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The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

Jul. 4 | “The whites and their hatreds are the problem and not us.” — bell hooks, Bone Black   When the U.S. State Department’s former Secretary Dean Rusk’s daughter married a Black man, the Department received a few hundred nasty letters and...

The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

Jun. 24 |           “Many men in our culture never recover from childhood unkindnesses.” — bell hooks (born 09/25/52 as Gloria Watkins)   The books of Pearl Cleage and Rosie Perez’s Handbook for an Unpredictable Life (N.Y.:...

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

May. 7 | “Racism poisons civic life and denies the worth of human beings because of their color,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote. We know that racism destroys a Black man by ignoring his gifts, overlooking his presence, and demeaning his manhood. Larry Holmes,...

The Good Wife Works – Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

The Good Wife Works – Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

Apr. 9 | An unidentified young Black male resident of Frogtown told photographer Wing Young Huie, “It’s not just Black people. I know some Asians, and they got the mentality to kill somebody. It’s like everybody got their own little ‘hood.” Studying...

The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

Feb. 18 |   “There are no ni**ers here. The people here, they still have their self-respect, their pride.” Richard Pryor (1940-2005)    There is only the Human Race; there is no legitimacy to “race” based on adaptations of human hair and skin...

The Good Wife Works – Wilder “conversation” urges us to see the poverty around us

The Good Wife Works – Wilder “conversation” urges us to see the poverty around us

Dec. 4 | In September 2013, a Wilder Foundation conversation,” Community Matters,” was held at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, starting with a bevy of statistics compiled by Wilder Research on the state of poverty in St. Paul, where 67,000 people live in...

The Good Wife Works – The implications of ‘hooking up’

The Good Wife Works – The implications of ‘hooking up’

Nov. 6 | “On the plantation where I grew up in the forties were some tough people and mean people and hardworking people; they could load more cane, plow a better row, control their women — most of them would brag about having more than one woman.”...

The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

Oct. 9 |   “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” (from a Selby Ave. storefront)   We have the keys to happiness within us: our brain. Sex and exercise, learning and curiosity are the keys. Curiosity and novelty alleviate...

The Good Wife Works – The other woman

The Good Wife Works – The other woman

Aug. 14 |       Tonya (not her real name) didn’t think of herself as a jealous woman. In fact, she remembered that while waiting in a long line and talking to the man next to her, when she wrote down on a slip of paper something the man said,...

The Good Wife Works – Like a good neighbor, Rondo is there

The Good Wife Works – Like a good neighbor, Rondo is there

Jul. 17 | When I moved into the Rondo neighborhood, I ground-truthed, i.e., I walked the streets to learn the lay of the land. On one of these walks a woman, Ms. Ellis, was often on her front porch, and I’d say hello, and we’d whine about the weather. After...