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Life Lessons: Ask The Tough Questions

The Friend With Benefits I knew the answer to the question. But I had to ask to confirm. We had a nine year relationship of…

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Editor’s Note: Does Trump Represent American Values

Does Trump Represent American Values? Is Abuse Of Power An Impeachable Offense? Isn’t a form of treason to circumvent government for the purpose of seeking…

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Impeach Trump: Time Americans Look Beyond America

Impeach Trump: Time Americans Look Beyond America Before starting my blog in 2013, I knew little to nothing about foreign policy except about the Palestinians….

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FFT: Is Hating The Actions Of Israel A Crime?

Food For Thought (FFT):  Is Hating Israel’s Actions A Crime? You can publicly declare your hate of Black people, Muslims, and Immigrants without fear of…

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Time To Stop Welfare To Israel

Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are barred from entering Israel on official US business. The man-child POTUS called Trump…

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Cartoons and the brainwashing of children of color

This weekend I have the pleasure of spending time with my grandson. He is a cutie who triggers a smile every time I look at or…

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Coming down and around

Coming down and around by Gary Crane   Coming down and around follow the sound coming around and down endless dark cycles around and around…

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Misleading Studies and Recommendations Lead To Repackaging Failed Policies

Misleading Studies and Recommendations Lead To Failed Policies in African-American Communities. I read The Crime Report almost every day.  It’s a news service that is…

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ICE Raids: Know Your Rights guide

Know Your Rights guide The ACLU sent the following email which they want to share so victims of Trump’s administration inhuman immigration policy will know…

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Same Shit Different Package: NYC Plans to replace Rikers Island Facility

Four jails New York City plans to replace its Rikers Island facility will have cells with natural sunlight, space for programming and a children’s play…

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OxyContin

A Physician’s Perspective On How The Opioid Crisis Began

Purdue’s David Sackler Added to Colorado Opioid Lawsuit The actions of the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma included sharing studies that they knew were misleading,…

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Central Park 5

Central Park 5: What About The Innocent Victims Of A System Intentionally Flawed

The Real Culprit in the Central Park 5 Convictions To begin with, the notion that Fairstein and Lederer are uniquely evil suggests that the Central…

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Editor’s Note: A Lesson In Communication and Culture

Around me, the world seems to be exploding. Distrust is rampant. I never thought I would live in such a violent and divided world. The…

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A Sense Of Well-being Could Be The Solution

If you could have anything in the world, what would that be? Money, a big house, a luxury car, power, the American Dream. How about…

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Is Cultural Appropriation Another Form Of Racism

Cultural Appropriation has different meanings in parallel worlds. To people of color, the term is a ‘dig.’ To whites, it’s their bread and butter, and…

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Suicide: What To Do When A Friend Waves Red Flags

Aren’t we all at risk for suicide? A risk factor for suicide is exposure to suicide. What do you do when a friend or family…

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I Am “Homeless”

I Am “Homeless!”It’s stressful living from your suitcase in a car. In San Francisco, I saw many homeless people. Walking by each homeless person laying…

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Courage And Vulnerability: Lessons From The Black Experience

Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.  -unknown Say what? These days I have to ask myself, is…

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Why understanding culture matters?

Why Understanding Culture Matters

A couple of days ago, I read a thought-provoking article by Ezinne Ukoha, an eloquent writer on Medium.  It was, Who Can Save White Men…

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The Optics of Racial Disparity in Reporting

The HuffPost is one of the few traditional MSM that tries to present unbiased news. This HuffPost article is about the terrorist gunman, Ian David…

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How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

An excellent review of slavery in the Caribbean by Moorbey’z Blog. How could slavery thrive in an environment where slaves outnumbered slave owners by 10…

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More black people killed by white racist.

The following is a reblog from ScottiesToyBox.com. The story is about a divorced white man, Gregory Bush, who murdered two random black people who were…

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Trump and Fox Incite Hatred and Violence Toward Asylum Seekers

Warning: Full of profanity, this post does not hold back. I’m not a believer in going high when others go low. Trump issues threats over…

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Medical Alert: Chronic Discrimination Syndrome On The Rise

Each year, millions die from preventable complications of Chronic Discrimination Syndrome (CDS). It afflicts 100% of the black population. It’s not well-researched and treatment options…

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FFT: Did White Women Just Get What They Deserve?

Food for thought:  With Kavanaugh confirmed, did white women just get what they deserve? I was not a fan of Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime…

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More Racist Crap Afflicts Africa (Kenya and Uganda [once again])

A reblog from Ospreyshire’s Realm that takes a peek at China’s attitude towards Ugandans/Africans.

