Parenting Horror Stories

  • February 23, 2013
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Some years ago, an audience participant on our Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith Cable TV show proclaimed, “ You need a driver’s license to drive. You need a license to own a dog. . . “ Of course she went on to wonder why society doesn’t have some similiar regulation…

Black History Marches Through Your Town

  • February 9, 2013
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It’s not real smart for today’s black parents to rely on February as the month their children get to find out who they are, and, most likely, the scant amount of information the kids get exposed to isn’t coming from their homes. It doesn’t matter how many marching bands wearing colorful…

Ask Your Preacher Man About The New Jim Crow

  • February 2, 2013
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Some years ago, during the late 1960s, my younger sister, who at the time was attending UCLA’s law school, was part of a project that took her to one of California’s state prisons for men.She said she saw why she and other black women her age had trouble finding men…