possibilities next year […]

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What’s Up With Kwanzaa? Part 2

Greetings Black people, if you have been celebrating Kwanzaa for the first time I hope that it has been a good experience. If not and you are still considering, there are three days left. I left you earlier in the week with some ways to observe the Nguzu Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa. This […]

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A New Year – A Purposeful Life – A Lesson of Sacrifice

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From Death Panels to Individual Liberty: The Affordable Care Act

If you are like me and want to know more about the Affordable Care Act be prepared to wade through the murky waters of fact versus fiction.  Moreover, much if not all of what is heard about the Affordable Care Act has been the GOP’s advertisements and slander of the law, which as far as content is concerned amounts to noise. […]

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No New Years Resolutions

Every year millions of people reflect on all the poor choices they made in the previous 365 days and vow never to repeat them again. In some cases, the old habits are completely erased, but for most folks the efforts are as futile as Lindsey Lohan staying out of trouble. I’ve never been a fan […]

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This “Angry White Dude” Isn’t That Smart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH7vH4yRcYv The funniest thing to me about the Tea Party’s response to my video,”What if the Tea Party was Black?“, is their insistent claim that the tea party isn’t racist, while at the same time making blatantly racist comments about me or black people in general. Case in point, some blogger calling himself “Angry White […]

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Lovergirl

I’ve known my daddy to leave town and stay overnight for three events: 1. His yearly trips to Las Vegas, NV, 2. My sister’s wedding, and 3. A Rick James concert in Indianapolis.  As my father recalls, I was in utero when he and my mom took that 2-hour drive south for the Rick James […]

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What’s Up With Kwanzaa?

Hope everyone’s Christmas was complete with family and happiness. If you thought that such a spirit lives for a few moments in December, you are indeed wrong and perhaps exhausted. There follows more family time and appreciation for any Black souls that share, also, a need for little historical significance in their life. Today is […]

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The Politics of the Butt: Nicki Minaj Got a Big Ole Butt and so Do I

Take the average black man and ask him that She gotta pack much back So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!) Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!) Tell ‘em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!) Shake that healthy butt! Baby got back! Yes, Nikki Minaj has a round derriere and so do […]

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Please Ask, Do Tell: Part 2

For far too long have people been forced into silence, a silence that neither yields equality or freedom. This is the silence that conjures depression, subjugation, and ostracization. A creed that keeps people quiet in the name of sustaining what traditionalist preach to be “proper.”  This silence is what keeps men on the DL, women […]

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