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Missing Marvin Gaye

Life and death brings things into a proper perspective. I will never forget the death of Marvin Gaye. Both his words and music, shaped the soul of an entire generation of people. With a zest for love, he taught many of our parents that “war is not the answer”. Marvin Gaye’s poetry spoke volumes over... Read more »

The "Answer Man's" Helper

Even the “Answer Man” needs help at times. I am a loner. For anyone who knows me, and very few people do, they will tell you that my preference for being alone is somewhat unhealthy. I have been this way ever since my childhood. When trouble dawns my door, as the “Answer Man”, I face... Read more »

Do You Want to Be Dominated, or Do You Want Direction

Do you want to be dominated, or do you want direction? This is the question that I ask myself when I hear a woman complain about the “curious” actions of a significant other. Women are dominated day in and day out. Men overwhelm them with demands and threats constantly without offering anything of positive substance.... Read more »

How Much is too Much to Pay For Sex

How much is too much to pay for sex? No, I am not referring to prostitution. I am referring to the amount of money people are willing to pay in order to become someone’s object of affection. A few weeks ago I overheard a gentleman complain about putting $600 in his girlfriend’s hands (an investment... Read more »

The Law Saved George Zimmerman, Costing Trayvon Martin His Life

With a clear understanding of his rights as a citizen, George Zimmerman took advantage of a situation Trayvon Martin was not aware of. I know several Trayvon Martins. They are my children; my nephews, nieces and others. At one point in time I was Trayvon Martin. I was full of youth and innocence, with just... Read more »

Insecurities (Part One)

Insecurities (Part One)
Insecurities ruin relationships faster than the weather in Chicago can drop from 80 degrees to a balmy 45 degrees. We are trapped in a world where text messages, Facebook statuses and Instagram photos place our insecurities on an all-time spike. Those options along with several others are turning people into insecure individuals at an alarming... Read more »

Having a Dream

Having a dream in your life is difficult for adults. Our parents or those that raised us never told us that most of our dreams and ambitions are developed during our preteen and teen-aged years. They never suggested how having dreams would be a life chore. As teenagers, we are taught several skills. If we... Read more »

Are Friendships and Companions, Undervalued?

Friendships are one of the many elements that can carry a person through a rough time. We need friends. This is despite what a grumbling person will suggest to you. Along with friends, companionships are important. Companionships derive from friendships. Some of us immediately rush to the assumption that a companionship is a romantic partnership.... Read more »

Louder Than A Bomb 2013 Festival

Louder Than A Bomb 2013 Festival
Louder Than A Bomb 2013 is in the final rounds. Hello poetry lovers, I am talking to you! I want to take the time out to highlight a group of people who are doing great things in the Chicago-land area and abroad. They are known as the Louder Than A Bomb. Louder Than A Bomb... Read more »

Sex!!! And Other Things to do While it is Cold Outside

Somewhere, somebody is barricaded underneath some covers wishing for a cohort to join them. In the meantime, their hands begin to shift towards the warmest, darkest areas of the human anatomy they can touch, rub and caress. In another place, somebody is sipping on a warm cup of hot cocoa, while wanting to share a... Read more »