Tag: crime

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids

Your Boyfriend is NOT Your Babysitter; Watch Your Own Kids
By Zondra Hughes Maleah Davis, a precious 4-year-old child, deserved to grow up. Yet, time and time again her safety was put at risk. It’s hard to empathize with Maleah’s grieving mother, Brittany Bowens, when the Maleah updates spread across news sites like an infection, each new detail more painful than the last. But context... Read more »

Anatomy of A Facebook Killing

Anatomy of A Facebook Killing
By Zondra Hughes Picture two girls arguing on the playground. They stand nose-to-nose, hurling insults. Deep down inside, neither girl really wants to fight; neither girl wants to be known as the girl that doesn’t want to fight either.  As the crowd builds around them, waiting to see (or in this case, tape) the fight,... Read more »

Parenting: When to Cut the Cord?

When is it Time to Let Go of Your Children? By Kym B. It took a long time for me to cut that cord I had roped around my daughter, who is now a junior in college.  Let her tell it, the knot is still wrapped around her, but little does she know I have... Read more »
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Green Living: A Vegan Debates a Poverty Pimp

Green Living: A Vegan Debates a Poverty Pimp
By Sylvia Snowden   Recently, I talked with a pimp. Now, this wasn’t a pimp in the sense that he dealt with ladies of the night. Rather, this was the type of guy that many in the community refer to as a “poverty pimp.” You know, pastor without a church, community activist or organizer, etc,... Read more »