George Zimmerman’s defense team has released text messages of Trayvon Martin. Martin talks to his friends about fighting, guns and family problems. Let’s just say Martin might not have been the perfect child. he might have been a little brass and a little cocky, but did he deserve to die? No he did not and that is the point of this case.
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Dr. Dre decided to donate HIS money to USC. Some are asking why didn’t he give it to an HBCU? Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after his sexting scandal was revealed. He got caught with his pants down on Twitter. He initially lied and said that his account had been hacked, but he finally came clean, but now he wants to be the mayor of New York. It has been 2 years since the scandal. Has the public forgiven him? If his wife has forgiven him is this the public’s business? Former governor of South Carolina was caught in an adulterous sitation and he recently won he recently won a congressional seat. The question is does the public still expect high moral conduct in their elected officials or do they just attribute bad behavior to being human? Share your thoughts.
I remember Tom Joyner leading the charge to get Genarlow Wilson released from prison. In 2007 he was released and on sunday he graduated from Morehouse. I thought this was the story of a boy wronged by the system and ultimatley triumphed over that system, but I apparently missed the controversy. Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
Is it possible to make a joke about fried chicken to black people without being branded racist? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Lizz Winstead is the latest victim of 140 characters. She tweeted what she thought was a funny tweet regarding conservatives and the Pressident. When will people learn that 140 characters can be very dangerous? Read the linked story and share your thought.
I thought the deficit was the most important issue facing Americans. The GOP leaders were committed to balancing the deficit no matter what it took. Cut, cut, cut that is what Americans were going to have to do. This was by far their issue, but nobody is talking about the deficit anymore. Did it become less important or is there another way to attack the administration? Three issues have become front burner issues: Benghazi, AP and IRS. The IRS scandal is a valid issue. No adminstration has the right to target a group for special scrunity, and we lost four lives in the Benghazi tragedy, but let us not forget 4,000 lives have been lost in Iraq where was the GOP outrage then? America has a number of problems including jobs…no one is talking about this on either side of the aisle. Is there any governing going on in DC or is there only partisan posturing?
My daughter told me yesterday that one of the girls at her high school had died. I asked her what happened and she said she did not know. Today we found out that the girl had hung herself. Now everyone is left wondering why. there will be crisis counsellors at the school tomorrow. The girl was a senior and she was 12 days away from graduating but now there will be a rose on her chair. I talked to my daughter and just said that our problems are temporal and they will pass but suicide is forever. it is sad to know that so much potential will never be realized and we will never know what she could have achieved. We grieve for the loss to her family but we have to continue to talk to our young people and let them know into every life there will be sadness and disppointment, but we want them to reach out and not internalize their pain. Parents, friends, loved ones take this opportunity to talk to the young people in your life and let them know that you are there for them. Sometimes they simply need someone to listen not provide all the solutions but be that safe place that we all need. Sometimes they are seeking advice and be brave enough to give it. Sometimes we need to speak first and just ask how is it going and be willing to stick around long enough to really get an answer. That will require us to put the phone down and turn off the computer. It is going to require us to be truly present. Suicide at any age is painful, but at 17 it is a loss to the family and to society because we will never know what she could have been.