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The Word of Liberated Women

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Those who are liberated from oppression frequently have the strongest obligation to uphold the principles and social ethics that their oppressors ignored. As Black History Month comes to an end, we are reminded of the centuries of sacrifices made by African-Americans, and how those sacrifices continue to build our nation....

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Sadie Hawkins was K.I.A.

(15) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 6:16 PM

Sadie Hawkins is dead. She was Killed In Action in 1968 while on patrol in the Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. That same year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11375, which expanded his Affirmative Action Policy of 1965 to include discrimination based on...

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Dad, Do You Know Ruby Bridges?

(6) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:30 PM

I would have preferred my beautiful boy ask me a different question. Something like, "How did I get inside mommy's stomach when I was a baby?" As parent-child discussions go, Reproductive Biology is easier than race relations and the Civil Rights Movement. But it's January, Dr. King's actual...

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Gay Marriage and Good Conversations

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 3:45 PM

My 6-year-old recently asked, "Daddy, did you know that boys can marry boys?"

Shocked by his inquiry on such a serious topic, I answered, "Yes, son. As a matter of fact, I do know that boys can marry boys."

"Do you know why?" he continued.

"I suppose it's...

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Army Lessons Learned and the Vote

(9) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:55 PM

A civilian friend recently attended a U.S. Army promotion ceremony where a Lieutenant (LT) was advanced to the rank of Captain (CPT). Commenting on how much he enjoys attending such events, he added, "It's like witnessing the decisive moment when a leader is born." Promotions and promotion ceremonies have a...

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