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On Growing Up Poor & Why We Should Save the SNAP Program

I grew up on Food Stamps.  As a child that’s all I knew.  Well, that, and the long lines we waited in for cheese, butter and powered milk  at the end of the month when food ran out.  Or the glare looks from men and women in the grocery lines as my mother reached for her book of Food Stamps.  As I got older, I learned to be embarrassed about our situation.  I dreaded those eyes…all the people watching, and…

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Why I Don’t Give to Goodwill

Why I Don’t Give to Goodwill I’m not a fan of Goodwill, but I will acknowledge there are ways that they help communities.  Such as providing low-cost goods and work experiences to those with special needs, and contributing to programs like…

Running for #Texas Governor: Who is Wendy Davis?

You may or may not be a fan of Wendy Davis, but if you’re a Texan, I’m betting you at least know her name.  ;) This past summer, I watch Wendy Davis take a stand for women’s rights. I…

On Don Lemon, Race & Respectability

Jay Smooth's Video Response to the Don Lemon Rant

Don Lemon’s ‘Fix’ for Black Communities Last week, many were shocked by Don Lemon’s rant about sagging pants, littering and unwed parents.  On CNN, he gave what seemed like a five point plan for fixing black communities.  Even more…

The New Jim Crow {Book Excerpt}

The New Jim Crow – Book Excerpt I have yet to have the privilege to read the entire book, but today I found an excerpt of The New Jim Crow online and couldn’t help but read it. One of…

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Proud of My Country, Celebrating My President

  Proud of My Country, Celebrating My President It’s taken me a while to get my thoughts out, and not for a lack of trying, but I haven’t had many moments of free time recently.  Tuesday evening my family…

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY, LATINOS, LATINO VOTE, HISPANIC VOTERS, HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE, ONLINE REGISTRATION, REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE

TODAY IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!

TODAY IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY! Today is NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY, Tuesday, September 25th! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so. ♥ Register online at http://www.gottaregister.com/ Find out more about NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: nationalvoterregistrationday.org  …

No, You Didn't Build It.

No, You Didn’t Build It. A Thriving Private Sector is the Product of a Strong Government, Not it’s Creator. Obama knows that the private sector and the government sector should function separately.  He also knows that a strong government is…