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Don't Believe the Hype About Kelly Williams-Bolar

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM MY RESPONSE TO THE ATTACKS ON KELLY WILLIAMS-BOLAR ON DR.PHIL.COM. I HAD TO SET THESE RACISTS STRAIGHT! THUS, THE DIRECT ADDRESS "YOU" IS USED TO MEAN THE MANY MISGUIDED PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN IGNORANCE OF THE REAL ISSUE.

 

It is very easy for those who reap the benefits of white privilege to condemn Kelly Williams-Bolar. However, to quote Harper Lee’s character Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird: "You never really understand a…

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Added by Marcia L. McNair on March 10, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Fair Law, But Unfair Education: Black Mom Jailed for What????

MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING ME TO WEIGH IN ON THIS ONE FOR QUITE SOME TIME, BUT FIRST, READ ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE CASE IN "WOMAN GETS JAIL TIME IN SCHOOL RESIDENCY CASE" BY JEN STEER. WE NEED TO GATHER INFORMATION ON AN ISSUE BEFORE WE SPEAK ON IT. TOO OFTEN, WE ARE GUILTY OF LAZY THINKING I.E. NOT DOING RESEARCH AND BASING DECISIONS ON WHAT SOMEONE ELSE'S INTERPRETATION OF THE FACTS. PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION I PUT IN BOLD.…

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Added by Marcia L. McNair on February 4, 2011 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Grand Opening of the Mosaic Tea Room

I so rarely get to meet you all in person, so I thought I would invite you to join me on December 4 at the African American Museum in Hempstead at 110 N. Franklin St. to celebrate the Grand Opening of In The Bag. it's a African American female owned business, and so I hope you will come out to support this sister! The hours are 12 PM to 6 PM, and I will be there at noon sharp! Let's enjoy a cup of tea together before the holi-daze!

Added by Marcia L. McNair on November 13, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

SOF RADIO IS BACK with the POWER OF THE WRITTEN WORD SERIES!

Join SOF host Marcia McNair as she interviews a variety of authors on
what inspires them to write! This episode's guest is Shahid Abdullah,
author of Success is Automatic and CEO/Founder of The New Breed
Generation Inc.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 11:00 TO 11:45 AM
CALL IN NUMBER: (347) 215-9345

Added by Marcia L. McNair on October 22, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

LI Fringe Presents Sistas on Fire at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

The personal becomes political when four passionately opinionated women speak their minds on social injustice in a soul-stirring mix of poetry, prose, song and dance



A Newsical written by Marcia L. McNair, Anissa D. Moore, and Sista Girl (Gail Haliburton)

DIRECTED BY ERICA FAYE WATSON

TICKETS $20

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, USE THE LINK BELOW. THIS WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE TILLES CENTER HOMEPAGE. NEXT, CLICK ON THE CALENDAR.…



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Added by Marcia L. McNair on August 23, 2010 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

ESSENCE HIRES WHITE FASHION EDITOR CONTROVERSY

A friend of mine brought this issue to my attention. Though I used to work at Essence, it was back in the eighties. I am no longer a subscriber for a number of reasons, but mainly because I have outgrown my women’s magazines phase, so this has nothing to do with Essence per say. Yes, many women’s magazines are at the forefront of bringing women’s issues to the masses, and I applaud them for that. However, they… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on August 10, 2010 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

It Should Be Obvious

Brenda Farrar-Ejemai is the author of the book/documentary: The Family In The Car, A Revelation. In this on-time documentary she depicts a familly surviving on the streets of New York City who were once sheltered and somewhat privileged.



It describes a working class family struggling through the homeless shelters of New York City, including the boroughs of The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, all while working in Brooklyn.

That was over 17 years ago. Now New York City is planning… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on July 7, 2010 at 10:04pm — No Comments

The Statue of Liberty

It is hard to believe that after my many years of schooling (secondary and post) the following facts about the Statue of Liberty were never…

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Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on July 7, 2010 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Wife Repeatedly Tries to Slay Baby of Husband’s Lover

4Wrath is cruel and anger is an overwhelming flood, but who is able to stand before jealousy?”…

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Added by Michele Jackson on June 28, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

Free the Scott Sisters Petition

Its time for Sistas and Brothas to set Mississipi on fire! I feel like I should be making this request at a civil rights rally during the sixties! Unfortunately, doesn't seem like things have changed much in Mississippi since then since they are still targeting African Americans.



