Friday, November 24, 2017

Wickham on Mississippi Governor Barbour’s Pardons

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under community, crime, in the news

If you haven’t heard, outgoing Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barbour pardoned a slew of criminals which would allow them to retain their right to vote. Instead of support from the very organizations fighting to restore voting rights these same groups have degenerated into opposing the Governor’s pardons and Mississippi’s Democratic Attorney General is trying to […]

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Saddest Thing I’ve Read in A Long Time

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under community, crime, in the news

I reside in the District of Columbia, our nation’s Capitol. And while DC and Official Washington are steps from each other, it seems as if they’re worlds apart. Official Washington’s roads are clean, monuments welcome tourists, and the economy is bustling. In DC, crime is rampant, the unemployment rate is staggering, and regard for one […]

Failure to Report: Penn State in Our Own Communities

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community, in the news

The Penn State child rape scandal hurts my heart every time I hear more about the horrible details of how Sandusky destroyed the innocence of likely dozens of young boys and betrayed the public trust. But what is also troubling to me is the number of people around him who allegedly witnessed his attacks on […]

Election Day in Several States, How About Occupying the Voting Booth? #election2011

November 8, 2011 by  
Filed under community, politics

In many states today is Election Day. Voters will go to the ballot to elect governors, mayors, and state legislators. And in many states, voters will have a say on controversial ballot measures. It seems to me that anyone who has participated in an “Occupy” event, held a sign, retweeted an “occupy” message, or has […]

So Where Have You Been blackgirlgrown?

Okay, so even though I’ve read the blog posts that say you should never explain an absence, I feel like I should. I owe it to my very dedicated readers who have been on this journey with me over the last two and a half years. What have I been doing? Working my butt off! […]

Must Read: President Obama’s Speech to School Kids

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community, education, obama

Today, President Obama gave his annual back to school speech at Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington, DC. Incredibly endearing was the poised young lady who introduced President Obama. I can’t find her full name. But her first name was Donae and she did such a great job. I think she was the student class […]

Book Recommendation: Black Woman Redefined – Available Now!

My good friend and colleague former JET Columnist, White House Reporter, MSNBC / Grio.com & Essence contributor Sophia Nelson has penned a new book that everyone is talking about! Black Woman Redefined:  Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in The Age of Michelle Obama. We all heard about and were appalled by the Psychology Today article last week […]

Sites We Like: Whitehouse.gov/AfricanAmericans

April 12, 2011 by  
Filed under community, obama, politics

The White House recently launched a website portal geared toward the African American community and policy issues affecting us. In unveiling the new website, Michael Blake, Director of African American Outreach for the White House, noted that the site will “…allow for people to better understand how the Obama Administration’s policies and work have benefited […]

Little Girls and H E Double Hockey Sticks

February 22, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community

Depending on the week, my Saturday hair appointment can be humorous, excruciating, or freakishly pleasant.  This Saturday’s appointment proved eventful.  It left me more perplexed than anything. While in the shampoo room, a mother was getting her hair washed while her two young children stood and watched (quite loudly, but innocently enough).  The boy and […]

Be A Kid. Don’t Have One.

February 12, 2011 by  
Filed under community

Great campaign on the side of a DC Metrobus. Now that’s keeping it real.

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