Dear Black People, Your Savior and Oppressor Have The Same Blue Eyes!

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~Shemeka Michelle Movies such as “The Blind Side” will have many people believing in the great white hope! However, the savior mentality between Blacks and Whites actually go back further than that. Many African Americans grew up in a home believing in a white Jesus with blue eyes that was memorialized in a picture on the wall.  When we thought …

My 11-year Old Daughter Wants Butt Implants

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My daughter walked in my room and asked me how she looked. Then she hopped up on my bed so that she could see a full body image of herself in the mirror on my dresser. She had on jeggings that were obviously stuffed to make her butt look bigger. I laughed and shook my head but she was so …

I’m Not Your Superwoman!

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The day I no longer wanted to be a wife I knew my life was in trouble My American dream was slipping away My life began to crumble   It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be a Mrs. It wasn’t that I didn’t want my kids It’s that- I wanted me more   I am no one’s maid I …

I Was Willing to KILL for A Man That Didn’t Want Me!

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  She ranted that I should never pull a gun without using it. She also said if she pulled out her gun, she definitely would! As she continued to make threats, I thought to myself “I have to kill her BEFORE she kills me”! With a gun in my pocket and my finger on the trigger, I was prepared to …

Dear RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER ACADEMY, What Happened?

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Dear Research Triangle Charter Academy,  When my oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2001, I felt like the luckiest mom in town. The atmosphere of the school was such that, her dad and I felt like we were receiving a private education experience at no charge. Now we feel like middle class parents who have our children enrolled in an inner …