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From Struggle to Success: Remarkable Stories of African American Brothers
Not too long ago in the United States African-American citizens had to ride at the back of the bus, drink at segregated water fountains, and weren't allowed to enter a "whites only restaurant." The Fifteenth Amendment added to the US Constitution gave African-Americans the right to vote. The following passage from the Library of Congress states: "Yet states still found ways to circumvent the Constitution and prevent blacks from voting. Poll taxes, literacy tests, fraud and intimidation all turned African Americans away from the polls. Until the Supreme Court struck it down in 1915, many states used the "grandfather clause " to keep descendants of slaves out of elections. The clause said you could not vote unless your grandfather had voted -- an impossibility for most people whose ancestors were slaves."
Miniature Mind Musings #6
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Return of the Stay at Home Dad
My daughter’s mother, my ex, died. The funeral was to happen in 48 hours. I scrambled to find the quickest way back to Minnesota from Bali, Indonesia. I told my daughter to do her best with the funeral arrangements until I arrived.
John Batterson Stetson was born in Orange, New Jersey. In his younger years he worked with his father, Stephen Stetson, a hatter. John was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was given a short time to live . With this prognosis he left the hat making business and decided to follow his dreams and explore the Western United States. He ended up in Colorado to visit Pike’s Peak at which time he designed the Boss of the Plains hat. This hat remained extremely popular for the next twenty years.
I was tagged in the second challenge of James & Oneg’s Summer Writing Challenge Extravaganza: "Tag, You're it!" Look for the link after the poem.
Where to begin? I never expected to write an article like this. However, I just listened to the sixth episode of Behind the Bastards on Andrew Tate. It is an unfortunate reality of the world that “men” like him exist in the world. And will continue to pop up from time to time until men learn to deal with their issues in a healthy way. So, how do you do this? How does one become a man?
- First Place in Father's Footprint Challenge
An Open Letter to My Workaholic Father
Dear Papa, I love you. Throughout our 27 years on this Earth together, I've never said this one, simple phrase to you. Part of this has to do with the fact that we're Asian— and we Asians, as a rule, rarely express ourselves so overtly. But frankly, most of it has to do with the fact that I saw so little of you growing up. You, my father, are the hardest-working man I have ever met.
Are You a Metrosexual?
History The term Metrosexual was first coined in 1994 in an article by Mark Simpson in The Independent, a British online newspaper. The term was popular in the late 1990s through the early 2000s. By 2011 the term was becoming cliche. I wanted to take a fun look back and revive this term for the next few minutes of reading time.
Fantastic Fatherhood Comics
I am a huge fan of anything that makes me laugh, and this has influenced everything from my taste in movies to my dating life. But if I'm being honest, I owe this love of laughter to my Dad - the first person to make me laugh and the first person to make me appreciate the humor of our silly little lives.
One Feminist's Thoughts On Vocal's New Community for Men
Warning: This is an honest account of this feminist's (?) evolution of thought on the new Vocal community for men and of men in general. If you're easily offended, please do one of two things... Stop reading now. Or read to the very end. Anything in-between will guarantee you missing the point and getting offended. (:
- Runner-Up in Father's Footprint Challenge
The Logistics of Worth
Staring out of the windshield over the expansive hood felt like looking across a snow-covered field. The wheel was tight, forcing both hands and muscle power to turn it. Pumping the breaks was an instruction and not just a clichéd term. On one occasion while driving to my summer job, I pumped the breaks continuously but the Lemans didn’t stop at the overpass. Slowly, the beast heaved itself across the road while I held my breath. I reversed out of the bushes with an equal mix of shame and anger. Mad at Dad for not having a better job to afford a nicer, safer car. He worked in a factory, though I told everyone he worked in logistics. Not entirely untrue, but I knew what I was doing when I said it.
the lion on my shoulder
He is the only part of my life that I can’t allow to change, grow up. He is never wrong, and if he is wrong it’s only because of his Italian temper, the odd tangling of his blue barbed wired nervous system. Nothing to do with a lack of something. He can’t be less of what I think of him. He cannot be a disappointment. For a long time I could not accept that he might even have any flaws. I couldn’t bear that.