Category Archives: evolving life experiences

NOT one of Aunt Haggie’s children!

Thank heavens for records of former slaves that survived to document the everyday unsung victories over the institution of slavery: The famed letter written by an ex-slave in response to his former master’s request that he return to the plantation, … Continue reading

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Black v. White culture

Yesterday, half of the NAACP audience gave Mitt Romney a standing ovation after he addressed the convention. Extracting those members of the audience planted by the candidate, the remaining folk standing did so because that is what’s done in black … Continue reading

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Black women as Superwomen

Ebony magazine headline SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME: Are Black Women Killing Themselves to be Strong? Reminded me of a session in marriage counseling with husband #1. I was lamenting not being able to be June Cleaver (“Leave it to Beaver” mom) because … Continue reading

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Aunt Haggie’s children

Aunt Haggie’s children On a recent visit with a 90 year old cousin, she became annoyed with the imprudent behavior of her fellow church members in preparation for Sunday service. Instead of using the N word to describe their ignorant … Continue reading

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“Sing the praises of our ancestors”

A post by Rosemary Mullally touched my soul because it conveyed  the burning desire deep within me to collect and share the stories of my family: “As an African American living in a country and a society of Africans, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Health care and the Affordable car act (ACA)

The ACA requires those who do not have health insurance to make a sacrifice so that (1) emergency rooms are used as true emergencies and not as primary health care; and (2) so that local taxes which support the indigent … Continue reading

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On finding white slave master ancestors

All my life I was told that all four of my grandparents had mixed race backgrounds. Of course, this was no surprise as my father was light skinned with”good hair” from his mulatto grandparents on both paternal and maternal sides. … Continue reading

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