A COACH IS AS A TEACHER/PARENT SHOULD BE

by Cecelia L. Davis How much impact does the COACH have on whether or not the team is successful?  Coaches have a great deal of impact on their players. Coaches who typically get too caught up in their won-loss record, who tend to focus too much on the importance of the outcome are always most […]

Do You Consider Your Online Friends To Be Real Friends?

By Aaron Anderson How do you regard the people you meet online? I have been online since 2004. I’ve been on sites from around the world. I’ve co-owned sites and blogged on others. I have met people who I regard as friends. Some turned out to be really caring and loving. Some turn out to […]

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR

by Cecelia L. Davis If only you could see the other side of me, You would see the man in the mirror. There I lay trapped between feeling safe, yet exposed. The room is full of people, but no one sees. Years have gone by as I sleep, a dark cloud rides me The tears […]

When Someone Dies, I Always Tell This Story

By Aaron Anderson Years ago around 1995, I had broke up with a girlfriend who I cared for deeply. I loved her and was distraught. The bills at our place were in here name, so when she left, so went the lights and gas. Starting over, I came to live with my brother. I wasn’t […]

Cheers to All My Children

By Mark Dixon I’m a great fan of All My Children. I have been since I stumbled upon Erica Kane during my junior year at Ohio University in 1977. It was then that I found myself spending time at Baker Center – the main student gathering place centrally located on campus with a massive TV […]

The Game Is Not The Same

The courting/dating processes have clearly changed dramatically within the past couple centuries. Dating in terms of becoming a relevant part of society really came into play in the 19th century. This is not saying that there were not dating processes prior, but in keeping my commentary to a minimum I will explore this era and […]

TO LIVE OR NOT TO LIVE THAT IS THE QUESTION

In the case of Troy Davis, we can infer that he was sentenced based on indirect evidence rather than direct evidence. Let’s be realistic in the real world, things do not always line up.  This is what is referred to as circumstantial evidence which is based on probability. Making decisions based on probabilities is acceptable […]

Issa Rae Takes a Chance with “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”

by Aaron Anderson If you haven’t seen it, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” is a delightfully funny show that looks at a young Black woman who finds it difficult to relate to society on society’s terms. She has her own way of interpreting life and it doesn’t always coincide with how the rest of […]

By Cecelia Davis (First Class/Top Choice)

WHY DON’T WE HAVE OUTREACH CENTERS AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES WHEN THERE ARE ABANDONED BUILDINGS ON EVERY CORNER More than 200 women kill their children in the United States each year. Three to five children a day are killed by their parents. Homicide is one of the leading causes of death of children under age […]