Youthful

By at 19 May, 2009, 9:51 pm

I am here thinking about the kids that attended my program, and the kids that I had the pleasure of working with over the past week. When I think of children and all of the qualities they possess at such young ages, it brings a smile to my face. All children, in my opinion, are […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Homeless Kid

By at 28 January, 2009, 12:57 am

The young people in America face homelessness as well. Very unfortunate that this can happen in this country.

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Hand Service

By at 27 October, 2008, 12:00 am

Lately, there has been an ongoing discussion between some folks and myself about how to discipline a child. Many of these people feel that hitting a child is always necessary when the child doesn’t obey. I was given the opportunity to hear various stories and share some of my own regarding the issue of discipline. […]

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Physical Mentality

By at 6 July, 2008, 12:00 am

Respect You… Respect Me… Believe in you… Believe in me… Care for you… Care for me… Love you… Love me… Be honest with you… Be honest with me… Cherish you… Cherish me… Trust you… Trust me… Be patient with you… Be patient with me… Honor you… Honor me… Inspire you… Inspire me… Protect you… Protect […]

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Fair or Unjust?

By at 21 March, 2008, 12:00 am

Yesterday while at daycare, my youngest niece was struck with a plastic hammer on her knee by one of her classmates. She immediately went into shutdown mode and my sister was notified. My niece was taken to the hospital because she was obviously in pain and wouldn’t talk. Today, we find out that she was […]

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A Man…

By at 3 November, 2007, 10:00 am

Should accept responsibility for his actions-Should set the example for those around him being a positive influence-Should never raise his hands to hurt a woman-Should cry when he feels the need to and know that crying doesn’t make you weak-Should do whatever he can to provide for himself and his family-Should never allow ego to […]

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Standing Still:Still Standing

By at 4 October, 2007, 6:18 pm

For the past couple of months, I’ve been somewhat at a standstill. Many things were consuming my mind and taking a major toll on me. I was so out of the loop and I didn’t feel like myself. No ambition, no determination, no will and drive to work, eat or do the things I’ve grown […]

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Lost Ones

By at 30 July, 2007, 10:00 am

So while writing a friend of mine, trying to explain why he shouldn’t move out of the “hood” and the merits of staying and making it a home, I had to put myself in his shoes – someone trying to be upwardly mobile, even borderline bougie would obviously believe that the ‘burbs are the promise […]

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Observation: Stereotypes Revealed

By at 9 June, 2007, 5:00 am

Stereotypes… If you grew up in the hood, you couldn’t possibly have a high school diploma or degree. Because your name is Tyrone Biggums, you automatically sell drugs and have 4 baby mommas. Every female with a short skirt and big earrings is a hoe. Everyone who lives in the projects is poor. All black […]

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How Do You Measure Your Manhood?

By at 3 May, 2007, 2:06 pm

How Do You Measure Your Manhood? Some men measure their manhood by a ruler. Others may measure it by characteristics within one’s personality, like my brother. I asked my brother, how do you measure manhood? He stated characteristics that are fitting of any human; Integrity, respect, spirituality, just to name a few. But he is […]

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Weed It & Weep! Granny’s Busted

By at 30 April, 2007, 1:20 pm

BY CHRISENA COLEMAN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER She is 71 years old, a great-grandmother – hardly the type of person you would expect to see in Bronx Criminal Court to answer charges of buying two dime bags of pot. Yet at the appointed time today, Barbara Jackson will make her way to the courthouse, a […]

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