”Caitlin’s teacher’s brother plays for the Ravens. Soooo...
”Caitlin’s teacher’s brother plays for the Ravens. Soooo glad we have a reason to pick a team. Go Ravens and go Alex Silvestro!” The above quote is from Marla DeLuca Curran, posted to Facebook today citing her nine-year-old, making the same sentiment many football fans and non-fans alike are making about today’s Super Bowl game: [...]
My handsome and quite entertaining new boyfriend has been visiting me since December 27th and I’ve noticed some things besides his perfect shoulders and our impeccable chemistry with each other: we both find it difficult to impossible to go more than a few minutes without checking our smartphones. iPhone junkies. Just last night, while revisiting [...]
Journalism is at an all-time low. Never before has it been so easy to see through media tactics straight into the sensationalist, ratings-hungry, money-grubbing goals some of the national and regional outlets employ. This wouldn’t be so bad if everyone was as savvy as a journalist when reading or watching the news. This is a [...]
Not only is the Pretty Words blog meant for my first-person inner musings and as a vent machine, I also use it to analyze and marvel at the ways human beings communicate with one another, for better and for worse. For starters and to be absolutely clear, I have nothing new to add from a [...]
So, public anxiety and social media firestorms notwithstanding, you may be asking, “Where does all this irresponsible journalism come from?” Bad journalists. It can go something like this: A publisher has a meeting with the editors of a publication panicking about the recession and how advertising dollars are harder to come by, marked by the [...]
I’ve opened my heart. I’m living proof that someone who fiercely protects themselves can learn to communicate with others and with themselves more directly, more honestly and more lovingly with just a little daring and a little practice. I met a man six weeks ago. My usual M.O. would be to take control immediately. I’d [...]
Mandy Stadtmiller (@mandystadt via Twitter) is a very brave woman. The writer for xoJane confesses, purges and shares — in public — a great deal of her personal life for the benefit of curious readers and the occasional victim of sexual violence, as she once was. I’ve always admired women like her. Recently, she shared [...]
Watch this video to see what hilarity ensues when a bunch of grown women — who usually run together — get together to play…KICKBALL! For more information on Black Girls Run, click HERE.
World AIDS Day (always on December 1st) saw just two events in New Jersey: one in Newark and the other in Trenton at the Mount Zion AME Church on Pennington Avenue, an area once upon a time that was riddled with crime and drugs. This area has since been cleaned up and the neighborhood health [...]
The dude’s got charisma. The dude’s got heart. And the dude has proven that he cares about his constituents by taking up challenges that no other politician does. He’s Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker and he’s going on a weeklong “Food Stamp Challenge” beginning this Tuesday, December 4th. Earlier this month via Twitter Booker [...]