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Arizona's 1070

518967_immmigration_rallyThe chanting of "Si, se puede! Si, se puede!"("Yes We Can! Yes We Can!") took on a new meaning on April 25, 2010 in Arizona's capitol city. Thousands came out in Phoenix to express their outrage of Senate Bill 1070.

This new bill encourages, allows and requires police to question, at their discretion and free will, anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally. This includes asking for their identification. Anyone not being able to prove the latter could be arrested, fined $2,500.00 and

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Memory Sharing!

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Suicide is a topic rarely talked about in the African American community.

Here is my story. When I was 14 years old, I was living with a friend of mine and her family.  I had a lot of freedom but I was unhappy.  I was very unhappy.

I began drinking Cisco, trying to escape my pain. The alcohol wasn’t working. I no longer wanted to live. I began to have thoughts about suicide, thinking about jumping in front of cars. I decided against it because I had been hit by a car before and that wasn’t a good feeling. I then thought about stabbing myself but I didn’t want to bleed all over the place. I wanted my death to be peaceful.  One night when everyone in the house was asleep, I went into the bathroom, opened the medicine cabinet, and pulled out a bottle of pills. The bottle had not been opened, so when I opened the bottle, I only took half. I didn’t want to take the whole bottle for fear of getting in trouble, just in case I didn’t die. I went into the kitchen, got a glass of water, and took the pills.

My Favorite Quote

1069764_sadness"Don't make anyone your first priority when all you are to them is an option".

This quote was something that my mother would often say to me growing up. I never really understood completely what she meant by it, until I reached the age of 25. Yes, sad but true, It took me all those years to realize what she was trying to tell me and what I am about to say, may not be new to you.

Most woman do not realize that this is happening to them. A man comes along and enters into their world and treats them like a queen in the beginning of the relationship and then bang! He flips the script on them and starts treating them like they are just a piece of meat and end up leaving them all chewed up, like they never meant anything to them.

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