By Denene Millner
Her rush to decide whether to give her 5-year-old son, Kiyan, a sibling was buoyed by a frank conversation from her ob-gyn, who, in telling La La that it was time to replace her intrauterine device—I know, a little T.M.I.—warned her that she needed to figure out if she was going to have another child before age, health and life circumstances took away the option.
Clearly unnerved by the idea of fitting a second pregnancy and child into her already monumentally-busy life—the TV personality and movie star has a new make-up line and, because of her husband’s NBA schedule, raises her son primarily on her own—La La went on a massive polling expedition, grilling her mom and best friends for their opinions on whether it was smart to have another child simply because the clock is ticking and Kiyan wants a little brother.
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“You are already dead to the world.” This was written by the Marquis de Sade in The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings . Unfortunately, via logic and real life occurrences, it is clear that this is consonant with the manner in which men of African descent are apprised in the United States. It is so bad that many of us do not even respect our own lives let alone the life, well-being and prosperity of another.
It should be obvious to the astute and free thinker, after all even prior to the founding fathers, the historical fact is that slavery had been a prominent feature of America almost two centuries before the founders took up the process of writing a constitution and that there had been few if any real efforts to end the ugly and barbaric practice according to, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay. Even with the constitution, the development and acceptance of the continuous tradition as to how European Americans perceived individuals form Africa, whether slave or free man has been consistent upon these shores ever since.
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