During my teaching days I wrangled grades 6 through 12. You would NOT believe how many warnings and scoldings I had to give the students—even those IN my classes—regarding profanity. It was one thing to hear 16-and 17-year-olds cuss or swear in the hallways. It was another thing entirely to hear profanity from the mouths of 12-year-olds--many of whom had just learned how to find their way to the cafeteria for lunch. The depressing part of teacher enforc
You will not see many REAL fathers doing their thing in the feminized mainstream mess (FMS) as it is more important--in our view--to get the job done, rather than pose for the cameras, or appear on talk shows explaining why we do, what we do. But it SURE would be nice for many in our communities to take the time to remember that they have gotten where they are thanks to TWO people. A Black mother AND a Black father.
Rising percussionist and MC discusses how studying jazz has influenced his work as a hip-hop artist.
Since the introduction of the Walkman, to see a teenager with a pair of headphones or earbuds on is a common sight. We now have decades of parents complaining about the mind numbing effect of having music pumped into your ears all of the time as well as the isolating effect of personal listening devices. For musicians this activity is a form of studying as opposed to escapism. Such is the case wit
NB Commentary: This country dedicates monuments, federal buildings, streets, towns, libraries, roads and holidays to its war criminals, slave holders, pedophiles, drug addicts, corporate moguls and mafia connected king pins. It says a lot about how it protects its criminals, honors them and gives them high office in the land.
Small wonder that they would select someone like Bill Clinton for the presidency and quite possibly, his wife as well. I used to always wonder about that. It seems strange t
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, all I wanted was to be accepted for who I was – glasses and all, and look like my best girlfriend Susan. What I later learned is that it wouldn’t have mattered what I looked like, because most kids wanted to look like or be someone else.
While most of my friends had strict parents, I didn’t have any close friends (that I knew of) whose parents were verbally (or physically) cruel. I say that because as a kid we had parental permission to visit our close friends an
NB Commentary: Let me preface my commentary with these words, yes, my commentary is biased, yes, it may have even been a little bit emotional, and yes, I may have been a little curt if not with a tinge of anger, but sometimes when someone gets on YouTube and provides "disinformation" as if they are an expert on a subject they are talking about... well it just rubs me. It is a particular rub for me in this case as this is a subject that I have explored, studied, understood it pros and cons across
Ask Nana:Great video and great advice. Kudos to Lenon Honor and his wife, Aida. I can confer as a Mental Health Professional for many years and also from my own experience. One thing that is missing in this presentation is the focus on the female in this relationship. Why is she so angry? Of course he obviously does not know or cannot see what it is that has made her so angry, but it could be a number of things. She may have come from a very angry household and he may have come from an abusive
• Dr. Mutulu Shakur is a New Afrikan community and prison organizer whose primary work has been in the area of health. He is a doctor of acupuncture and was a co-founder and director of two institutions devoted to improving health care in the Black community. In 1970 Dr. Shakur was employed by the Lincoln Detox (detoxification) Community (addiction treatment
Brian is asleep. He has worked the last ten nights straight. He has also spent his days working on his part-time job. Most of you know our situation. He can’t pay child support. We have a child. I can’t get an apartment in a safe and decent neighborhood. We have made a decision to share a place until things change or until our Sarah Bear goes off to college. Either way, this thing of ours has an expiration date. How we spend this time of incarceration is up to us. It’s our choice to do
In January of this year the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the HBCU, and the Black Fraternities and Sororities (also known as the Divine 9) and other Black organizations held an emergency press conference in reference to the tragic beating death of Robert Champion Jr., by members of the marching band in some sort of bizarre hazing ritual.
It was just announced that the President of the University has resigned (been fired?) from his post; and the band has been
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Hello All: I just received an email in reference to the January 17 press conference convened by the National Newspaper Publishers Assn.(NNPA), Black Church, and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Leaders to Announce A New Anti-Hazing Initiative. The conference should be broadcast nationally.
If you can make it, it would be a good idea to be in attendance
For as long as I can remember, I have had an intense interest in my paternal grandfather. You know the drill, who he was, what was he about, how was he raised, etc. Fundamentally, the reason was that he had died in 1938, which was approximately twenty years before I was born, and when his oldest child (my father) was ten years old. Although I was consciously curious about his life by the time I was seventeen, and began to inquire into his biological roots and the origin of his surname, I met wit
If you haven’t considered an all inclusive holiday, yet alone tried one, then this type of holiday is most definitely worth serious consideration when looking at your annual Summer holiday.
To start with, the major benefits of an all inclusive holiday is the price. Prices on these holidays are hugely competitive when compared against the traditional travel packages holidays, whether they are self-catering or full board. In many instances the cost for a week’s all inclusive holiday can be little m
A group for Philadelphia parents who have found employment or are now seeking employment through a welfare-to-work program in Philadelphia and want additional information related to helping their kids in school and in the community. Welfare-to-work helps parents get jobs. The Philadelphia Parent Partner list helps parents support their children. Both are needed to insure success in the workplace and the community.There his a ton of parent groups, organizations in our city of Philadelphia PA and Read more…