Kanye West Is Obsessed and It Is Nothing To Laugh At

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In case you haven’t been anywhere near Twitter today, let me tell you its’ been a hot bed of Kanye West nonsense. That’s the nicest way I can put it. But the fact is, it’s not “nonsense”, it’s not funny, and it’s not inconsequential. Kanye West once again showed us who he is. The question is are we willing to look at what he’s displaying. [Read more…]

Are Parents Nurturing or Spoiling Kids; a Happiness Dilemma

Nurturing or Spoiling, A Parenting Dilemma #MLTVkids

When my good friend Kelly Wallace, the amazingly talented editor of CNN.com/Living asked me to contribute to her recent article about parenting I was, as always, happy to oblige. I have contributed to a number of her articles these last few years because Kelly believes as I do that parenting is a team sport. [Read more…]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week; Helping Kids Build an Anger Management Toolkit

Preventing Youth Violence By Managing Emotions #MLTVkids

It’s National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Considering that youth violence is the second leading cause of death for most youths ages 10-24, according to the CDC, I’m not sure a week is long enough. As a parent statistics like that are frightening and overwhelming, but we can’t hide from it we just have to dig in and deal. [Read more…]

Coming Out Black, Something I Was All Along

Coming Out #Black #MLTVraceI watched one of my favorite characters on Television last week, Olivia Pope on Scandal, take a stand and symbolically announce to the world that she is a black woman. That may seem like a strange thing to say, but trust me it’s not. As people of color striving for our own personal greatness we are often put in a position of having to deny or simply not mention our ethnicity as it can impede our progress in many ways, distracting from the narrative we are trying to adopt. [Read more…]

Scandal Episode Gives Parents Important Conversation Starter

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Photo Property of @ScandalABC

 

es·cap·ismnoun

the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

We call art escapism for a reason. We use movies and television to depart from our everyday life, to take a breather and have a respite from reality. Everyone needs a break, to let off some steam. It’s healthy.

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