Daily Archive: March 9, 2012

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Family Matters

By now, you’ve probably heard that my great-uncles, Meeks and Thomas Griffin, received posthumous pardons the day before yesterday. My family and I experienced the…

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Journey to Justice

Today, my brother and my two sons will appear before a parole board in Columbia, South Carolina, not because we’re in any kind of trouble…

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I Don’t Need It

There’s a story about a black mechanic who always drove an old, sort of run-down car to work each day, giving his white employers the…

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Family Business

A few weeks ago, when South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson yelled out “You lie!” during President Obama’s health care speech, J. Anthony Brown, TJMS sidekick…

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The Invisible Kid

For a lot of chubby kids like me, school days were horrible. I hear stories about how they were taunted, bullied or just hated. I…

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Call It a Comeback

One thing celebrities love to make clear when they return from taking time off from the spotlight for whatever reason is that they are NOT…

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Put a Ring on It

June officially kicks off wedding season, which is only a problem if you’re dating someone wants to get married and you don’t, or if all…

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An Apology is Not Enough

Fresh off of Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s health care reform address to Congress, tennis-super star Serena Williams went smooth off on a…

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What’s the Prize?

We’re in the thick of the NBA finals, as the Los Angeles Lakers face the Orlando Magic for title of NBA champions. And whether you’re…

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Fighting Words

The other day, when everyone was hyped up about parents who had decided to keep their kids out of school so they wouldn’t have to…

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Happy Feelings

I’ve always liked and respected President Jimmy Carter —and the fact that he designated June Black Music Month back in 1979 is just one of…