26Dec/13

Liked This So Much…

When you’re an author, it is always a great feeling to know something you’ve written touched a reader in a positive way. This 5-star review of my novel Schooling Carmen was posted

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19Nov/12

Tatiana Zamir Wants to Touch You…

“Truth is a part of our foundation…even though pain may come from being vulnerable, beauty will surely follow.” –Tatiana Zamir Tatiana Zamir wants to touch you. Yes, you read that right. Not

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17Nov/12

Man Sues Wife for Making Ugly Baby: Judge Agrees He Was Victimized

When Jian Feng’s baby daughter was born, he wasn’t just disappointed that the baby didn’t resemble her beautiful mother, he was “horrified” by how “ugly” he found the little girl to be.

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29Dec/11

Take This Job and Shove It? 5 Signs You May Have the Worst Boss in the World

If you are an employee who works in an environment where your higher-ups are supportive, creative, fair-minded and open to feedback, count yourself among the lucky ones. Unfortunately, not everyone is so

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24Dec/10

An intimate Christmas gift from L. Boogie

When rap legend Rakim was asked by MTV News who he most wanted to see on stage at Rock The Bells in San Bernardino this summer, he had a quick answer. “Lauryn

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24Dec/10

Will you be alive next Christmas Eve?

None of us really knows the answer to that question because in this life a tragedy or a miracle can happen in an instant. For most the answer is yes, but for

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17Dec/10

@HolyWords, where art thou?

For almost two years a mysterious tweeter with the username @HolyWords (aka “Soul Food”) has been blessing the timelines of its 20,000 followers with 140 characters of daily inspiration…and now suddenly they’re

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12Dec/10

Be the change you want to read…

I hate to admit this, but I read Internet gossip blogs just about every day. I have a folder on my Google Chrome toolbar with eleven gossip sites I visit regularly. A few

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16Aug/08

REPOST: I have a few (3) more t-shirts available

Calling a few adventurous anti-racists… I am conducting an experiment, and I need the help of ten people of various ethnic backgrounds who are willing to participate. The experiment will simply entail wearing

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20Jul/08

How Could You Not Know This?

Did you know there was a white woman who was murdered by the Klan because of her involvement in the American Civil Rights Movement? Did you know she was a wife and

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23Jun/08

“People of color…were tired of holding our hands.”

I saw the film Traces of the Trade and was impressed most by its courage and its frankness. It is definitely interesting to watch the transformation of the family members as they begin to realize exactly what the

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07Jun/08

Slave Traders’ Decendants Face Their Ugly Truth

THIS FILM GIVES ME HOPE!   CHECK YOUR LOCAL (PBS) LISTINGS!  I want to write something compelling that will make you want to NOT MISS THIS FILM, but every review I attempt does not do this documentary justice, so

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31May/08

A Scary, Twilight Zonish Thought

On a winter’s night in 2004, I was driving down Middlebelt Road in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan with two black teenagers—my daughter Akira and my nephew Nathan* (*not his real

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04May/05

One on One with Don Cheadle: ‘We’re Getting Played’ (ARCHIVE)

Whatever we do, we should know that one day we will all face that man called ‘history’ and that day we should have a word to tell him. “–Paul Rusesabagina Imagine you

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12Jan/00

Protected: Free

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