Posts in category "Youth"

I Am Mother Nurture

I Am Mother Nurture
I am Mother Nurture. I’m good at it. I’m excellent at listening to your problems, giving you insightful yet honest advice, holding your hand, hugging and empathizing. I’m so good, sometimes I offer it without you asking. Not trying to be bossy or controlling. I just want to help. Take it easy with me. My... Read more »

I Wish My Parents Knew...

I Wish My Parents Knew...
Did you read about the Denver teacher, Kyle Schwartz who devised a unique way to get to know her students better? She asked her children to complete the sentence, “I Wish My Teacher Knew…”  Schwartz received some honest and heart felt responses such as, ”I wish my teacher knew… I have no friends to play with.”... Read more »

Learning history from Jet magazine under my Granny's shadow

Learning history from Jet magazine under my Granny's shadow
Jet magazine was my childhood encyclopedia to real black life. I still  remember the smell of pecans and walnuts in the wooden drawer of the inlay vanity in my Great Granny’s room. Yes, the smell of it with faint perfume of a bygone era, mixed with bobby pins cloaked me in a wave of bittersweet... Read more »
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Jackie Robinson West Little League: Chicago Champions or Target Practice?

Jackie Robinson West Little League: Chicago Champions or Target Practice?
This wonderful photograph of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, out of uniform, is making its rounds on the Internet. Their smiling faces grace the pages of the December issue of Chicago Magazine, with the distinctive honor of being named “Chicagoans of the Year 2014″. Congratulations to them! These kids remind me of the... Read more »

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 »

Did this mom earn the "Mother of the Year" award? [VIDEO]

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A MUST SEE! This is what a mother did when her daughter didn’t “act right” in school. Did she earn the Mother of the Year award or is she the worst mom ever?  What would you do? If you like this post, subscribe to my blog! Type your email address in the box and click... 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 »
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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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