Category Archives: Lifestyle

Colin Kaepernick: What’s Really Going On?

A year ago when Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, I questioned his timing and reasoning. I believe we all have the right to protest and boycott, … Continue reading

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What if we added the word “too”

It’s a cold day in America, figuratively. Blacks and whites are at each other’s throats, calling each other names, and accusing one another of being racist, bias, and/or prejudice. No, it’s not 1960, it’s 2016. Sadly, many Americans back then … Continue reading

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“Eye” See Color

Try to engage an adult, especially a white person, in a conversation about race…I guarantee you, the first thing out of their mouth will be, “I don’t see color.” Do you believe that? I sure don’t! The truth is, we … Continue reading

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A Letter to a Former Teacher

Dear Mrs. Street, I still remember the first day I walked into your class. You had it all set up nice and neat. It was obvious you took time to prepare it for lost kids like me. Your room was … Continue reading

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Why I Hate the “N” Word

You can tell me it’s cool, you can tell me it’s a greeting. But what you can’t tell me is that it’s not a racial slur. The word was created to break down a certain color of people. It was … Continue reading

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I Am Not Impressed

I am not impressed by the phony, hypocritical, bandwagoners that have taken over our society today. You know…the ones who wait to see what’s hot in the news and the stance taken by the majority before they make a comment … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, but Don’t Make Excuses for Me: A note from a young black male teacher

Three years ago…“So what penitentiary is that Rodney Jordan in today”? One year later, “Man I’ve been to jail four times and I just knew I’d see your son there.” Sound harsh? Well, the first question was asked by one … Continue reading

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