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  • Steven Ivory: That (Holiday) Feeling

    Nov 15, 11 by EurPublisher Comments Off


    *Say it with me: I can’t believe it’s already the holidays. Two weeks ago it was February.  My neighborhood Rite-Aid has had Christmas decorations on the shelves since the end of September.  And only twelve days into November,  the Saturday afternoon bustle at Whole Foods felt suspiciously like folks making a run on turkey dinner […]

  • The Bridge: He Who Laughs…

    Jul 12, 11 by EurPublisher 3 Comments


    *It has been said that he who laughs last, laughs best. When it comes to laughing at African Americans and ignorant Black comedy, we have to seriously ask ourselves: “Who’s laughing last? Who’s laughing best?” I’m not certain that it’s us. Let’s take, for example, Chris Rock’s famous quip: “There’s a difference between Black people […]

  • Janet Hubert Asks is Ghetto the New Black?: To Sag or Not to Sag

    Jun 25, 11 by EurPublisher 7 Comments


    *I remember years ago sitting in an enclosed patio of a New York City restaurant when a man came up and pressed his private parts against the window. Like a scene out of Sex in the City my girlfriend and I gave him the itty bitty sign and kept on eating. I was about 25 […]

  • Steven Ivory: Things I Never Thought I’d Live to Say

    Jun 21, 11 by EurPublisher 2 Comments


    *Change is a cornerstone of life. Evolution, transformation, personal growth–at the very least, we’re  all allowed a change of heart. That said, I never figured on hearing myself say some of the things I say today.  Out of my mouth occasionally come the same words, phrases, mottos and mantras that I heard adults say when […]

  • Steven Ivory: The Sacredness of Summer

    Jun 14, 11 by EurPublisher Comments Off


    *On the evening news, I watched a segment about summer school. The benefit of classes year round, said the report, is that kids learn more in a shorter amount of time and thus leave the school system earlier. Summer school, it was said, keeps them out of trouble. The down side, said a therapist interviewed, […]

  • President Obama Pens Father’s Day Essay

    Jun 8, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *People magazine has posted part of an exclusive Father’s Day essay from President Barack Obama, which expresses how growing up without a dad made him want to be the best parent he could. An excerpt from the essay, available in its entirety this Friday on newsstands, is listed below: I grew up without a father […]