The Opinionated Housewife

Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers are convicted–and that brings hope

Philadelphia reached 500 murders with the death of a 55-year-old woman—a woman whose block captain was a…

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A Black father reflects: Me, my son and Trayvon

Me, my son and Trayvon by Solomon Jones I WAS MOVED by the tragic shooting death of…

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Latinos vs Blacks?

THE LATINO AND AFRICAN AMERICAN communities have much in common, but beneath their shared struggles and interconnected…

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More multiracial families … less racism?

Between 2000 and 2010, Americans who reported multiracial backgrounds increased by 32 percent to 9 million. Will…

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A dog named Mr. Skeffington

Something evil has made my family love tiny dogs. Not only do the kids want one, but LaVeta does, too. And she wants to name the little bugger Mr. Skeffington.

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The blackest cat in town

My idea of a pet was an alligator with a soft side, not some street cat with a Puss In Boots stare. Then came Styx …

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New Baby Blues

A FEW WEEKS ago, LaVeta’s nephew and his wife welcomed a bouncing baby girl. I was happy…

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I’m a huge Jalen Hurts fan, but this loss is on him. I know Scott fumbled and Reagor dropped that last pass, but you can’t throw 3 interceptions in a game. Hopefully he learns from this and stops forcing passes into coverage. #frustrating
The acquittal of #KyleRittenhouse opens the door for white vigilantes to kill anyone they want to. It also puts a spotlight on the judge’s biased actions during the trial.
God is so good. Two years ago today we founded @ManUpPHL with a  citywide meeting on gun violence. Tonight we celebrate that with a dinner and strategy session with mentors and mentees who are working together to change lives. We are fully funded, we have committed volunteers, and we have a Listening to the Streets initiative that gets brothers off the streets and into jobs. This week we release our first white paper based on that program. We work to end gun violence one life at a time. Can’t wait to see what the next two years brings!
Hanging out with my friend and colleague Lady B and our great boss Jay Dixon last night at the Universoul Circus. Lady B got a well-deserved community award from the NAACP. Go @ClassixPhilly!
Hanging out with my friend and colleague Lady B and our great boss Jay Dixon last night at the Universoul Circus. Lady B got a well-deserved community award from the NAACP. Go @ClassixPhilly!
My church, Great Commission Church Philly, is seeking 10 families to bless this coming Sunday as an expression of our thanks to God. If your family could use this blessing and can join us for worship, register at https://forms.gle/ggnk91nzTdUSTxtH6 or text us at 267-991-8907 for details.
Check out Trunk or Treat today at Great Commission Church 2043 Eastburn Ave. A safe place for your kids to get candy and a Word! Goes from 5 to 7 pm! @gccphilly
The look on this border agent’s face as he grabs this #Haitian migrant at the border says it all. I am so hurt to see Black people treated this way. It looks like a scene out of #Roots.
My son and I carrying on the tradition. We just watched the @philadelphiaeagles win the first game of the season 32-6. We bleed green. Eagles for life baby!
Setting up now for Hope 4 Philly. We have free groceries for the community. Enough for hundreds of people. We start at 11. It’s all at 1858 E. Washington Lane, Pennypacker School and it’s all free! @classixphilly @rnbphilly @gccphilly
Join me and @ClassixPhilly for Hope 4 Philly, on Saturday September 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E Washington Ln. Free groceries, kids cuts, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. It’s all brought to you by @gccupdate, Brown’s Family Shoprite, BRN, and more. ⁦
At Hershey Park and I think this woman Kelly Ann Conway, #Trump’s former liar in chief, walking around like she didn’t try to burn down America.