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In 1983, my father was permanently laid off from the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, New Jersey. At the time, we were living in the projects and this news had our family clueless as to what our next move would be.
When I tell my story, I grew up thinking I had such a unique story, that, would blow you away. I started working and meeting fathers, who had stories that were just as raw and painful as mine. I found people who had suffered with fatherlessness and abandonment issues.
Every year around this time, I patiently wait for the one experience, that one special moment that will put me in the Christmas spirit. Three years ago, it was a family trip to New York City, Rockefeller Center to see the big tree.
Santa Claus is coming to town...Oh Yeah!
Parents, have you ever wondered what your teenage son or daughter would do if given the opportunity to attend a college fair alone without your expert parental guidance? Would they be able to handle their business? Or, would they “chill” out and just goof off?
We, the people, who are faced with the historical ramifications of slavery, must now add Yale to the list of institutions that teach and talk about Social Justice and the equality of its students, but failed to deliver when given the opportunity to do what is fair and just. Yale can be praised for eliminating the title of “master” from faculty members who serve in leadership positions, to “head of college.”
Sometimes, with kids, you just can’t win. You wonder where you went wrong. But then, if you add up all the little teaching moments, you just might realize that you’re on the right track after all.
Within the context of a filmmaker, a documentary depicts the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is epitomized in the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest directed by Michael Rapaport. For the old school Hip-Hop fan, the Rap enthusiast, and the up and coming artist, this film is a must see.