Ideas For Honoring Martin Luther King This Week and Next

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For as long as I can remember, Martin Luther King Day has been celebrated as a day on, not a day off. As a young child, my parents would take the opportunity to teach me historical information that I may not have learned in school. In high school, classmates and I honored the day by having open and meaningful discussions about race relations in America. Since I became a mom, I’ve done a bit of both, and included travelling to the 2012 Presidential Inauguration and delivering for Meals on Wheels with my family.  Continue reading “Ideas For Honoring Martin Luther King This Week and Next”

Dads We Love – Rickey

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This week on the blog we are honoring real-life dads who have imparted wisdom, protected us from the monsters, and given lots of hugs through the years. Today we are celebrating Rickey Smiley. Rickey is an entertainment mogul and father of five. Rickey Smiley enters our home once a week via Rickey Smiley For Real, his popular reality show on TV One, but his parenting advice helps me daily through his wit and the way he manages to spend individual time with each of his kids and adjust his parenting style to meet their physical and emotional needs.  Continue reading “Dads We Love – Rickey”

Dads We Love – Rudolph

This week on the blog we are honoring real-life dads who have imparted wisdom, protected us from the monsters, and given lots of hugs through the years. Today we honor Rudolph Brown. From a boy born in a small town in Georgia, raised on the west side of Chicago, to living in segregated small college towns, today he is  a man who is highly revered by his peers and those who walk under him. Here’s to you Rudolph!

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