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DO YOU CALL YOUR LOVER DADDY OR MAMA?

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Kelly Price ft. Stokley - Not My Daddy (Official Video)




You’re not my daddy, you’re my man.
And I think it’s time you understand.
So just make me happy if you can (oh)
I’m not your mama, I’m your girl.
And I am the lady in your world.
And loving each other’s how we work (oh)

As long as I can remember this has been up for debate. Is it okay to call your significant other "Mommy or Daddy?" I always told my friends that I had too many "Daddy issues" to call my lover Daddy. I guess everyone is different.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY!! (YES, I’M CELEBRATING MY EX)

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Today is my ex-husband’s birthday. I can say unequivocally that he is one of my FAVORITE people ever! I know it might seem strange to hear a woman praise the virtues of her ex-husband, but I sincerely feel this way. He is one of kindest, funniest, talented people you will ever meet. He has been a phenomenal Father and friend. Even after the divorce I have always been able to count on Terry to support and back-up me up when it came to our daughter. We have parted ways, but we agreed that Courtney Nicole would always be first priority over boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, whoever. And that has stayed true.

Was this easy? No, it has not always been easy. But it was definitely worth every tear, every sacrifice. Courtney has been a joy, but occasional we’ve had our bumps. Ironically, it wasn’t really an issue until it was time for her to go off to school. We experienced a few growing pains on both parts. lol Even when Courtney ran to Daddy to tell on Mommy; Daddy would always rea…

Eric Benét - Sometimes I Cry ( Official Video )

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BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST, THAN TO HAVE NEVER LOVED AT ALL. ~ SAINT AUGUSTINE

LADIES: I FOUND YOUR MAN!! HE’S IN JAIL

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Black men account for 7 % of the population, but a disproportionate amount of our brothers are incarcerated. I’ve heard percentages as high as 40%. Let’s do the numbers. The prison population accounts for at least 2 million; if not more. Depending on what study and statistics you read. In case you’re confused; our brown brothers are grouped into this statistic. Back in 2008, out of 1.2 million African American children, 11% had a parent incarcerated. These statistics and percentages are staggering and include our sisters. Who knows what the true numbers are today?

When we talk about why we don’t have eligible men we are quick to repeat the standard issues, but this an epidemic. Or should I say a pandemic? This is erasing a generation. This is genocide. How do we fix this? Whatever we’re doing isn’t working.

I have a few friends that work and volunteer with prison ministries. It’s not unusual for my friend to tell me that everyone in attendance gave their life to Christ when he extend…