Archive for August 2013

[VIDEO] Black men enter closed store - Does what happen next shock you?

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Here’s some propaganda to counter the nightly news. Three young black men and one white, enter a closed Buddy’s Small Lots store in New Jersey. What happens next may shock you, but I know young men just like them who would do the same thing. Glad they were caught on tape. Tell me, If you... Read more »

Open Letter to Miley Cyrus: You offended me as a mother and black woman.

Open Letter to Miley Cyrus: You offended me as a mother and black woman.
Dear Miley: I write this with anger and a heavy heart. Don’t know whether to take out my paddle and give you a good spanking, or shake my head in pity. Your performance at the VMA was not off the chain but grossly out of order. You offended me as a mother because of your... Read more »

Father and son relationships: Boy brought to tears over Dad's approval [VIDEO]

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On the Today Show, a boy breaks down as his father expresses his pride in his son’s performance in school. What positive thing has your parent ever said to you or about you that brought you to tears?     Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Type your email... Read more »
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Establishing a bedtime routine: The 5 B's of Bedtime

Raising Hell Not making your kids hit the sheets at a decent bedtime hour Raising Them Well Establishing a bedtime schedule and making them stick to it. If your grade school kids are yucking it up with you while watching late night reruns of Sanford & Son, then you’ve got a problem. Your kids need adequate sleep for... Read more »

African-American parents hold it down in Englewood

African-American parents hold it down in Englewood
 In light of all the negative reports about our violent Chicago neighborhoods, one reporter is making sure the good news gets the light of day. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker interviews African-American parents in Englewood who are making a positive difference in the lives of their children in the midst of the turmoil. Good law abiding ... Read more »

Grown folks killing kids: Makes me wanna kill a mutha...

Grown folks killing kids: Makes me wanna kill a mutha...
I remember going to school with a little girl named Becky Beck. She was much younger than me, a little annoying but just a seven-year-old who was caught in between a bitter custody battle. One day our school headmaster gathered all of the students together and informed us that Becky’s dad, a mild mannered frumpy... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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    Check out my other blogs: "Trending Over 40", An informational blog for those over 40 who find themselves social-media challenged, http://trendingover40.com "Black Copy" Reflections of a veteran ad chick, http://eldhughes.wordpress.com. You can find samples of my ad work on this site. Simply click on TV and Print tabs. Also check out my company, Hughes Who Productions http://hugheswhoproductions.com. We develop games and animation for casinos, marketers and educational institutions. Thank you for your interest. Blessings... Edye
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