What Is Your Ideal Vacation? By Gresham Harkless

What Is Your Ideal Vacation? By Gresham Harkless

My idea vacation is to be with my family going to some place out of the country.  For my ideal vacation, I would love to be able to go sight-seeing and do some adventurous things.  At the end of the day, I want to be able to see things and meet people that I would never have [...]

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Success Requires Sacrifice By Jarrai Stephens

Success Requires Sacrifice By Jarrai Stephens

Jarrai Stephens is an Internal Auditor for the Department of the Navy. Best described as “rare and rarely forgotten,” she is an outgoing, charismatic, results-driven lady with swag. This morning I breezed through my usual morning routine: woke up at 5:30 am, watched the news while getting dressed, rode the 6am bus, transferred metro lines, [...]

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Would you accept a position with less pay but doing something that you love or more pay but you hate what you do? Gresham Harkless

Would you accept a position with less pay but doing something that you love or more pay but you hate what you do? Gresham Harkless

Gresham is a freelance writer and entrepreneur.  He graduated from Howard University and Georgetown University. He regularly blogs at his personal blogProgreshion.com……, edits documents at Exemplary Editing and contributes at Hearpreneur.com….  He has been published in the PW Business Magazine, The Prince William News & Messenger and Patch.com…….* “Would you accept a position with less pay but [...]

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Success Is The Work Of Your Hands

Success Is The Work Of Your Hands

Brandelyn N. Castine is the author of 2 novels, Everybody Plays the Fool and U.G.L.Y. She is also the author of Spoken Silence, a volume of poetry and dreams are not concerned, the forthcoming volume of poetry and prose due out June 2011. Please visit the website Website: www.beencee.com… or follow her on Twitter: @BeeNCeedotcom. ["Usually there's a deeper truth submerged [...]

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Filthy Rags To Riches by Reggie Legend

Filthy Rags To Riches by Reggie Legend

We’ve all heard the saying – often uttered out of a sense of humility and Biblical scripture:  “Well, we’re all just filthy rags!”  Well what if it could be revealed scripturally that this mindset is wrong?  I’ll not delay the revelation of scripture until the end of this entry; rather, I’ll just quote it directly [...]

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It’s Not As Black And White As You Think By Crystal Marie

It’s Not As Black And White As You Think By Crystal Marie

*I’m Crystal Marie and I’m the writer for www.awordorthree.com….  I like to say I’m the sole member of “Team Awesome,” but that’s just crazy. All the people that read my blog, follow my tweets, friend me on Facebook, etc are also awesome. As you can see, I’m also modest. Me in Threes   Dane Cook, Kevin [...]

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Are Interracial Relationships Still Taboo? By Bengemin Grehe

Are Interracial Relationships Still Taboo? By Bengemin Grehe

If they aren’t, then why even ask the question?  Clearly some degree of taboo has to exist for situations occurring like the one in Mississippi right now.  They’ve never been taboo to everybody everywhere, and so I suppose the issue is subjective to the relative parties and their immediate environment.  But racism still exists and so long as [...]

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Is Interracial Dating Still Considered Taboo By Gresham Harkless

Is Interracial Dating Still Considered Taboo By Gresham Harkless

*Gresham is a freelance writer and entrepreneur.  He graduated from Howard University and Georgetown University. He regularly blogs at his personal blogProgreshion.com……, edits documents at Exemplary Editing and contributes at Hearpreneur.com….  He has been published in the PW Business Magazine, The Prince William News & Messenger and Patch.com…….* As time moves on, I believe that interracial dating [...]

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Interacially Dating Myself By Reggie Legend

Interacially Dating Myself By Reggie Legend

Regarding our three-year old son, my wife and I have already had the discussion that the parents of many young black boys will have at some point in time:  “What if he brings home a white girl?!!”  Further still, what if our yet-to-be baby girl brings home a white dude?!!  Our environment lends itself to a [...]

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A Happy Relationship is Built On…

A Happy Relationship is Built On…

A relationship is similar to a baby. In the beginning you must nurture, teach and love it in order for it to grow and become a happy productive member of society.  While there are exceptions to the rule when it comes to relationships the key to happiness is to constantly work at making it better. [...]

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Thank you For Swimming, President Obama

Obama swam in the Gulf of Mexico ya’ll. That means you can get those crab legs back out and your butter – seafood season is back in. Good thing he went to swim there – otherwise if I had seen a crab shell stamped with Louisiana, I would have tossed it to the side in [...]

 

YWB Spotlight: Amber Riley & Battle for the Bands

Do you know Amber Riley?  You probably do – because she is an actress that plays Mercedes Jones on the hit show Glee on Fox. I was doing a little searching online to see what causes young people are getting involved in and promoting, and I got wind of this Battle for the Bands competition [...]

 

Pics From The BEP World Tour (Atlanta)

I hadnt anticipated going to this concert (thats my excuse as to why this review, wont read like a review), but at the last minute I was able to score some press passes (thanks Tarin!).  These are from the BEP/Luda Concert on February 4th in Atlanta.  Philips Arena was sold out and the crowd was LIVE.  There [...]

 

Before Chanel, She Was Coco, Before Coco, Gabrielle…

On September 24th 2009, Sony Pictures will release the most anticipated movie for fashion & style lovers in the USA–Coco Before Chanel. The life behind the skinny orphan girl, who entertained drunken soldiers and then changed the face of fashion and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom & style. The film was filmed in [...]

 

Bears Squander Best Chance at Rose Bowl with Loss to Trojans

The California Golden Bears, who entered this past weekend as the number 24-ranked team in the nation, have not secured a Rose Bowl berth since 1958. After the team’s 30-3 defeat against the number 7 Trojans in Strawberry Canyon, that streak will continue. For the second consecutive week, Pac-10 defenses held the Bears to a [...]

 

Feds Won’t Press Charges in Sean Bell Shooting

As the news came over the wire (via AP News) that the three New York City police officers that shot Sean Bell, and two of his friends,  50 times killing him on the early morning of his wedding would not be prosecuted I felt a deep sinking feeling in my stomach.  How could this be?  [...]

 

Code-switching: Professional & Mature or Denial of Identity?

“i kno u not comin at meh! u shud kno better den dat” “ain tryna splurge on no real **** so it is wat it is…dey say da cheap **** getchu rt” “The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me…” “Yo’ ole father doan’ know yit what he’s a-gwyne to do. Sometimes he [...]

 

YWB Spotlight: Jennifer Allison Tran

Jennifer Allison Tran

Founder of Red Balloon Project

YWB Spotlight: Battling Discrimination

Max-Singer

Standing up against discrimination in Holland, MI.

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10 years later, we are better
Just a 15 year old high school sophmore waking up extra early for a big exam.  The daily ritual was to turn on the tv and start getting ready for school.  That morning was different.  There wasn’t talk of traffic or the weather.  There wasn’t talk of the direction of the Dow Jones.  Instead there [...]
Posted 11 September 2011 by ryan.adverderada  Add comment

The Act of Trying
Have you ever tried to do something and it never happened the way you wanted to? You knew you had all the steps right and everything was PERFECT! But to your dismay the outcome was not what you expected. It was…in so many words a failure? So what do you do after you tried so [...]
Posted 09 September 2011 by SYWms  Add comment

He Thinks I’m…
He thinks I’m: funny gorgeous ambitious “rich” a good time sexy well rounded I have* a good head on my shoulders amazing easy to talk to smart easy going…. but he’s not with me? How does that compute?
Posted 06 September 2011 by PharmChic  Add comment