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Stay Strong America

The apartment complex was vast and sprawling.  It was actually two different complexes that bordered each other and, due to the landscaping that shared a playground, they were often thought to be one complex.  Together they were comprised of roughly fifty apartment buildings, each with sixteen apartments for a total of 800 apartments.  Each apartment housed anywhere from two to six people although there were a few where single people lived and a few where the family had eight members (or more).  The estimated total population of the combined complex fluctuated from year to year but averaged about three thousand people.  During the most recent census, the population was shown to be 97% African American, 2.5% Hispanic and 0.5% Caucasian. Continue reading

Standing Still Is Falling Behind

We have all heard the story of the hare and the tortoise; the rabbit and the turtle.  We’ve heard how the rabbit was just SO sure of himself that he dawdled and wasted time while the turtle kept on making slow and steady progress.  That story is where the phrase, “Slow and steady wins the race,” comes from.  Today I want to present to you a different perspective: it doesn’t have to do with how you win the race; it has to do with recognizing whether you’re in a race or not at all. Continue reading