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Butterfly, Better Fly

A while back I started a VLOG discussing my experience with spiritual transformation, mostly the positive aspects.  Out of that came a need to re-title it and express the meaning of that.  Out of that came this…I hope you enjoy.

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I’m Not The Average Black Girl

Fortunately Arsenio Hall had the good sense to bring this woman onto his show to perform one of her spoken word pieces. Take a listen and switch your mind from the identity politics of the day and understand a bit more about the politics of identity. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Feed Your Young Men Well

For those of us with the duty and the blessing to raise babies into men, it is our responsibility to teach them not just what it is they have inside them, but how to use it for good. Continue reading

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Your Place Shapes Your Path

What do Egypt and Washington D.C and Southeast Raleigh and South Los Angeles all have in common? They are all harsh climates for survival because they are all deserts. Continue reading

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The Poetry of General Patton

Patton – Through a Glass Darkly. Excellent poem.  This piece comes to us via SLICETHELIFE.  What can I say about a blog that has categories for The American Civil War, Premier League, Mothman, and West Virginia.  Clearly, there is more to this than your typical Rupert Everett movie. Related Articles I AM…Now and Forever More (carpebootium.com) … Continue reading

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What Teachers Make

This is easily one of my favorite poems of all time and in light of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike coming to an end, the Presidential election heating up, and my boys growing up faster and faster…it just seemed the right time to share.  The poet, Taylor Mali, actually is a teacher as well as a … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion? Continue reading

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When I Became a Man

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Toohey

A beautiful poem from a poet (Coco J. Ginger) I glorify.  If you’ve been here, you know of what she speaks. Toohey.   #SeizeDaBooty

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A Message From The Creator

As part of my “Following My Followers” series I am going through the blogs of people who have joined the voyage of CarpeBootium. This piece comes from LadyRomp.  The blog is focused on beauty, femininity, spirit, and race.  I hope you will enjoy this and the other pieces of this blog as much as I … Continue reading

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