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What Makes Us Black?

So the name on the tip of the media’s tongue currently is Colin Kaepernick; a man who I really had no idea existed until he protested the national anthem. While reading one of the many articles regarding his protest, I saw that someone left the comment “I didn’t know that he was Black”. My off-the-cuff…

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Ellen’s Innocuous Racism

After Usain Bolt won his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an iconic photo of the track & field superstar surfaced and the meme games began. Ellen (DeGeneres) jumped on the bandwagon and photoshopped a picture of herself on Usain’s back along with the comment “This is how I’m running errands from…

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A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked…

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The Worst Payday Loan Company Ever

So I have a rant that I need to get out of my system. After more than a year, I had to bite the bullet and get a payday loan. The torque converter went in my car around the middle of June. After being without a car for more than two weeks (and paying for…

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Muhammad Ali – the G.O.A.T., For This Generation Only

Yesterday was Muhammad Ali’s funeral. He passed away on Shabbat, so I had time to privately deal with the news. 2016 has been a devastating year in terms of deaths of iconic figures. However Muhammad’s death was different. He had been ailing for quite a few years and it’s like the Creator has finally decided…

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My Transabdominal Cerclage

This is a kind of off-the-wall topic compared to what I usually blog about, but I decided to share my story and experience and add to the chorus of women’s voices who have this issue. What’s the issue exactly? Well I have something called an incompetent cervix. This is a problem, where if I had…

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Purple Tears – The Death of an Artist

Undoubtedly countless people have or will be writing about Prince and the impact that he has had on the music industry and/or to them personally. Having grown up as an 80s kid, Prince was part of the soundtrack of my youth. I “inherited” his self-titled album from my mother. His handsome face framed by long…

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Win Or Lose, The Mountaineers Are #1 In My Book

Ok, this post is going to be quick. I just want to formally say how proud I am of WVU’s Men’s Basketball team this year! Not only are they doing a fantastic job on the court, but they’ve carried on the tradition of representing the state of West Virginia in the best light possible. See?…