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365 Days Later — Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One

January 27, 2011 by

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365—That’s how many days it’s been since I’ve seen or heard my grandmother alive. I frequently envision her in my dreams and, while it’s comfort, my life just hasn’t been the same. Losing someone close to you is a lonely thing. People around are afraid to mention the loved one, for fear of making you […]

Unprofessional professionals – Dealing with negative comments about black-owned businesses

January 24, 2011 by

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I know in the African American community, some tend to be hypercritical of black-owned businesses. It’s not uncommon to hear: “Oh, well it’s black-owned, so what did you expect?” I have a problem with this and similar comments for two main reasons: 1) The African American community is clearly outnumbered by other businesses, not only because of […]

Are you a left- or right-brain?

January 18, 2011 by

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Here I am, trying to figure out if I function better with the left or right side of my brain, so I decided to take a test. Guess what? According to the results below, I am equal parts both left and right. I wonder how common this is, but I can so see it being […]

Guns don’t kill; people do

January 18, 2011 by

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Since the Tucson shooting the week before last, our U.S. lawmaking bodies have been pressured to change gun laws, according to this article in The New York Times.   While I respect and appreciate the theory that more gun control would reduce violent acts such as this one, I have to say that I doubt it […]

Settlement approved for defective HP, Apple and Dell computers

January 12, 2011 by

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If you own an Apple, Dell or HP laptop and you’ve experienced a blackened screen, scrambled characters or other symptoms identified here, your NVIDIA graphics card or motherboard likely have gone bad (like my own HP tablet notebook), and you’re in luck.   Last month, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, approved a settlement […]

Innocent until proven guilty? Why mugs in the news are a bad idea

January 6, 2011 by

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One of the greatest appeals of being an American is the democratic society in which we live,one that guarantees a fair trial, access to justice for all and innocence until proven guilty in our court of law. We know these are the promises made by our forefathers, but we know that reality paints a very […]

Jennifer Hudson goes from a 16 to a 6?

January 6, 2011 by

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Have you seen the new Weight Watchers commercials? Jennifer Hudson is back and she is looking absolutely amazing! According to this description on USA Today, Hudson has gone from a 16 to a 6 since last April. I’m not so convinced that she is only a size 6, as I am an 8 – 10 and she […]