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Category : Black Issues

December 12, 2007

All shit, a modern Emancipation Proclamation has jumped off by way of the US Sentencing Commission! I'm tired & do not feel like being very original with my response, but I did want to follow up here. In general, this is good news but I guess I am concerned about the wave of

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December 11, 2007

Months ago, I decided not to discuss race and all the drama surrounding it because I frankly became racially burned out. So to keep my therapy (via blogging) going I turned to photo-blogging & I have been enjoying it. Although there have been many things in the news &

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November 23, 2007

As I was preparing the vegetables for Site Suzy's corn bread dressing, I was wondering to myself why US minorities celebrate these white holidays. I was wondering if Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving & when they sit around (if) the table are they thankful that they anc

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October 31, 2007

Next to my wedding band, this is antique ivory bracelet is my favorite piece of jewelry. The ivory jeweler assured me that it was at least 150 years old & said that the cracks helps reveal the age.When I got it, I was really nervous about it, hoping my friends or others woul

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October 28, 2007

First of all, beauty iz Black, no matter the hue, hair texture etc... Now back to the matter @ hand.I met this 14 year old model the other day & was floored when she told me how old she was. When I entered the area where the models were getting hair & make up, he mother

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October 24, 2007

It was a perfect autumn cold, gray & wet day here in my town; a very stark contrast to what is going on in CA these past few days.Hearing the stories of people losing homes, businesses & even lives kinda got me a little down on the drive home while listening to NPR.When I

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October 9, 2007

As I sit here sipping on my 2nd glass of wine talking shit with Suite Suzy, a thought popped into my buzz filled head.If Juanita Bynum is a profitess prophetess, then why come she didn't know she was going to get her ass beat by her boo.Anyway, I bet Thomas Weeks feels like getti

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August 26, 2007

I was not going to say anything here about Common’s new CD “Finding Forever” because so many sites have deep intense posts about the album. On the Mindspill I prefer to post about music that needs to be heard but hard to find. I love “discovering” & putting people

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August 22, 2007

Over the last few weeks I have been engaging in conversations with some sisters out & about in Detroit about the dating scene & pool of potential boos. What I have been hearing is really fucked up & not really anything new if you read relationship blogs like Sugar n Spice,

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August 21, 2007

Well one week ago I posted about having to drive to Cleveland to attend a funeral of my brother’s cousin who was murdered by her boyfriend. Come to find out, this boyfriend was an ex-sugar daddy who happens to be white & 70 years old (yeah you heard me).The old man shot her be

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…