~~~ Sometimes, my mom would to sit me down Next to a stack of ironing She would go over language lessons while Pressing out imperfections and wrinkles This was my pre-school education Her gift of time A luxury she never had as a child She was the eldest of many So bright – so young […]

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~~~ Aspire to be the best In all you do   Shun mediocrity That’s not for you   Keep faith in God You’ll pass every test   Abide in him For there is rest   Success is yours It’s so near   You can overcome impossibilities, so never fear   by: Billye Hardy © 2009 ~~~

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A Crack In The Pedestal

~~~ We have white history, black history and American history, We have European history, world history and all kinds of history But it is only half of the story What of herstory?   Herstory is of the mothers who bore us Herstory is the breasts we suckled Herstory is who dried our tears Herstory is […]

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Catch 22

~~~ On one hand I’m applauded Respected   Forging my own way In life In the face of stumbling blocks   Being able To take care Of self   Not relying On anyone Especially a man   Always giving credit To God for The grace, in making ends meet   On the other hand I’m […]

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Jay’s Jerk Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 6 green onions, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 3/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast […]

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