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Dear B. Scott: Some years ago my dad passed from cancer and there was a lawsuit. He stipulated in the will that… Read More

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The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 41:
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Here’s the story of a lovely lady… and a man named Blevins of Carson, California. Married in 1996, they had two years… Read More

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When you become a parent, your ability to operate through sheer force of habit is heightened to almost superhuman levels. You don’t… Read More

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Coolest Black Family in America The Bufords

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Stony Brook University is the location creating the scene for Howard Buford and Delphine Fawundu to link. After seeing each other… Read More

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[FATHER/HOOD] Spare Rod, Spoil Children?

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Our daughter is now 6. This means she’s almost done with her first year of compulsory education and is about to enter what… Read More

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