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R & B Church by Butch Ford

R & B Church by Butch Ford Does the name Howard Beverly ring a bell?  Probably not.  Well…he’s a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer from Philadelphia, PA.  He started do-wapping (harmonizing) on the tough streets with friends and composing songs in the early 60’s. Beverly later changed his name to Frankie after his favorite singer Frankie

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A Wicked World by Butch Ford

      A Wicked World by Butch Ford There have been several reports of some 64,000+ African American women currently missing in the United States.  Yet another problem that’s very troubling and disturbs me deeply.  I don’t even know where to begin. I started hearing about human trafficking a few years ago but didn’t exactly

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Genocide by Butch Ford

Genocide by Butch Ford Genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people.  Especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” As I travel the highways and byways of this journey called life, I’m looking at things through a not-so-rosy set of lenses.  Maybe it has something to do with

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The Sad Truth by Butch Ford

  The Sad Truth by Butch Ford One year after the release of the 2018 critically acclaimed docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”, the Lifetime Network has released its follow-up.  If you’re unfamiliar with the story, it chronicles the alleged sexual assault allegations by dozens of women who claim to have suffered sexual and physical abuse at

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What’s going to keep you going in the New Year? Chellyz View

What’s going to keep you going in the New Year? Chellyz View It’s a New Year!  I know you have seen and heard all the Hoopla.  “New Year, New Me.”  “2020, is my Year.” “No negativity in the New Year!”  So forth…so forth… and so forth.  What happens by the fourth or fifth of January

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Twenty 20 by Butch Ford

Twenty 20 by Butch Ford As we kick off a New Year and New Decade, I’d like to get something off my chest that’s been weighing heavily on me for some time now.  With the rash of kidnappings, infestation of drugs, poverty and crime in our communities, I thought about how things were for generations

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The Trendiness of Looking Like Everyone Else by Chellyz View

The Trendiness of Looking Like Everyone Else by Chellyz View Ummmmm, let’s just state wearing designer labels isn’t a big deal to me.  Now, I am not saying I haven’t or won’t purchase name brand items for myself.  However, I am known for being frugal.  As a child, I stated I would never shop at

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Let’s Start Anew by Butch Ford

Let’s Start Anew by Butch Ford As we come to the close of another decade, there are some things I’d like to see change within our community.  As a people, we have really lowered our standards and expectations of one another.  And as a society we have come to be too accepting of mediocrity. Professional

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The Curse of the Lions? by Klassy K 

The Curse of the Lions? by Klassy K Home Skillets! What in the hell or heaven is up? Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, and let there be a joyous New Year for you as well. As we are counting down the last few days of December and getting ready for 2020, let’s try to

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Creating Priceless Memories or Endless Debt for the Holidays by Chellyz View

Creating Priceless Memories or Endless Debt for the Holidays by Chellyz View Disclaimer:  This post is not for those who have it together and have always been financially responsible during the holidays.  This one is for those who are trying to do better.  #help All Those Gadgets and Toys It happened just like that.  Two

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