Monthly Archives: August 2012
“Break out the windows,” my sister told her children. “If they won’t let you in then break the windows out. I’ll pay for them.” One of my sisters told her children that when my brother and I stated to her that it was unfair for her to drop off her kids without first checking to see if my mother was home or if we wanted to take care of them. read more . . .
This week I spoke to a group of youngsters at Life Works’ Youth Impact Summer Camp. I asked each of them what they wanted to be when they grew up. Each shared what they dreamed of doing. One young girl stated that she wanted to be a princess. Needless to say there were some chuckles because most felt that her goal was unattainable because a princess, in our minds, is not a career to pursue. read more . . .
While walking the track at King High School, I noticed a father and son working out. I became so enthralled with them I actually walked around the track two times more than I originally planned. Needless to say, I watched this father perform exercise routines with his son in preparation for the start of the school year. read more . . .
Over this past week, we’ve all been excited about the accomplishments of Gabriele (Gabby) Douglas, the pint-sized gymnasts who has earned a special place in our hearts. She accomplished a feat no other African-American gymnast has done–to win the gold in the Olympic all-round competition. She wanted to make history and she did just that.n read more . . .
When I was about 8-years old I went to visit my father and his relatives. When I came home and was standing in front of my house I realized that just because they were no longer in my presence, they still were alive. It was one of those moments in the maturation process when you realize that the world was bigger than you. read more . . .