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Are there two Americas?

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Kent State Urban Outfitters Offensive Tee Shirt…why did people buy it?

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Everybody needs a blood splattered tee shirt in their wardrobe…no they don’t. Why would a company sell a shirt like this? May 4, 1970 four students were killed on the Kent State campus. People buying the shirts probably don’t even know that, but the company probably did. So now comes the outrage and the free publicity. sounds like a win-win for Urban Outfitters.

Politics from the Eyes of an Ebony Mom is 7 years old today

I have been writing this blog for 7 years. I have written over 5,000 posts. This blog has given me the opportunity to have a conversation with people all over the world. My goal has been to have a discussion that is inclusive. I post opinions that agree with my own and I also post those that don’t. The only thing I ask is that we respect each other. Thank you for reading and I will continue to write.

Ray Rice is a Man not a Monster

How many times will the networks play the horrific video? We’ve seen it on every network for the past few days. Each time has to be another stab in the heart for Janay Rice, but her feelings are lost in the media hysteria. Ray Rice lost his job, his reputation, his endorsements, and he faces an uncertain future. Rice is no victim, but he is no monster. Rice is a man who made a terrible decision. No man ever has the right to hit a woman, but let’s not make Rice the face of domestic violence. It is ironic that some of his critics probably have also raised their hands to their woman, but fortunately for them there is no footage for the world to see. The NFL currently employs other abusers and at this point their contracts have not been nullified. The Ravens play on national television tomorrow night and the Rice conversation will continue, but the discussion needs to move in a new direction. Rice is history and it is time to let him and his family move on with their new life. It is also time to address the cadre of abusers that will suit up on Sunday. Deal with them.
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Janay Rice calls this a “horrible nightmare”

“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

Drew Carey offers 10K reward for Bay Village High School students who did the offensive ice bucket challenge

This story is unbelievable.

http://www.cleveland.com/bay-village/index.ssf/2014/09/drew_carey_offers_to_help_bay.html

Iyanla Fix My Life-34 children by 17 women…don’t blame his parents

I am watching Iyanla Fix My Life season opener. Jay is the father of 34 children by 17 women. Listening to his parents it is obvious they were not ideal parents, but they are not the reason that this 44 year old man has 34 children by 17 women. He did it. He is responsible for his actions not his parents. This is the first of three parts. Vanzant is dealing with his pain but what about the children. They will be a part of this series, but what happens when she packs up her cameras? Will anybody be fixed or is that the point? Is this simply a sensational story exploited for ratings? Share your thoughts.

Fox News KT McFarland blames president for beheadings


Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Does Ferguson showcase the generational division in the black community?

Who is leading the young people in the black community? As we watch the conflict in Ferguson we see young people willing to risk tear gas to get their point across. To these young people Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are icons from the past. They are not really relevant figures to the young people. This is the social media generation. They are more comfortable texting than listening to leaders from the past recite rhymes or platitudes. So where do we go from here? What is victory? Will an arrest quell the violence? Since an arrest is not imminent will the unrest simply go on unchecked? No it won’t. The city has to return to normal. People have to go work, children have to go back to school. This has to come to an end, and it will, it will be interesting to see how it ends.

Do you understand autism?

Let me answer the question in the headline-no I don’t understand it. Television shows like Parenthood feature autistic characters, but as my friend pointed out most television autistic characters are high functioning, but what do you do when you have two adult non-verbal autistic sons? Do you lock them in a basement? A couple in Maryland did just that and there story is circulating and people are making their comments and their judgments, but who are we to judge? Yes we can agree that keeping two people padlocked in a room for hours could easily be defined as cruel and unusual, but we do need to hear their story. We need to know whether they had sought resources and were they denied? There is more to this story and we need to know all the facts before we think about casting the first stone.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/22/maryland-parents-accused-keeping-autistic-sons-locked-in-basement/

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