Looking past the color of our skin

She did just that.

Anytime someone steps up to do the right thing in the face of extreme adversity, it makes you proud to be, well, a human being.  Reading what Deborah Hughes did in Detroit gave me a lump in my throat; I’m not ashamed to admit.  No need for a lot of words to describe it.  Click on the link and I think you’ll feel the same as I do.  Just had to share this.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/detroit-woman-grabs-gun-runs-white-man-beaten-detroit-mob-article-1.1752187

 

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A momentary lapse in hygienic reason

Today, I read a CNN article concerning the “Worst men’s grooming trends of all time”.  Click on it and you’ll see some rather disturbing stuff (Seriously? Radium on your testicles?).  But on the other hand, looking at the list makes you chuckle at how far we’ve come over the centuries. Continue reading

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A privileged way of dealing with scandal

Hmmm, let’s see.  It’d make you laugh except there’s nothing funny about pols behaving badly.  And we’ve seen this sort of thing before numerous times.

I’m talking about Congressman Vance McAllister caught on surveillance video kissing a married staffer, Melissa Hixon Peacock, in his local office.  In what has to be a surreal example of “it doesn’t get any better than this”, the Louisiana representative, who ran on a Christian ticket of faith and family values, is weighing the possibility of asking the FBI to look into how his infidelity was exposed.  He’s also vowed to run for reelection next year. Continue reading

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And while were at it, demand better from ourselves

In Detroit, a man wakes up in his hospital bed, in critical condition, fighting off phantom attackers. The real ones beat and left him for dead in front of a gas station after a traffic accident.

Unlike the callous hit-and-run drivers that routinely plague the city, 54 year-old Steve Utash did the right thing by stopping to assist young David Harris, after the teen stepped off the curb in front of the truck’s path last Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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In the inner city, its time to demand better from businesses

Today, there was a huge trailer out in front of store #7849, on Marlton Pike in East Camden, dropping off its load of stock, evident by the long line of carts and boxes strewn in front of the building.

It’s understandable as there’s always a measured amount of chaos that exists anytime mass stock is coming in anywhere.  But once things are checked in and put away, some semblance of order and cleanliness should return to the establishment.  It’s like some sort of law of nature and work, evident in the best past practices of successful enterprises.

But surprisingly, those laws of nature and work don’t seem to exist in East Camden. Continue reading

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