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Still Cooning: If the Real Jim Crow would have known then

     I ain't gone lie, that Leslie Jones bit on SNL was hilarious!  Seriously, that shit was funny as hell and well performed but most important...truthful.  Be that as it may, it was still COONING.  What's so sad about it is that it still shows and proves that my people still have not got it together.  We still are a "broken-in" people whose future seems to be obviously the cause of the next amendment to be repealed which is the 13th. Every damn time, seems like it'll never change or at least get better.  This brings me to the question; what would the real Jim Crow would have done to Thomas Rice if he'd known this would be his legacy.  I believe it's safe to say he would have killed Rice.  Can you blame him?      Yes, Jim Crow was a real brotha who grew up in New Orleans...
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Mahogany Keys: The Complex Image of the African American Woman 3

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Interview with Luna Charles Director of Hardcastle Enterprises Corp. and Author Born in Haiti and a resident of South Florida for the last twenty one years, Luna is a self-published author and the Director of Hardcastle Enterprises Corp., a business she created to help people realize the full potential that they have within themselves.  The oldest of five kids from a single mother, Luna learned early that life may not seem fair but hard work and dedication will get you to where you want to go. Daily in her work she strives for excellence using those early lessons to reinforce her spirit and those around her when times get tough. Her first novel Men Are Not The Problem is a heartfelt story of overcoming adversity and finding the love within which can conquer all wounds. The success and theme behind this novel inspired her to write the second literary novel/ journal...
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The White Girl Game

I attempted suicide after losing so horribly.  She brought me home after she fired me.  At the time I thought it was because she was being nice and was concerned.  Now I know it was to inspect my living arrangements and confirm her cruel judgment.  I am not one of those people that share at work, at least not about my private life.  I grew up the first born grandchild of nineteen.  All our parents worked and all were professionals.  My grandmother was our daycare provider and she made sure that we were being prepared for the working world.   Fifteen of my cousins are male, so I was taught from day one how to work like a man in a man’s world.  It is really not that hard, you don’t talk about home stuff, you don’t talk about much at all, and you never show any emotion at work.  I was...
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Mahogany Keys: The Complex Image of the African American Woman

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When I started this series of interviews many cautioned me that black people would not want to talk to me. Wrong. As a matter of fact, after I started sending out emails, expressing my intentions to write about these issues, the positive response was overwhelming. To be honest, people of color talked to me a long time ago, in various workplace settings. I remember vividly one lady who was a nurse and who told me -- wiping her tears -- that she was refused work because some would not accept a black woman as a caregiver. Or, when we were showing puppies, I was asked by a visibly embarrassed woman if her biracial child was allowed to play with them. Many similar scenarios have haunted me for years. Black people talk to me every day, sometimes expressing themselves non-verbally. Actually, some of this “everyday” stuff is so heavy that I wonder...
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What is the definition of a "Successful" black man and by your or who else's standards?


     On another infamous social site this picture was posted.  It got about 1900 hits with half the number of comments, cool if you want to be popular.  What's just as disturbing is the captions that came with the photo.   The original or sub caption reads "INSTEAD OF TEACHING HIS SON HOW TO READ OR BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BLACK MAN........NIGGA TRAINING HIM 2 GO 2 JAIL EARLY!!!!"        Now I commend the person who posted the pic for trying to reach out but then I continued on to read the name of the alias of the person who posted it and let me tell you, that person maybe the person in the same picture or the person who took it.  Hey it's all about credibility.  Don't be mad, just saying.    The second captions reads "Even got lil bro in a wifebeater waiting for his chance at...
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