Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Oh SNAP!

Hey y’all! It’s been a long while. I decided to repost this blog I wrote back in 2012 in light of conversations about limiting those who receive food stamps. This time around, the controversy is whether or not they should be able to buy steak and seafood and I just wanted to share this in light. Please note that the dollar amounts may be 3 years old but most of the information is relatively comparable. Read the rest of this entry

Man Up Little Boy – Throwback Thursday

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d post a blog I wrote back in 2010 on my first personal blog. It’s still relevant today so enjoy. I might make this a weekly thing.

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Christopher takes his 3-year-old son CJ to the park. He watches his little boy run around, slide down the slide, and play with all the other kids. Suddenly, CJ runs up to his father in tears.
His father asks, “What’s wrong?”
CJ replies, “I fell down and hurt my knee.”
“Suck it up. Be a man and stop crying boy,” is his father’s response. “There’s nothing wrong with you.”

Crystal picks her 5-year-old son Damon up from school. He looks upset, so his mother asks what’s wrong.
“Malik was messing with me,” Damon says with tears in his eyes. “He pushed me on the playground.”
Crystal replies, “Boy stop crying, next time push his ass back. Don’t be a punk.”

Scenes like this play out in the Black community every day. Little boys are being taught by their parents to bottle up their feelings and defend themselves with aggression. I’m sure you probably know where I’m going with this, but I’m still going to go there because we still haven’t got the message.
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