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Mama's Bible





Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.



One evening, they chatted after having dinner together.



They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida .



The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."



The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the…

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Added by Vicky on March 10, 2012 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?

In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus trip from our native Baltimore to Gettys­burg, Pennsylvania, the sanctified epicenter of American tragedy. It was the mid-’80s, when educators in our inner cities, confronted by the onslaught of crack, Saturday Night Specials, and teen pregnancy, were calling on all…

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Added by Vicky on December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Back When We Were Negroes

'Back When We Were Negroes’



By Charles E. Richardson

Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph

There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of.

I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.…

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Added by Vicky on September 23, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

Well Worth The Read

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute,…

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Added by Vicky on September 11, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

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