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Politics: What If Trump Is A Psychopath?

nyti.ms/2CyF3Jh I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there…

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Case Of Intellectually Disabled Teen Falsely Accused of Sex Offense Reveals Registry Flaws – The Appeal

The Appeal is a national criminal justice news outlet, which produces compelling, original journalism and commentary. — Read on theappeal.org/case-of-intellectually-disabled-teen-falsely-accused-of-sex-offense-reveals-registry-flaws/ Edgar Coker’s case reminded me…

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For Parents: Get Involved With Your Child’s Education

What Is The Role Of Education? What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void…

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Let Interviews Work For You

Interviews can seem intimidating especially for high schoolers, college applicants or young adults trying to land their first job. The competitive landscape makes interviews look…

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Ew A Pigeon. Or; If You Will How White Folks Feel About Melanin.

This reblogged post is a reminder of mindfulness and comfortableness in one’s skin. What other people think of you is their business. As long as…

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Culture

Communication Styles: My Jamaican-American Culture

Comments motivated this post. One of the most consistent feedback I get from readers is my tendency to generalize. Often I don’t even realize I…

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US Syrian War: killing children

Every Day 22 US Servicemen Commit Suicide After Fighting Wars

Stumbled on a video by Ken O’Keefe who was a former United States Marine and Gulf War veteran. In 2001 he set fire to his…

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Never Forget: Strange Fruits Grow On Southern Trees

Billie Holiday-Strange fruit- HD [Full HD 1080p] Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging…

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Never Forget

NEVER FORGET: America’s Terrorism Of Communities of Color

FailureToListen.com wants Communities of Color to NEVER FORGET!  #BlackVotesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter To that end, a gallery of images on police brutality, slavery, and torture will…

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Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How To Tell The Differences

Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How To Tell The Differences

Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How To Tell The Differences He is a charming, thoughtful man who gives to his community. A charismatic man whose grandiosity…

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Adjusting to Other People

Well-Being: Strategies To Adjust To Other People

Feeling stronger makes me more productive.  Soon I will want to be around people again. That means adjusting to other people. Last summer’s attempt without…

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History of Republican Party

Civil Rights: A Look At The History Of The Republican Party

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing….

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TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY

TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY: An Unethical Experiment Using African-American Men

For 40 years, public health professionals violated their solemn medical oath (“To do no harm”). They conducted research known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Macon County,…

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Dream Big then Bigger

FFT: Don’t Dream Of Becoming A Doctor, Dream Bigger

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.  -Muhammad Ali Food For Thought: Don’t Dream Of Becoming A Doctor, Dream Bigger Don’t dream…

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FFT: Where Are the Black Blockchain and AI Developers?

Food For Thought:  Where Are The Black Developers? Technology fascinates me. Atm, blockchains and artificial intelligence are high on my list. Every day I read…

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Mass Incarceration

Why Are There So Many Single Black Women?

Mass Incarceration: What Caused The Dramatic Rise In Never Married African-Americans Why are so many black women single?  Could this be due to structural racism?…

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FFT: Why POTUS Is Still POTUS

Food For Thought:  MBA’s View On Why POTUS Is Still POTUS This FFT  brought to us by MBA (Mr. Bad Ass) aka Roald Michel, was…

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FFT: Does Trump’s Personality Disorder Make Him A Pathological Liar

How many are tired of Donald Trump’s lies? I am. I’m tired of reading his daily lies without him being held accountable. He is an…

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Head Trauma: Finding The Silver Lining

Is there a silver lining to traumatic brain injury? Does head trauma come with benefits? I didn’t think so until my youngest shared his wisdom….

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Louisiana Prison Punishes Suicidal Inmates by Chaining Them Naked To Wooden Chairs

The new plantations where the unspeakable occurs daily. What one has to ask is the purpose of prison to torture and make sure prisoners never reintegrate into…

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The Brain and Trauma

Personal Story of Head Injury: A Story Without A Title

Lately, I question everything I do because I forget. You see, in 2012, I suffered severe head trauma that doctors missed. Since then, I had…

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Supreme Court: It’s Legal For Police Officers To Kill Americans When They FEEL Threatened

Some days it’s not worth getting out of bed. The news always seems terrible, and as a woman of color, I feel estranged from the…

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Easter: How Many Churches Will Admit Jesus Christ Was Black?

Let me start by saying I mean no disrespect to those who are genuinely religious but how many Churches will tell the truth about a…

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Driving while black

Things that keep me up at night:  Driving while black I’m worried! My son’s battery might be dead, and we are in MA. A friend…

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Jeffrey Epstein: Does Hanging Mean Suicide?

Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called suicide made me review the autopsy findings of people who die from suffocation as opposed to people who choke to death. The…

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Definition: Who Are Semites?

Who are Semites? Semites are a diverse group of people with Arab, African, and Asian backgrounds. It is a cultural misappropriation to use the term to…

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Avoiding People And Outdoor Spaces

Avoiding Outdoor Spaces and People For some time, I’ve noticed growing avoidance of people and outdoor spaces. I thought it was my surroundings, but that’s…

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