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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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#MarchForOurLives: POEM – Don’t Let Adults

DON’T LET ADULTS   Don’t let adults try to box you in silence, More worried about their guns than repeated school violence; Not caring if children die while school is in session As they cling to these silly, inanimate possessions. … Continue reading

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#HatersGonnaHate: Why Acknowledging Haters Is Playing Right Into Their Hands

Listen…I’m with you. I feel you. This isn’t me on some pedastal and wagging my finger Dikembe Mutombo-style at anyone and everyone who is less than perfect as though I am perfect myself. Not even close. Think of this as more … Continue reading

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Here Is Why I Feel Jokey Smurf Can Still Teach Us A Lot About Ourselves Today

“HAHAHAHAHAHA…I GOT A SURPRISE FOR YOU!” *BOOOOOOOOOM* If you’re a fan of the Smurfs, then you know who this cute little prankster is. He is Jokey Smurf. We all know his game. If not, it’s pretty simple. He often gives “surprises” to the other … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Initially Sign Up To Argue All Day on #SocialMedia. So Why Does It Dominate So Many Lives?

I believe the first time I ever involved myself with any form of social media was while I was deployed to Iraq in late 2005.  Remember MySpace?  That was it back then. If you want to go back even further, … Continue reading

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#Addiction: Where We As Non-Addicts Could Stand To Empathize

Many years ago, a little after I first joined the Army (I believe I was 18 or 19 at the time) another soldier and I stepped outside. This soldier was in his 30s. Anyway, we saw another soldier smoking. The other … 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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