Commentary

Commentary:  Never-Ending Downward Spiral of Violence Against Women Continues

Commentary: Never-Ending Downward Spiral of Violence Against Women Continues

For some reason, I chose to ignore the daily morning newscast on television. I didn’t have any prior knowledge or extra sensory perception nor any fore-knowledge, I didn’t know that a quiet suburban neighborhood of West Bloomfield, Mich., was under siege as women in our society today have come under […]

by Harriet Cammock· · Commentary, Domestic Violence
David Maraniss’ “Barack Obama: The Story” Pokes Worrisome Holes in President Obama’s Personal Narrative

David Maraniss’ “Barack Obama: The Story” Pokes Worrisome Holes in President Obama’s Personal Narrative

COMMENTARY:  The White House has a few reasons to be worried about David Maraniss’ new book, “Barack Obama: The Story,” and yes, Michelle Obama is one of those reasons, but that’s for a separate discussion. It seems odd, but not surprising from a publicity and sales perspective, that the book […]

by Janet Shan· · Commentary, President Obama
Walking Tall in my ‘Womanish Shoes’

Walking Tall in my ‘Womanish Shoes’

 WALKING TALL Womanish: African American colloquialism (mostly in the South) for a young girl who is acting too grown; a  designation usually given by the elder women in the community who predict that such a young girl will soon become the town’s next wild woman. I am pretty conservative, and […]

by DonnaNotDiva· · Commentary

More People Scaling Back for Christmas, Saying No to Rampant Consumerism Holiday Season Brings

More people are scaling back for Christmas and saying no to the rampant consumerism the holiday season brings. We didn’t go all out and purchase a lot of gifts for our two kids. They both got three video games and a handheld game console each (which were all on sale). […]

by Janet Shan· · Commentary

I Am Concerned, But I Do not Care

Once upon a time there was a parent who loved a child, a child who loved a parent, a friend who loved a friend, a man who loved a woman, a woman who loved a man. One day, the parent, child, friend, woman, man, discovered that the person they loved, […]

by DonnaNotDiva· · Commentary
RAQUEL MILLER: THE BACKGROUND, THE BOXER, THE BELIEF, THE BEAUTY – pt.3

RAQUEL MILLER: THE BACKGROUND, THE BOXER, THE BELIEF, THE BEAUTY – pt.3

In order to win Olympic Gold and seal your fate in history – one must have belief. Now some, like the famed ending of R Kelly’s song sing I BELIEVE I CAN FLY – ‘Because I believe in me’ – then there are the athletes that transcend well beyond a […]

by Dion Evans· · Commentary

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

My Self walks up to me and says, “So, another birthday.” I say, “Yep.” My Self says, “A big one, huh?” I say, “Yep.” My Self says, “You do know you have more years behind you than in front of you, right?” I say, “Yep.” My Self says, “So, what […]

by DonnaNotDiva· · Commentary
When Things Don’t Go My Way

When Things Don’t Go My Way

From time to time, I have the privilege to walk my granddaughter to a street corner where she is picked up by the school bus. It is not a long walk, a hop, skip and a jump from the house, but the walk is filled with her delighted chatter and […]

by DonnaNotDiva· · Commentary, Latest News