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Innterracial Marriage In Sports

861761_man_woman_cigars_1REMEMBER PEOPLE, THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

GET MAD, IT'S COOL. I HAVE A BULLETPROOF VEST ON LAYAWAY. WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE DOORS OF COMMUNICATION AND NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY THINGS THAT MAY NOT BE POPULAR.

HERE WE GO!

Many of our black athletes come from humble beginnings. They came up watching their single mothers struggle, working long hours, or hustling to take care of them. A lot of them grew up without fathers and had mothers strung out on drugs. Sports were their escape.

To the future athlete these are some of the things that they saw on a daily basis.

* DRUGS

* GUNS/BLACK ON BLACK CRIME

She's Luenell

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Up The Way Magazine is constantly growing. With hardtimes upon many, we all could use a good laugh. I could tell you a joke or two myself. But, when I'm not working and have a minute or two to kick back, this is who makes me laugh. She's definitely funny and a Super Star. She's appeared in several films and music videos. She's constantly on tour around the globe. With a schedule that's quite demanding, she's shared herself with me for you. Ladies and gentleman, I present Luenelle.

 

Q: For Luenell, where did it all begin?

A: I was born in Tollette, Arkansas. At two months thru the age 5, I was brought to California. I lived in Berkley and Oakland. I was mostly educated in a white suburb of the Bay area called Asheboro Valley, California. I went to college in Hayward.

  • Published in Comedy

My Heart Stopped Aching Yesterday

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My heart stopped aching yesterday,

It has ached for almost 26 years.

When he acknowledged me as his sister,

I almost burst into tears.

I have seen him in many different places,

I even knew that he was my brother.

But all I could do was look at him,

Because we did not share the same mother.

When he was just a little boy,

I would want to hold him tight.

I knew that I couldn't though,

Even though it would feel right

I didn't want to upset him or his family,

That's the last thing I'd ever do.

  • Published in Poetry
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