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  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Discussing Race with White People

    May 12, 15 by riversteff 1 Comment

    *I was sitting in a hotel van on the way to the airport when two white people were discussing what had become known in the national news as #Baltimore Burning. The woman said, in essence, looters who steal from and destroy their own neighborhoods were criminals whose behaviors prove police are justified to use deadly […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Fast-Food Wage War

    May 27, 14 by riversteff Leave a comment

    *So fast-food workers want to force companies to pay them at least $15 an hour in wages and they want the right to unionize. Yes, the people who ask you “Do you want fries to go with that shake?” say they deserve to earn at least $31,000 a year, which is more than the take-home […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Overcoming the Hate

    Sep 23, 13 by riversteff Leave a comment

    *A well-known pastor of a Texas mega church once said “when you hold on to your history you hold on at the expense of your destiny,” because most people are so busy being unhappy and unproductive they spend little to no time in the pursuit of happiness and life-changing productivity. And while I tend to agree […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Lessons From the Past by Gwen Rivers

    Jan 8, 13 by riversteff Leave a comment

    *Miraculously, and by the grace of God if you’re reading this, we’ve made it to yet another year. Despite the fact that to many, 2012 brought illness, death, heart break, heart ache, loneliness, insecurities, disappointments of unfilled dreams and/or expectations; and the realization of the little known fact that some individuals really do come into […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: The Mind’s Eye

    Dec 10, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment

    *I’m glad Zoey, the 3-month old daughter of Kasandra Perkins and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will get the financial support she needs from the NFL. That’s one less thing her caretakers have to worry about. But judging from the way her parents died there’s no telling what she already has been exposed to […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Playing the Mother Card

    Nov 6, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment

    *Once when I was in high school a friend and I cut class together. We were smart enough to create a fake doctor’s note for the teacher, but we walked around the neighborhood where everybody knew us, knew we should have been in school and – unfortunately for me – knew my mother’s phone number. […]