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Have One Less Problem!

June 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Have One Less Problem!  – Daily Word June 27, 2014 

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Let Happiness Be Your Truth!!

February 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Let Happiness Be Your Truth!! – Daily Word February 17, 2014
    
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Daily Word February 25, 2013 – Stop Waiting and Get busy NOW!!

February 25, 2013 7 comments

Stop Waiting and Get busy NOW!! – Daily Word February 25, 2013  

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Santorum’s Positions Reminiscent of Jim Crow

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment

http://rawdawgb.blogspot.com/2012/03/santorums-positions-reminiscent-of-jim.html

By Torrance Stephens

It is not farfetched for me to see Rick Santorum living in America some 160 years ago, comfortable in his conservatism appreciative and accepting of the status quo. Maybe this why he resonates so clearly with a large corpus of benighted lunatics that cherish his every word. No doubt, Santorum as his supports would be more comfortable and would prefer to live in a world in which African descendants were in bondage or subjugated by institutional laws and policies that kept us in our place. If not during the time of slavery, then certainly Jim Crow America would have suited him fine. Especially given what he said recently on the campaign rail in Mississippi and Alabama.
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Mind Control: Raising A Critical Thinker

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

http://mybrownbaby.com/2011/10/how-to-raise-african-american-children-who-are-critical-thinkers/

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By CAROLYN EDGAR

My son’s 5th grade Humanities class was given an assignment to write a letter to the Founding Fathers, explaining how the Constitution works today, and thanking the Framers for their foresight in developing the foundation for the democracy and freedom we enjoy.

My son disagreed with the assignment.

He said, “I don’t want to thank the Framers for the Constitution they drafted. They didn’t get rid of slavery, and that didn’t happen until Abraham Lincoln and the 13th Amendment.”

My son asked for—and quickly received—my permission to tackle the assignment differently. Rather than thanking the Framers for the Constitution they drafted, he chose instead to criticize the Founding Fathers for preserving slavery. He pointed out the contradictions between the promise of Bill of Rights and the reality that, in 1787, those rights only applied to white men. His critique of the Founding Fathers focused on slavery, but he also pointed out that women didn’t get to enjoy the full rights of citizenship until the 19th Amendment was passed in the 1920s.

I was proud of my son’s choice. He thought critically about the assignment and how he wanted to address it, rather than simply giving the expected response. Fortunately, his teacher received his take on the project favorably, and gave him a grade worthy of his effort. Read more…

Do It Right!! – Daily Word September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Do It Right!! – Daily Word September 16, 2011

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