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 […]


One Dollar, One Dollar: How to ‘Pimp Your Kids’

By at 8 April, 2007, 9:00 am

Maybe I’m showing my age, but I remember the days when there were little old men and women selling chocolate bars and gum out of little carry -on cases as they moved from subway car to subway car. Ah, those were the days, if you got lucky, you could get your sugar fix, buy batteries […]


Mayor Bloomberg Pays Parents To Care for Their Kids

By at 30 March, 2007, 2:15 pm

It isn’t enough to have children and want to see them make a difference in the world, keep your family name going or push them to do better than you’ve done in life, out of love of self and love for your child. No, it isn’t that simple anymore (was it ever?). Mayor Bloomberg has […]


Mayor to Pay Poor Parents And Children to Get Out of Poverty

By at 30 March, 2007, 10:10 am

March 30, 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a novel $50-million initiative yesterday that will pay poor New York families cash for taking steps to lift themselves out of poverty by keeping their children in school, staying healthy and earning more. Under the two-year pilot program, 2,500 families will earn rewards ranging from $50 to $300 […]


Swimming in The Inner City

By at 24 March, 2007, 11:35 am

BY RAMONA SHELBURNE For 15-year-old Kristian Keith and her mother, it’s all about pride. And like teenagers in the movie “Pride,” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac, Kristian is in the vanguard of young black swimmers dispelling another racial stereotype. The movie, which opens today, follows swim coach Jim Ellis and his predominantly African-American swim […]


Michael Jackson throws diva tantrums in London

By at 20 March, 2007, 11:00 am

NEW YORK: Pop star Michael Jackson has created a fuss at a posh London hotel since he checked in there incognito by registering as a woman. quoted London Evening Standard as saying: “Jackson would certainly give J Lo (Jennifer Lopez) a good run for her money on the diva stakes by bringing a team […]


Urban Observation #6: Money and Black People

By at 18 March, 2007, 1:22 pm

Is it just me or people in the Urban community not educated enough to invest their money wisely? It may be a sad fact that we get a little bit of money and we don’t know how to act. Someone I know recently received a settlement check for $120,000. Now that is a descent amount […]