Reflections on Shitty Saturday (tm:ShaRhonda)

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Reflections on Shitty Saturday: Saturday of the Holy Week is my favorite day. Weird, right? Well, to me, it best summarizes those of us who struggle with faith and worry. All of Jesus’ follower’s believed he was the Messiah on Friday. Yet, he died. And he was buried behind a […]

Never Say Never: The Legacy of the Disciple Peter.

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Never say never: Yes, that is the name of the fabulous song by teen sensation, Justin Bieber and tween sensation, Jaden Smith. It is also really is a great song to work out to. Anyways, besides that being the title to a wonderful song, there is an important spiritual message […]

Women’s History Month is a Time for Young Girls to See Their Own Power and Potential

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March is Women’s History Month. For those of us who are history buffs and/or have the job of teaching history, these themed-month celebrations are really handy for helping students learn about important people who might be totally new to them. However, as much I love Black History Month and Women’s […]

Chicago Political Tribes

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In Chicago, we don’t have political parties; everyone is a Democrat.  However, we do have Chicago political tribes. I will give a detailed overview of our political tribes, we don’t have political parties; there are not enough Republicans in the city to even really discuss them.   Chicago political parties   Chicago is […]

For White Boys Schools Are Pipelines to Politics, For Black Boys Schools Are Pipeline to Prison.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. Like many other U.S. citizens, I see our current president as deeply flawed, lacking in empathy, racist and unable to take responsibility for his actions. But as a Black woman, I view Donald Trump as just another tone-deaf, […]

My Ancestors Were African Rice Farmers Who Were Enslaved to Produced Rice In America.

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One of my dreams as a child was to know what part of Africa my family was from. I grew up in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which was full of immigrants and ethnic Whites who had strong ties to their “homelands.” I am proud of my Arkansas heritage, but that’s not […]