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Wine of Violence

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. Proverbs 4:17 – King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition There is a disturbing new trend that has reared its ugly head in recent months. We see it in our communities, on television, radio and across our social networks on the web. I am referring to the ...

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Fellas, Don’t be Scurred

Quicky Alert! There’s this funny thing that happens when you ask a man to do something like, go into your purse. Their eyes get all big, they get all nervous and some even act like you just asked them to go to the store and record an Instagram video while purchasing feminine products for you. I won’t even get into ...

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About a Girl named Roscoe…

As some of my friends and most of my family know, I have been blessed with the honor of my first grandchild. She is due right around Christmas time. When you’re not quite 40 and you find out that you are going to be a grandmother, so much goes through you, especially if you’re this not-quite-40 lady. I think I ...

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Don’t be a Bully

Who knew that as an adult I would have to deal with being bullied. Wait, let me back track a smidgen. I am currently taking a few HUGE, beautiful leaps in my life. One of which is marriage and the other is starting a life in a new strange land, Georgia. Now, as you know, these things cost a guap ...

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Dying and Rebirthing

(This was written in response to receiving an invite to apply to be an ambassador at the Women and Girls Rising Initiative at the Ford Foundation in September. Now, I don’t know if I’ll be accepted, but any opportunity to get my words out is just that—an opportunity!) Upon receiving the invite to apply for this prestigious honor, I linked ...

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Learning Lipstick

‘…putas llevan ropa de color rojo. . putas pintan sus labios rojos. Llevan zapatos rojos y ropa interior roja…’ The first things I ever learned from my mother and grandmother as a child had to do with comportment. How to sit so that no one could see under my skirt. How to be demure. Quiet. Almost blending in with whatever ...

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Hem & Haw

Real quick…I realize something. Adult humans, in general, are afraid to give their all. We hem and haw over damn near every single decision. It’s almost as if we are programmed to second guess ourselves and our ever decision. Often times we end up doubting ourselves right out of success, fortune and true life in general. We certainly second guess ...

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