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Keith decides things could be worse

Keith decides things could be worse

Jul. 24 | Right now, Lesli had raised something else to deal with. “Would you like,” he asked, “to tell me about this your-mother’s-not-going-to-like-me business?” Turned out this was not something to which Lesli had looked forward. Since Mari,...

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

Jul. 23 | On watching The General’s Daughter, a tragically brilliant account of a high-ranking U.S. Army officer’s complicity in silencing his own daughter, herself an army captain, about her sexual assault to further his career, I found it a monstrous,...

Aspiring educator shares penny-pinching tips

Aspiring educator shares penny-pinching tips

Jul. 18 | Youth, it’s understandably said, is wasted on the young. Not, though, in the person of Vanessa Young who, at 24, is an excellent exception to the proverbial rule. She’s sensibly down to earth when it comes to the fundamental nuts and bolts of...

Dinner goes sour

Dinner goes sour

Jul. 17 | Lesli guardedly watched him as Keith coughed on a mouthful of fries, spitting out bits of short-rib. Managed to wash it down, wiping sauce from his face. He looked in his whiskey glass at specks of meat. What good mood he’d held onto since leaving...

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Jul. 10 | That evening they stepped out on the town. They’d gone to see that revival of No Place to Be Somebody at the Apollo.  Leafing through the playbill, he’d idly suggested that it was time he met his in-laws-to-be. She had simply nodded, seriously...

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Jul. 7 | Crossroads Panorama uses theater arts to build coping skills   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer  If you’re going to salvage a community, the important populace to focus on is the young. And, face it, the urban African American community...

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Jul. 2 | March 4, 1944 — June 27, 2014     Bobby Womack, one of the last great legends of soul music, has passed into lore, leaving an incomparable legacy a generation will long remember. They don’t make music like this anymore, haven’t for quite...

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Jun. 29 | Author challenges dysfunctional decisions Blacks make that hinder their progression   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   African Americans today are not known for an abiding sense of accountability. In fact, according to an overriding...

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Jun. 26 | “I’ll grab something more to eat after I get there,” Lesli said as she prepared to leave for work. “Hit the commissary, then tackle that damned letter to the board. They have got to approve the plan to add a fourth floor. It’s expensive...

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Jun. 19 | Keith clicked the television on and quickly got bored with Harris Faulkner talking about whatever the hell it was. He hunted through the DVD library and couldn’t believe Lesli’s contributions. The woman was crazy about romantic comedies...