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“The Talk” and Their Rights: Inspiration for Continuing the Conversation {+book recommendation}

I am not sure that “The Talk” is a discussion that occurs in a one-time sitting. I’ve been having this conversation as a series of talks over time as my sons mature, become more curious, have their own experience, and witness news in the media. When I was growing up, …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 15 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 15, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! So many June babies! This week, shout-out to my kid cousin. She’s 22 this year. This week there is Juneteenth and the …

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Being Black Thrice

Being a Black woman is like being Black twice. But, being a Black mama, is like being Black thrice. The pressure to be a not-so-angry firefly, A pretty butterfly and one helluva a fierce dragonfly is so heavy. So deadly. Miss Me. No, miss him. Not her baby boy. Not …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 08 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 8, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! I know so many June babies. This week, shout-out to my twin cousin and my nephew’s mama. This week there is national …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 01 June 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on June 1, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! My birthday was this week. America was in turmoil. Still is. This week’s Musings is a special edition. Instead of a sporadic list of things, I’m sharing a thematic …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 25 May 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on May 25, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! We continue with GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! This week there is Africa Day, May 25, and the final day of school in our District. A moment of silence to …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 18 May 2020

This is the Friday of the week beginning on May 18, 2020. Welcome to Free-thought Fridays! This week brings GEMINI SEASON! The most wonderful time of the year! This is the last week of Ramadan! Time to eat ’round the clock. Bigs ups to Ancestor Malcolm X whose birthday was …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 11 May 2020

This is the week of May 11, 2020. There is more Ramadan. And not much else, huh? Mother’s Day has passed, and the calendar is on a quiet spell for a bit. I became a student again this week. Two graduate-level courses. I wrote this post. I am adding a …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings ~ 04 May 2020

This is the week of May 4, 2020. Agriculturally, Astronomically, welcome to Month 2. There is Cinco de Mayo. There is May’s Full Moon, the Flower Moon. There is more Ramadan. I published this post. And at some point this week, my graduate students graduate with a master’s degree in …

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Ms. Jae’s Musings: April 27, 2020

This is the week of April 27, 2020. There is my female soulmate’s Earthday. There is Ramadan. And at some point this week, I move into my new apartment. These are my top ten (shareable) thoughts in this week’s rhapsody of Miss Jae’s Musings: 1. The Best You. I know …

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