Archive by Author | luckylefty1983

A User's Guide to Having a Black President

Like the majority of you, I am following the election on CNN.  Like you, I am extremely proud of what President Obama has been able to accomplish.  He has single-handedly had to put up with more bull than any presidential candidate…ever.  Yet, like a true Superspade, he has been able to surmount adversity and prevail.  This arguably, makes him the most influential person in politics since JFK and the most important African American figure since Martin and Malcolm.  Yet, the question everyone is struggling with is this: what does this really mean?  And where do we go from here? Read More…

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Lessons From the Impending Recession

Lately, the economy has taken center stage in the media and the upcoming election.  With the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, coupled with the Feds taking over Fannie and Freddie, Wall Street is getting religion in a major way.  What does this mean to the average person?  Why should you care about the credit crisis?  Have you made sense of it? Read More…

Being a Black Man in America is like having a felony record…

I think CNN did a better job tonight.  They showed the challenges both sides face. They showed the average black man and his struggle.  Although I think they still did not focus on answers, and it was more of the same as yesterday, this was more powerful and effective.  Here are my quick hit thoughts… Read More…

Is There Anything Good About Being Black in America…

…besides hip-hop, Barack Obama and professional sports?

Welcome to a Primetime Pity Party

If you were like me, you watched “Black in America” on CNN tonight; which lead me to the question that is the title of this post.  While I applaud CNN for shedding light on the numerous ails of the black community, I could tell it was not geared towards African Americans or else the discussion would have been much different. Read More…

The Weekly Dream: The Hardest Task Ever

Today, I found myself watching “Tribal Odyssey” on the Discovery Channel for a couple of hours.  What struck me is how the children had skills at an early age.  They were trained on how to fight, the festivals and how to provide for each other.  I started to wonder, “What skills are we passing to the next generation?” Read More…

The Weekly Dream: Back In Full Effect

It seems that I am back online now, so I will be back with more activity and new material. Glad to be back.

Truth and Peace,

Steven M DeVougas

The Weekly Dream: In Search of Character

Good day all,

My life is beginning to take on some semblance of normalcy, so I am back in the saddle.  I recently returned from the Dominican Republic, so I am rejuvinated.  I will write about that experience in a later post and put pictures up.

While I was on holiday, I was able to do something I had not been able to do as much, and that is read for pleasure.  I finally was able to read a book Garlin got for me last Christmas called “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell.  In it, he lays out a pretty convincing argument for environment over genetics.  Read More…