I was recently in Florida, where we laid to rest my amazing cousin. My cousin was not involved in any criminal activities. He was no dealer, he was no gangbanger. Not saying he was perfect, none of us are, he was simply human. He was an amazing son, brother, father, grandson, cousin, and husband, who was senselessly gunned down while sitting in his car. Kat was so much to so many people. Continue reading
When you are told constantly by your loved ones that your actions are causing them pain and misery, what should you do? What would you do? But the most important question is, what does it mean when you do nothing? Continue reading
As always I’d like to start out by saying thank you to my contributor for dedicating time and energy to do this for me. I feel your pride in this one. I like your twist on the “assignment” and so I’m keeping it as is. Without further delay I invite you on my tour with Unknown Black Male (check him out, because he’s funny, witty, and I luv him!). You’ve sold me on this one and one day you’ll be referred to as Known Black Male! Enjoy everyone.
Short and simple. I’m currently reading a book entitled “It’s All About The Moon When The Sun Ain’t Shining“, written by Ernest Hill. I read a few chapters last night before turning in and as I read a quote from the main character’s mama stood out to me. I began to question whether it was true.
“Like they say,” Mama said. “You know the parents…you know the child.”
This was the character Maurice’s mother, trying to explain to him that the young woman he refers to as his fiancée is just not good enough for him. Have you ever judged a man or woman based off his family’s history and behaviour? Or have you ever allowed your folks and/or friends to influence your decision regarding a partner because the person was from a less than “respectable” family?
Sound off! What are you thoughts on that quote? Agree or disagree? Talk to me!
If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few years, you’ll know my family has been blessed with the pleasure of raising this mischievous and loving child (pictured above) since she was 2 months old. She’s now 2 going on 20. Everyday she amazes and amuses my family and friends, so I thought I’d share every once in awhile a story from the Desk of Rex. Continue reading
My post today was brought to you by the letter S for status. So I was perusing Facebook and noticed my cousin’s status. She recently had a baby and during the pregnancy, like many other women, she retained water and had to remove her wedding ring. So I started thinking… Continue reading
A few weeks ago friends and I were discussing marriage, children, and how to make it successfully cohesive. One friend brought up a friend who was once engaged and what happened when that friend and her future spouse went to marriage counselling at church. They were asked in what order do you place the following: Kids, Spouse, God? Continue reading
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I will forever continue to pray for my Black brother and my Black brothas! I feel for you. I hurt for you. I’m scared for you! I will forever fight for, cry out for, and demand your civil and human rights! I will do whatever I can, whenever I can, from wherever I am. This I promise you.