Have ya’ll heard, Auburn University professor, Alan Gribbenis due to release his rewritten version of Mark Twain. Mr. Gribben decided in his vast, politically correct, wisdom that the time had come to eradicate the“N” word from the classics Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Cyberspace is aflame with the debate over this rewritten censorship of Twain; most agree, me among them,that this whitewashing is a travesty.
Professor Gribben… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on January 9, 2011 at 10:02am —
The past couple weeks, I’ve been bombarded by the harsh ramifications of America’s weak economy on friends and clients alike. Repeatedly I’ve heard pined for dreams of business ownership assassinated by laments over lack of cash. It breaks my heart and fires my passion to think of all the dreams deferred or worse abandoned because the dreamer confused money with resources and accepted the delusion that possibility is dictated by bank balance.…
Added by Michelle Roberts on February 11, 2010 at 9:06am —
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Added by Michelle Roberts on January 31, 2010 at 1:45pm —
Pull up your da** pants! Parents, teachers, pastors and community leaders across the country are screaming at the top of their lungs. Municipalities that are firing teachers because they can’t afford to pay them are spending thousands to erect billboards to shout the message. I s it only me or does it strike anybody else as ludicrous that our communities, our leaders, have chosen our children’s underwear as a point of galvanization?
Okay, so there is no confusion, I don’t like the… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on January 17, 2010 at 3:08pm —
I am WarriorAngel HunterGoddess. It is the name my parents gave me and accurately reflective of what I’m sent to do. I am heir, bond servant and bride of Love and Truth. I am an ambassador sent to African America to arm and prepare those called as warriors to infiltrate, overtake and irrevocably upturn the tables of hate, divisiveness and fear in the temple of the American status quo.
I know Truth is absolute. Doubt it? Strike a match in a pitch room. Darkness must flee in the face… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on January 7, 2010 at 2:27pm —
NUMN/Pillars of the Bridge are organizing a Men’s Masterminding Team under the leadership of Brother Robert Gray of Xpressions Limos.
) This is our first Men Only Team and an opportunity for you to participate ONE TIME ONLY for absolutely Free* Join Robert Gray this Thursday night at 10 PM EST to learn how the process works. Robert will be discussing the goals of the team and laying the foundation for taking our… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on January 5, 2010 at 9:54am —
Most of my life when folks would ask about my childhood, I would sum up the whole experience with, “Momma beat everybody in the house but daddy, and daddy beat up everybody.” Momma was at least predictable. Every morning we’d tip toe into the kitchen one by one and hold our breath. Who ever she spoke to first was chosen; their day would be hell, but the rest of us were safe. On the other hand, anything might set daddy off; he’d hurl his fists and demeaning slurs with the wild abandon of a… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on January 2, 2010 at 7:13pm —
We're back and better than ever! We've added new writers like Steve Williams of BIA fame who has taken over our Geekology page and old friends like Health Editor Belinda Anderson are again bringing it straight - no chaser. From The Decade in Retrospective
to The Booty Meat
, Not Ur Momma's News
Added by Michelle Roberts on December 31, 2009 at 8:56am —
WTF and who the he** are we anyway? Would somebody please tell me, America, just who is it we have become?
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the country for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I’m not delusional ya’ll; like too many of you, I’ve lived the empty irony of “with liberty and justice for all.” but when exactly did the Pledge of Allegiance become the Hypocrites’ Oath? And no… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on November 16, 2009 at 9:41am —
While I can neither affirm nor refute Mr. Watley’s anointing, I think the brother may be almost onto something here. Consider if you will that the applicable term isn’t superiority but Divine order.
Disclaimer: My spiritual foundation is Biblical, but I speak from a knowing that Love and Truth are universal. And I tell you this because I’m going to need some Word for this one and I don’t want to debate which name God prefers or who Divinity does or doesn’t speak to or… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on November 9, 2009 at 12:35pm —
Are you up against a wall, backed into a corner? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of the worry that won’t let you sleep? The Twelve Universal Laws of Success dug me out of just such a hole. Like a recipe for making a success pie, follow the steps and get success every time. Universal laws are no respecter of persons; what works for me will work for you.
Are you desperate for a way out? Don’t read any farther if you’re still playing. But if you have the determination and… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on August 15, 2009 at 9:19am —
Da plane boss, da plane. Do you remember that line from the opening of the old Fantasy Island TV show? Do you find yourself searching the sky? I do every time somebody claims we are living in post-racial America.
Let's take a reality break folks, Barrack in the White House not withstanding; this is still America the fractured, the unjust, the racist. But we've come so far; things are so much better. Better than what? It's kinda like saying we can't cure the cancer, but we can give… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on July 31, 2009 at 1:17pm —
It's been 12 days, almost to the first minute that I heard. I knew that instant; I didn't need Charlie Gibson to tell me or whoever it was that finally announced the news, confirmed what my heart already knew, that Peter Pan had died. It's been 12 days that the world has been a little darker place; twelve days since they told us that never again would we see his gentle smiling face. Twelve days I've been trying to understand how a fairy tale dies, how an unmistakable spark of magic is just ...… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on July 11, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Well this is the morning and it’s time to go there ya’ll. I pray you are awed by the beauty of the flowers, touched by a gentle breeze and reveling in a peaceful, knowing freedom. I am so grateful for this transcendent community called cyberspace and blessed by the love, correction, wisdom and support I/NUMN continuously receives from all of you. You are the light seen around the world; it shines through each and every one of you. Thank you.
I found myself sitting on the front porch… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on July 4, 2009 at 10:11am —
Wassup African America? I had a difficult time figuring out what to say to ya’ll in this edition of The Bridge Builders’ Update
. First “Testimony”
is a tough act to follow and the days since have been full of upheaval and insanity- literally. Momma often admonished, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The truth of those words has been made amazingly manifest in, perhaps… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on May 28, 2009 at 4:34pm —
“Those who day after day continue to think of themselves as sinners have no intention of changing. They deny the Grace that would fill their lives with love; they betray the consciousness that would reflect in them the clear, undiminished beauty of their eternal nature.
Repentance is a doorway, not an abode; it is of value only when it inspires healthy change and passes on into a state of restored self-acceptance. To value yourself less than God values you is not humility, it is… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on March 26, 2009 at 8:35am —
Around the water cooler and across the web, the call to “Buy Black” is again clearly ringing above the day-to-day din of simply being African American. Our chronic yearn for economic autonomy exponentially heightened by the euphoria and apprehension pervading current socio-political circumstances. Folks feel the ground shaking and a renewed seriousness about pulling some of it under their feet.
Once we overcome the Stockholm Syndrome Choir’s rendition of “Black folks don’t take care… Continue
Added by Michelle Roberts on March 21, 2009 at 10:42am —