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24th May 2016

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Autism and Us

The adage “don’t air family laundry in public” has caused many African-Americans to deny grief, pain, suffering, and mental illness. We’re a strong resilient people. If we survived slavery, surely...

Policeman - Norman Rockwell

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20th Aug 2014

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Officer Friendly – Ferguson

I recall visits from Officer Friendly in grammar school. Unfortunately, for many people of color, especially African-Americans, to serve and protect is the last thing associated with our police force....

Auntie Ronda's Snack Mix

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18th Aug 2014

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Ronda-isms Contest 2014 (Aug 25th-29th)

Enter for your chance to win a gift basket. Tell us which article or blog post on Ronda-isms.com is your favorite for a chance to win a gift basket from...

Rondaisms - Ronda Lee - Jeta B Photography

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04th Aug 2014

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Advice to My Younger Self

Last week, two friends called for advice. One asked about a job interview and the other about what was holding back career goals. I told both of them that their anxiety...

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26th Jul 2014

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Chicago: What’s Going On?

I see all that is happening in my hometown and in the words of Marvin Gaye, I shake my head wondering, “What’s going on?” From education, the economy, and politics,...

rat-xing

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25th Jul 2014

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A Word from the Gothamist on NYC Being the Unhappiest

In light of yesterday’s post, Branching Out in the Unhappiest City, I offer you opinions from some local papers.   From the Gothamist, my favorite response to the news because it is such...

Gritty City, Taylor T-Sides photo

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24th Jul 2014

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Branching Out in the Unhappiest City

After unsuccessfully trying to get a few articles posted on established publishing sites, I decided to branch out. I typically re-post my blogs on medium.com, which I like because most...

Rondaisms - Ronda Lee - Jeta B Photography

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02nd Jul 2014

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Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday. I get to see my mom, nieces, and nephews. I get to enjoy mom’s cooking and catching up with auntie’s babies the entire weekend. So grateful...

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24th Jun 2014

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Rest Stops Along the Way

No journey is without difficulty. “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” There are two recurring themes that I have learned from my journey trying to...

hope

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11th Jun 2014

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Hope – Rebirth of Dream Chasing

A few weeks ago, I wrote Like a Pigeon Stuck in an Air Shaft. In that post, I mentioned feeling like the pigeon stuck in my apartment building’s internal shaft – going a...

Acquavella Galleries - Basquiat - Schorr Family

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03rd Jun 2014

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Hip-Hop & Art: Pollack – Basquiat – Banksy

Art adds value to our world as an expression of life. I do not always understand it, but I appreciate its various forms. Sometimes art imitates life. Other times art...

Rondaisms - Ronda Lee - Jeta B Photography

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28th May 2014

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Three Years Living and Learning NYC

A rolling stone gathers no moss. I guess that has been my motto since graduating college. My journey to NYC is as important as what has happened since my arrival....

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