Be Born In Me

This day, I wonder how Mary felt as she waited in anxious expectation of her baby. I may never fully get it, but I pray that He is born in me as he was in Mary all those years ago. Merry Christmas everyone!  

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“Please God. Please make it stop.”

“Please God. Please make it stop.”. She doesn’t think she’s brave but she is. Every woman who has survived sexual assault and rape is brave.

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dying in the streets

i watch this news with my kids every morning as we eat our breakfast. i understand they may not “get” everything, but i want them to know there is a world out there bigger than them. well, this morning on good morning america, there was a story on the shooting death of trayvon martin. my six […]

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Full

Why are 60% of the books in the sociology section of the borders about food?

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R.I.P. M.J.

“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” As big of a Michael Jackson fan I am, I have never written about his death. It shocked me that I hadn’t, when I was searching back through my archives for something to repost for today, […]

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Educated Liars: Stanford Brings Back ROTC

Since the Vietnam War era, ROTC has operated away from most elite university campuses, marginalized by a leftist majority against war and militarization. But yesterday, rhetorically due to the end of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in any branch of the U.S. armed forces, the Stanford […]

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these people really need to be stopped

I don’t want to stoop to their level. Looking everywhere but at the cameras. Acting crazy during debates. But attacking older, wiser people? People who have dedicated their lives to scholarly pursuits, like I plan to do? People who just want to see folks get some jobs in this “recovery” where the rich seem to […]

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beating the dead jailed horse

Today’s Oprah was a repeat. Everything I am about to say is about old, old news and I am stirring up an old, old debate. Mark Fuhrman was on a repeat of Oprah today. Remember him? He says his obit in newspapers will read “the disgraced detective from the O.J. Simpson trial died today.” That’s […]

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today i watched history

Today marked the historic occasion of the beginning of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I don’t know if it’s historic because it’s the first black woman owned network or what, but it’s historic to me because Oprah is a black woman and she has a network named after her. To me, that is just…wow. I’ve […]

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Chasing the Jones

This week, the NYTimes published an op-ed referencing a famous report: The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.In this 1965 report, Moynihan, the Asst. Sec’t of Labor, declares the deterioration of the black family as the main reason why blacks were and would perpetually be at the bottom of the indices for well-being in the country. […]

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