Category Archives: Relationships

My Very First Best Friend – Part 1

I have a confession to make: from time to time, I find myself on the computer and an old friend I grew up with will run across my mind and I’ll Google them. Such was the case over the weekend. [Name Redacted] ran across my mind. He was my very first best friend. We went to school together from kindergarten all the way to the eighth grade. He would pick me up every morning like clockwork and we would walk to and from school together. Looking back, I often wonder what drew the two of us together. Aside from us

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Word of Mouth: Irate Single Mothers, Please Think Before You Speak.

Everyone was quiet during the sleepy train ride to work yesterday morning with the exception of one riled up mother. She was yapping away on her cell phone to her “no good” baby father. I closed my eyes, turned up my iPod and tried to tune her out. But phrases like “You ain’t shit” “you good for nothing” and “I wish I never fucked with you,” overpowered the Adele that was now blaring from my earphones. I didn’t get too upset. I knew it was only a matter of time before she was forced to pipe down and hang up

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Hope Floats

L: Rita Flythe-Young; R: Simone Flythe Today is Rita Flythe-Young’s 51st birthday. Last Friday, there was a huge party thrown in her honor. It was a celebration with all the trimmings: a live DJ, her closest friends and family working up a sweat on the dance floor, scores of soul food, a huge cake with her picture on it, black and blue balloons served as centerpieces on each table and a matching banner hung on the wall that read HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA. There was only one thing missing: the guest of honor. On the night of October, 7, 2009, Rita

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