Tag Archives: Black People

Presidential love triangle at Illinois polls

The Two Ways out of the Neighborhood…which one did you choose?

Interesting article. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/there-were-just-2-ways-out-of-my-neighborhood-bask,37175/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Pic:Week1:Default

What is the hardest interview question you have ever been asked?

You never know what you will be asked on an interview. Even when you prepare you can be blindsided with a question. Share the hardest question you have ever been asked.

Is Our Ebola Strategy being shaped on the fly?

I took a plane flight this past weekend and I took plastic gloves annd disinfectant wipes to clean the tray tables and the armrest, but I knew that was an act of spitting in the wind. Ebola is here and we don’t seem to know how to handle it. the government seems more reactive than proactive. Health care workers are complaining about a lack of protocol. The government seems to be in some kind of paralytic stupor. The talking heads they send out can’t offer comfort because they know this is more than they can handle. We need a plan and not platitudes. This is not going to get better until someone comes up with a actual plan that is not predicated on reaction. Are we expecting too much from our government?

Vest or Vote…is this ad fair or foul?

This ad is from Dream Defenders. Do you think it is fair? We have seen incidents of police misconduct, but in some areas wouldn’t the young men and boys wear them to fend off criminals that are actually their neighbors? Share your thoughts.

Juan McFarland, Alabama pastor admits to having AIDs and sleeping with members

juan macfarland

I read the linked story today and I am left shaking my head. So many people love and trust their pastor, and more often than not that trust is deserved. When your pastor asks you to have sex with him please note he is not a man of God. He is simply a man looking for a hookup, but if only that was the only problem. Pastor Juan McFarland admitted in the pulpit to multple hookups, misuse of church funds, and he has AIDS. The congregation is reeling and he has been fired, but is that enough? If a pastor misuses church funds shouldn’t there be some legal ramifications? What are the women left to do that slept with him? Why did they sleep with him? This is a sad story. There are no winners but there is a villian and his name is Juan.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alabama-pastor-admits-sex-church-grounds-article-1.1968497

Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola patient dies

It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time.

Did Indiana police go too far?

The police pulled the woman over for a seat belt violation, but they spent more time questioning her passenger. The conversation went on for 13 minutes and when the police determined he was non complient they took it to another level. Let’s be clear the police should not have broken the window. In doing so they risked injury to the children in the backseat, but were their actions racist? They never uttered racial ephitets at the passenger, but would they have treated any non-complient person this same way? Share your thoughts.

Raven Symone says don’t label me African American


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Fire Shut Up in My Bones (A Memoir) by Charles M. Blow is a Must Read

Fire Shut up

I have been writing this blog for 7 years, and over the years I have received dozens of books from authors seeking reviews. This book is not one of them. This book I sought out. Over the years I have been a fan of Charles Blow. His columns in the New York Times reflect a quiet intensity that stirs the reader to want to take an action step. Sometimes memoirs are narcissistic endeavors. An exercise that allows the author to recite their struggle as the reader sits back as a passenger on the journey. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is not that kind of book. It engages the reader from the jump. Blow has the ability to pull the reader in with his rich use of language, and his characters have so many layers that the reader does not judge them, but yearns to simply understand them. He paints a literary picture with the masterstrokes of a talented Picasso. As I read the book I found myself writing down some of his powerful literary prose. Toward the end of the book he writes about a girl he loved and he wrote this “With her I relaxed, exhaled and forgot myself, and became myself”. This southern gentleman can turn a phrase in a way that compels the reader to turn the page. This book is a must read for this fall.

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