As you know, the Scott sisters have been serving life sentences for stealing (allegedly) a measly eleven dollars! Check out the video on the homepage for more details. SOF gives them a shout-out in our… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on June 27, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Death Threat, Be Not Proud

In high school, I read and studied a book called Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther. In the book, Gunther shares insights on what it means to live by, parodoxically, examining what it means to die.



One can suffer a worse death than the physical, I think.



Last week, several African American female professors at Nassau Community College received a written death threat. The death threat oozed with the… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on May 4, 2010 at 7:26pm — 7 Comments

Carol Gilliam, Black Heritage Librarian, Roosevelt Public Library

Prof. Marcia McNair joined me at the Roosevelt Public Library for An African-American READ-IN on April 14th. This is an annual event held in February, but was re-scheduled because of a snow storm.

I opened the program with a few words I wrote. Marcia asked me to share:

"Nobody loves a genius child" Langston Hughes once lamented. In his day, brilliant Black people found themselves frustated by the barriers that stood between them and their destiny. Racism accounted for…

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Added by Carol Gilliam on April 24, 2010 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I JUST WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT LAST NIGHT, IN A SNOW STORM NO LESS, TO SUPPORT SISTAS ON FIRE! THE PERFORMANCE WAS HOT ENOUGH TO KEEP US ALL WARM! I'LL KEEP YA POSTED ABOUT FUTURE PERFORMANCES. THOSE WHO MISSED IT CAN CATCH IT AGAIN SUNDAY, MARCH 7 AT 2PM AT THE BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY. PEACE, MARCIA

Added by Marcia L. McNair on February 26, 2010 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Seminar for Women "Recognizing and Overcoming Abuse"

Time: January 30, 2010 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Glory Temple Ministries
January 30, 2010 Seminar "Recognizing and Overcoming Abuse" @ Glory Temple Ministries at 3 p.m. in North Massapequa, N.Y. 11758. Four dynamic Mighty Woman of God will minister and tell their testimony of how they overcame the odds. For further info call Apostle Karen Deadwyler @ 516 882-9833 or email @kaynrony@yahoo.com

Added by Karen Deadwyler on January 21, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

A Black People’s Initiative: Unabashed Redemption Song for Would-be Black Educators by Dr. R.A. Shabazz

“Don’t forget your history

Know your destiny

In the abundance of water

Only the fool is thirsty”

--Bob Marley “Rat Race”




For those who are adherents to African-centered perspectives on reality, and for those who, as Black people, attempt to live by African-centered cultural ideals, there is little confusion about the genocidal state that is debilitating the Black world, including the Black people of African ancestry living in America. Nor are adherents to… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on January 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Black Men and White Women - An Epidemic?

This once taboo of a black man seeking and being seen with a white woman is no more. Not too long ago black men were beaten to death or lynched for this very act.



I don't know if it's due to the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, or everyone now sees racism in this country as dead and buried; but it seems to be a growing trend to see a "brotha" on the arms of a Caucasian woman these days.



Are they trying to say that a black man being seen with a white woman is an… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on December 5, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Message to Amanda Knox: Italian Food and Justice or The Black Guy Did Not Do It—You Did!

As I woke up this morning to images of a tearful Amanda Knox on The Early Show, my heart went out to her….initially. I’m prejudiced, in her favor, because she is a college student, and I am a college professor. She could have been any number of fresh-faced, intelligent young white girls I have taught over the years. Therefore, I felt sympathy for Knox and her distraught family. The Early Show report suggested a number of improprieties in the Italian system of justice, suggesting that if Knox… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on December 5, 2009 at 8:36am — 3 Comments

The Goal

THE GOAL









It’s like reaching for something far away. If you keep on reaching and running without stopping, you will obtain what you are reaching for. Persevering, not quitting, but going after it with all your might, as though you have to have it; that’s the driving force. Don’t look at time





as a barrier. Look at it this way, the years are going to pass anyway, so why not accomplish what you wish.





The battle starts in your mind,… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on November 25, 2009 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Hats and Prayer Cloths - Sexual Fulfillment from the Pulpit

FROM THE AUTHOR OF:

'The Family in the Car

A Revelation'



HATS

AND

PRAYER CLOTHS

Sexual Fulfillment from the Pulpit



Coming Soon!



Placed in human beings are the needs and desires necessary for reproduction. Along with these natural desires, comes personal gratification, as well as, pleasure. All of these are important to the continuance of the life cycle. Without them, humanity would become extinct.



Someone once said that they… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on November 25, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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