Where ‘Giving as Good as You Get’ Goes Wrong

“Giving as good as you get” is a quality concept. When you are returning beauty and generosity, this works. When it comes to harsh words, however, this concept can be dangerous. Hurt people will hurl barbs at a target with relentless rapid fire. Anger can trigger some of the most brutal tongue lashings. In my experience, I have learned from many persons who were ‘fly at the mouth’. Silence is golden. Often times I did […]

The National Anthem: Star Spangled Slavery

The National anthem, or Star Spangled banner, beefing has captured much of our attention. Patriotism can be veiled as emotional manipulation. Many blindly align themselves to a red, white, and blue striped rag simply from symbolism. Francis Scott Key, the songwriter, observed a battle firsthand where the flag was flying. However, he was fully immersed in a war and highly charged at the time. What did he mean when he penned it? What did Francis […]

Black Love and Our Fascination with the Obamas

There is a dearth of’ Black’ Love stories.  The Obamas “Southside”, is a Hollywood tale chosen for people to celebrate. It’s dressed up for urban appeal with the integration of the  ‘southside’ designation. It’s almost akin to spending a smidgen of attention on the sister with shattered ‘self – esteem’. You’ve bought her. Hook, line, and sinker. She believes in you. You represent her dreams.  Backhanded scraps are a distraction. Simply for entertainment. Having full […]

Expectations and Greater Growth

   Expectations. Some of us have none. But most don’t have awareness of the ones they have. Plenty of us have too many expectations. Sometimes our wants cloud our thoughts. There will always be needs. When deciphering between necessity and wish, things can get complicated. Life is to be lived. It’s natural to share. Yet, it takes an unbelievable amount of effort to make a shared existence happen. We didn’t think it could. But, sometimes […]