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#WritingCommunity: Less “Followers” and “Likes;” More WRITING

Yes, I will be that guy. When I go on Twitter to promote my books, I use the #WritingCommunity hashtag to do so. As of late, I’ve been able to see quite a bit of tweets from fellow writers. That’s definitely a … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter: I Once Said I Did Not Support This. I Was Wrong

On September 2, 2015, I wrote a blog post which was titled, “Here Is Why I Don’t Support ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Never Will.” In case you are interested, here is the post: https://pplscrt79.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/here-is-why-i-dont-support-black-lives-matter-and-never-will/ At that time, President Obama was still … Continue reading

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“Don’t Feed The #Trolls:” Here Is Why That Doesn’t Fix The Problem

Several years ago, I attended Army Equal Opportunity Training. There was an exercise we did in which the class was instructed to draw five random chips of different colors from a cup and each color was to represent an unknown (to … Continue reading

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Black Folks, Yes…We Still Have On Shackles. But White People Didn’t Put Them There

As a 36-year-old black man, whenever I hear someone reference slavery or use it as an analogy, it’s completely embarrassing. For one, because it’s a slap in the face to our ancestors. None of us were alive to have the … Continue reading

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BLACK FOLKS, When You Feel The Need To Call Me “Coon,” “House Nigger,” “Uncle Tom” or “Sellout,” When I Don’t Agree With You, That Shows YOUR Insecurities, Not Mine

No…that’s not me. Most NFL fans know that that’s Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman. During a recent press conference, Sherman decided to speak up about the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Here is what he said: “…as a black man, … Continue reading

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Want To Lump All Police Officers Together Because of a Few Bad Apples? Feel Free. Just Don’t Be Surprised When They Aren’t There When You Need Them

A few days ago at around 11 p.m., I got a speeding ticket somewhere near Kansas City, MO, for going 83 in a 70. When I was pulled over, of course, I was a bit annoyed, but I understood that … Continue reading

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So, An Interracial Relationship Or Speaking Out About Problems Within Our Community Makes Me a “Self-Hating Black Person”? Takes One To Know One

It has come to my attention a good while ago that a lot of people out there are jealous of me.  Plain and simple.  However, I’m not referring to material possessions or things like that, because for one, that has … Continue reading

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