Ramblings of a mother…

Being a parent is truly a challenging job. It takes patience, compassion, compromise, patience, sacrifice, listening skills, did I mention patience? You have to practice what you preach, be able to put your child’s needs ahead of your own, while at the same time figuring out how to achieve a balance where your needs are

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Police and their Tasers…Enough is Enough!

In 1993, TASER International’s founders, brothers Rick and Tom Smith, developed devices that use “proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force.” The website claims that

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The age of the Super Hero

Over the past 10 years or so, we have all been hungry for films that feature a hero in them—from Spiderman, to Ironman, to Captain America, to the Guardians of the Galaxy, which according to the latest box office reports, is the #1 movie of the summer, grossing nearly $252 million. We especially love the

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My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

I had a conversation recently with a co-worker who happens to love Beyonce and believes that she is such a great role model for young girls and women. Now, I don’t begrudge the sista for her success, she’s a good entertainer and is apparently a good businesswoman, or at least has competent, knowledgeable business folks

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The downside to working for someone else

Most of us working class folks are working for someone else. We’re getting up everyday, leaving the comforts of home, saying goodbye to children, dealing with office politics, micromanagement, and all for the sake of getting a paycheck which is rarely reflective of our true worth. At the end of the day, you take a

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A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society

Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth,

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Time 2 Wake Up Bay Area!

We have serious problems in the Bay Area. And when one attempts to peel away the layers upon layers of racism, classism, bigotry and gender bias, in order to get to the root of the problem, one must have an extremely thick skin to shield oneself from the mind-boggling ignorance of those who will resent

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