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Jun 8th 2011 10:10AM Fanfreakinastic!! If only more wealthy and influential black folk did this, we could probably eliminate the problems in our communities and set them onto a better track instead of relying on the insufficient and poorly run government programs.
Nov 9th 2010 11:36AM Is the "City of New Orleans" making any effort at all to re-purpose the theme park? It seems an appalling waste to let it simply sit there.
Oct 4th 2010 10:01AM First of all, I do not understand the grand-staging of the principal (with her breasts popping out of her blazer). She acts so proprietary about the students, whom I presume, by her attitude, are all star roll or honor roll pupils destined for ollege. Did she have that same conversation with ALL her teachers?
Anyone who dares the teaching profession, deserves nothing but honor and admiration. With withering resources, apathetic parents, disrespectful students and haughty administrations, teaching can be challenging to say the least.
Mr. Danza should be admired for daring this venture. That he does it in front of a camera, what's the big deal? Americans are voracious for reality television, so he is not doing anything anyone else is doing!
Oct 4th 2010 9:21AM Um.
Jul 29th 2009 11:11AM I understand what Mr. Powell is saying, "anger is best controlled." However, the scenario at Mr. Gates home is par-for-the-course for many African-Americans as they go about their daily routine in a world where they are the minority in terms of race and power. Powell himself says there is no Black person that has not experienced this. What he seems to advocate is patience and understanding. Unfortunately, patience and understanding with racism and prejudice would probably still have us in chains.
As the preacher says in Ecclessiates, "to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven...a time to keep silence and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." One might also say a time to control anger and a time to release anger. Too often people IGNORE you when you try to be understanding. "It's the sqeaky wheel that gets the grease."
Jul 16th 2008 9:41AM I am a child of the 70s -when spanking was not only the norm, but other adults, with your parents consent, could hit you as well (for good cause). I was "paddled" in grade school once (down south). Where has our common sense gone? The Bible itself says if," you spare the rod, you spoil the child." That's exactly what has happened. Child psychologists have convinced us how delicate children are today and any physical force no matter how weak, is damaging. @#$!% that!
These children are exceeding clever today and know how to work the system. In some places you cannot even yell at your children in public! Children know this and use it against their parents so as to not have to face any consequences or disciplie for their unruly actions. Of course if you start early you should have fewer problems. Too many parents today are trying to "relate" to their children. NEWSFLASH-You are not their friends, you are their parents! If you do not dole out discipline and teach them the consequences of bad behavior you are the ones who need the parenting classes.
As the preacher says in Ecclessiastes, "To everthing there is a seaon, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." He might also says there is a time to talk to your kids and there is a time to spank your kids.
Most of the posts above indicate that we know the difference between child abuse and spanking, so l say good luck to the parents in their suit and bully for them!!