Lost Child, Strong Will, Right Path!

She was screaming, more like sobbing, while calling out my name.  I could hear her from all the way inside my neighbor’s home—I think we were in the living room, although I’m not really sure. Neither don’t I remember how long I’d been there, or what we were playing. She had a little girl, I guess […]

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Lunch and a Lifetime! A Father’s Day Letter

Flashback almost 16 years ago, I sat across the table from you in the dining hall of our Alma-mater—co-workers we were then, stuck with only each other to kill some time.  We talked—about life, our dreams and goals—you told me about your family and your mom, I in turn told you about mine; then we […]

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Oh Black Man, Where art Thou?

Before I address the crux of what this post is about, I need to clarify something first—I am an absolute fan of Black Men; from their physique, to their strength, to their charisma, to the way they move, love, and laugh—all these things keep me in constant awe of them, plus, growing up I had […]

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Yes, I have 5 kids! Why is that a problem?

If you’ll let me, I’ll describe for you a look of horror I know all too well– come with me, virtually that is– to a chipotle in anywhere town USA, and examine closely the face of any one of the several workers standing behind the counter when I darken the door with all of my […]

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The Evolution of Playing While Black!

When I was growing up we always played outside— in the summer we stayed out until the street lights hit, then we took the party to the porch.  Back then kids weren’t bombarded with activities and camps; we weren’t allowed to sit around playing video games. Call me a throwback mama, If you will, but […]

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The Fine Art of Doing Nothing—You can do it Too!

I’m going to share something with you that I’m quite sure is fairly common, albeit it’s still taboo:  There are days when I do absolutely nothing, and about this I give absolutely zero fux! Now, I have to tell you I heard this concept (how to stop giving a fuc) a while ago listening to Sarah […]

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For Goodness Sake, Stop Lying to Your Kids

  A few weeks ago I had to give the hard truth to one of my kids, by letting her know how badly she sucked at one of her audition.  Now, in the vein of full disclosure, my beloved daughter is nine, but before you get all sappy on me and start lamenting about how […]

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