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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • president barack obama re-elected, biracial family perspective, interracial couple, white mom, multicultural blogger, 2012

    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…

  • 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…