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Let's Celebrate, National Be Kind to Black Men Day

Let's Celebrate, National Be Kind to Black Men Day
Given the state of our national affairs, I propose a new holiday, “National Be Kind to Black Men Day”. Why? It seems like Black men are the new target in America. Oh! let me take that back. They aren’t the new target,  They have always been the target. But we’re in the new millennium, so... Read more »

A letter to my curly, frizzy, thin hair

My Dearest Curly, Frizzy, Thin Hair, I never understood you. I’ve known you all my life. We were born together. Your black strands were my beanie cap on my newborn head. But as I grew, you twisted and turned into a fine thin fuzz that refused to stay down. You loved to frizz when the... Read more »

Breastfeeding during graduation: Pump it or pop it?

Breastfeeding during graduation: Pump it or  pop it?
This photo of a mother breastfeeding during her college graduation ceremony went viral recently. Twenty five-year-old Karlesha Thurman, happily took a snapshot of the moment.  She smiled proudly into the camera as her little one contently suckled. The young mom didn’t anticipate the deluge of comments when she posted her pic as commentary on the... Read more »
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"Edye, Meet Maya Angelou" My Rites of Passage....

"Edye, Meet Maya Angelou" My Rites of Passage....
The first grown-up book my mother introduced me to was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou. I was 14 at the time; a wide-eyed and eager freshman who was embarking on her first high school book report odyssey. I was assigned to read an autobiography and write about it. The year... Read more »

Endia Martin tragedy: A letter to girls who'd fight (or kill) over a boy

Endia Martin tragedy: A letter to girls who'd fight (or kill) over a boy
My Dear Young Sisters, I sit here at a loss for words regarding the shooting death of 14 year-old Endia Martin (full shot) by her supposedly friend of the same age (whose name is being withheld), over a poot-butt 17 year-old boy. I’m just speechless… sad, hurt and very angry. I bet you are too.... Read more »

Wanna raise some hell? Do these 5 quick things.

Wanna raise some hell? Do these 5 quick things.
Wanna raise some hell? Do these five quick things: 1. Join the conversation about parenting with me and other panelists on the radio show “Straight No Chaser, Monday March 31, 6pm at: www.intellectualradio.com. Call in to 708-223-8953 and raise some hell if you disagree (or agree) with what’s being said  (If it’s past the date... Read more »
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Lupita Nyong'o's black beauty message is relevant to ALL girls

Lupita Nyong'o's black beauty message is relevant to ALL girls
We can take notes from Lupita Nyong’o ‘s stunning win at the Academy Awards Sunday night. My breath was taken away when her name was called to accept the Oscar for her Best Supporting Actress role as Patsey in the Academy Award winning movie, “12 Years a Slave”. This is a woman who is living... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Trayvon; This mom will never forget. [Video]

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Last year my friend and colleague Darryl Duncan wrote and produced this song and video in honor of Trayvon Martin and countless innocent children killed by violence.You know the story. Trayvon was an unarmed teen gunned down by George Zimmerman, an overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer who was later acquitted of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter... Read more »

Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family

Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family
On November 1st, 2013, SNAP went “snip” on Federal food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cut their budget by 5 billion dollars. Nearly 48 million Americans are now affected, 22 million children.* Approximately 76% of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83% of all... Read more »
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Nelson Mandela: A mother’s fable comes true

Nelson Mandela: A mother’s fable comes true
In Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Road to Freedom, he reminisced about the stories and fables told to him by his mother. “Whereas my father once told stories of historic battles and heroic Xhosa warriors, my mother would enchant us with Xhosa legends and fables that had come down from numberless generations. These tales stimulated my... 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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