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Identity Crisis here by Kamila Love

source url What is the idea of being Black? One of the funniest things I’ve heard is if a young Black man doesn’t wear the average Hip Hop fashion or any Hip Hop fashion it’s called “The White Boy Swag.” “Gurl, look at him! He got that White boy swag!”
What were we doing before Hip Hop became the phenomenon it is now?
Did all the men have “White Boy Swag”? Continue reading Identity Crisis

Perfecting the divine art of consultation

go to link With the ever increasing sophistication of social media and its many dimensions and affiliates, how foreign must be the concept of consultation at a period of time when personal conversation is becoming non-existent, starting within homes where each occupant communicates through individual types of mobile phones from earliest childhood. Through such societal advancement(?) the art of mere conversation has become extinct with family members constantly scurrying in all directions, gathering at dining tables, the former single opportunity for family conversation, only on holidays or other special occasions. Continue reading Perfecting the divine art of consultation

Broken bootstraps

see Witness.Justice.Jaramillo.web“Making it big” in this country means being worth a lot of money.  It is not easy to get rich (in money) if you do not have wealthy parents or grandparents.  It is doubtful that someone who was born and grew up in poverty can become wealthy.  The assumption that a person “came from poverty, but worked hard and pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and made it big” is an unlikely reality in our current economic system.  The problem is our capitalistic culture regularly measures our importance and success by how much money we make rather than the moral and ethical values by which we live our lives. Continue reading Broken bootstraps

GPS directions to peaceful cohabitation

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Join the struggle for good government

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doctor refused propecia Campaign season will be here very soon. (Why are you groaning?) And once November 3 is behind us, we will enter the year-long, agonizing slog to the presidential election. (ARGH!) We are very fortunate to live in a democracy but why do we dread elections? Why are they so painful, so uninformative, so undemocratic? There are many reasons, of course, but money is a huge part of the problem. This longstanding concern was made far worse by the recent Supreme Court decisions that opened the floodgates to allow nearly unlimited personal and corporate wealth to flow into races. How can voters with limited time and fading interest see through the slick, expensive, unending ads? Many don’t bother and have quit voting. Continue reading Join the struggle for good government