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.
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There are atheists everywhere even in the heartland.
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.
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.
Why do the Obamas use a lecturing tone when addressing African American audiences? Today First Lady Obama addressed Bowie State University and the headline above is how Politico saw her visit. Sure she congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments but that gets lost in the sauce. Why highlight the negative at a time of celebration. If she was addressing Princeton, Harvard or Brown would she bemoan the baller mentality? Don’t get me wrong there are young people who view being a baller as their only ticket out of the hood, but they were not the ones that were sitting before her in caps and gowns they simply desrve our applause.
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You can’t pay most women enough money for them to reveal their weight, but not Zoe Saldana. On the cover of Allure magazine Saldana boldy proclaims she is only 115 pounds. In the article she reveals how she has been able to maintain her weight. Is it a problem for the magazine to reveal her weight? Share your thoughts.
Every parent sets the rules for their own children. Will and Jada Smith’s son Jaden will be turning 15 and he wants to be emanicipated. Emancipation would give him the authority to live on his own and handle his personal business. This is a family affair, but what do you think, is a 15 year old ready to make adult decisions? Share your thoughts.