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MY BROTHER NEEDS HIS MOTHER

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GOD! I hope he doesn’t read this. I have a play-brother that I think the world of. He is kind, considerate, brilliant, and even handsome. All the things you want your brother to be. He is a good Father, and many more things that I can’t say without giving his identity away. All these attributes, but there is something broken; something deep inside. In the silence and in the quiet; you can hear it. A heart that is irrevocably broken. Not by disappoint, not even by a woman, but by his Mother.

I don’t know the entire story, but I can’t divulge the pieces I know. I know that his late Father was his role model and has made him into the man he is. But I can’t discount his Mother and the way she raised him. Talk about a class act. He is all that. I couldn’t ask for a better friend. I feel so close to him that when I saw the missing pieces I offered to share my Mommy. Hey, that ain’t easy for an only child. (I know. My Father had other children, but my Mother didn’t.) Lol I call him my broth…

LIVING WITH THE PAIN

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I have so much on my mind that I don’t know where to start. All week long this scripture has been on my mind; “38 I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:38-39

I just needed to be reassured. It’s been a tough week, a tough month, a tough year….hell it’s been a tough time. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to face some challenges I never saw coming. As my good friend says, “It’s not business as usual.” And they are damn right! As I dig myself out of this hole; I promised myself that I’d never nor will I ever be in this position again! I mean that from the depths of my soul. GOD said that even in the dep…

FREE AT LAST: THE DREAM LIVES ON!

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I got a phone call in November of 2008, from my daughter. "Hey Mom, just letting you know all the students at Hampton University are changing their residency so we can carry the state of Virginia." I didn't know that historically Virginia had always been a Red state. I didn't think I'd live to see a Black man become President. My daughter called me because the campus had erupted in spontaneous celebration. They felt a true part of the democratic process. Truth is most HBCUs had worked in concert to ensure that their votes counted for President Barack Hussein Obama.

Today is the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument; another day I thought I might never see. Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King. Because of you my daughter will soon be Dr. Ammons. Because of you I never knew what color her friends were. To her it never mattered. When I asked she compared them to the crayon box. Because of you my family looks like the Rainbow Coalition, and we love each other…