Heritage

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Tue, 28.11.2017

My Self Esteem as a Descendant of American Slavery, by B. Mchie

Like many baby boomers in 2017 I can look back and see more than two generations of history. I can see it through and recall the vastness of what the world has become since around 1950. I can also break this down for my country, state, city and neighborhood where I was raised. I was […]

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Thu, 26.05.2016

What happened to the Queen?, by B. Mchie

When my mother passed away I received many cards, phone calls of condolences from family and friends. One that still comes to mind 25 years later is that she was “My Oldest Friend.” She was not any more or less important to me than your mother was (is) to you but I bring her up […]

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Mon, 28.03.2016

Why more clarity in discussions about race, culture, nationality or color may be needed, by B. Mchie

As an educational consultant I visit middle and high schools often as well as college campuses too. My work features a curriculum reform service that prepares teachers to instruct with more cultural competence in all subjects and grades. In my travels and discussions I often hear dialogue from people from many cultures, countries, classes and […]

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Mon, 15.02.2016

A Truth About Black History Month, by B. Mchie

Often during Black History Month I hear many in my African American community say somthing like “see the white man gave us the shortest month of the year to celebrate too.” The reality is that Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of BHM selected February for two primary reasons. In 1926, as a people we […]

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Thu, 01.08.2013

What Is Character Pt. II, by J. Marcus

The United States of America has always been a country club for those that have, while the rest of the people were fortunate enough to be the grounds keepers and live on the outer edges of the course. The forefathers of the constitution acknowledged the need for the mythical ‘pursuit of happiness,’ as a way […]

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Sat, 20.07.2013

What Is Character Pt. I, by J. Marcus

What is character? If you look up the actual definition via Merriam-Webster, 2a: one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual. 2c: the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation. Now take a minute and think about what you believe to be […]

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Thu, 02.05.2013

The Reminder, by J. Marcus

I recently inherited some R&R, and decided that now was
 a good time to refresh my Civil War knowledge. This wasn’t something I
 necessarily planned, it all just, came about. I had been going through Netflix
 in search of titles that would fill up my ‘Instant Queue’ when “Ken Burns: The
 Civil War” caught my […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

If here and now be but a timely span Between today’s unhappiness, tomorrow’s Joys, what if today’s abundant sorrows Never end, tomorrow never comes, what then? If youth, impatient of the disrespect Accorded it,... HERE AND NOW by Catherine Cater.
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