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EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Posted by Luminus on July 25, 2016


by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chiefby Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism.  I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a handful of folks on Facebook.

Here’s his post:

“To all of my Black or mixed race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “White Privilege” of which I’m apparently guilty of possessing. By not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/ nationality/body type that differs from my own makes me part of the problem, according to what I’m now hearing. Despite my treating everyone with respect and humor my entire life (as far as I know), I’m somehow complicit in the misfortune…

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I’m back I think adn Rooney should be sanctioned

Posted by Luminus on July 7, 2006

I haven’t been blogging for a while now, so sue me, I’ve been neck deep in work while also completing plans to become a blog landlord, not that I haven’t enjoyed freeloading on, but you know how it is, I need my own space.

Anyhow, here’s what made me write up a new post. I nicked ths off of, Nfield, a blog wriiten by Dan, an Advertising Exec, which explains the spin he put on it. It was just so striking. If you didn’t see the match between England and Portugal where Wayne Rooney got sent off then you won’t get it and frankly I’m neither in the mood nor do I have the time to explain.

Check it out. You may wanna click on it to see a bigger version.

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Hands free can opener

Posted by Luminus on June 6, 2006


Need a better can opener? Sharper Image is betting you do. Check out their Handsfree Can Opener.
With just a push of a button the Handsfree can open most round cans, automatically traveling around and cutting a smooth edge just below the rim, allowing you to lift the lid safely without sharp edges.

needing more juice. Best of all is that the battery-operated cordlessThe can opener runs off of two AA batteries and will open about 100 cans before design will let you use this little baby wherever you need to, in the kitchen or out on a campsite. How convenient.

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Posted by Luminus on June 6, 2006

Here’s why Lawyers should never ask a witness a question if they aren’t prepared for the worst answer.

In a trial, a Southern small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand. The witness was a grand motherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, “Mrs.Jones, do you know me?”

She responded, “Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams.I’ve know you since you were a young boy,and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you. “

The Lawyer was stunned.

Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones. do you know the defense attorney?” She again replied, “Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem. He can’t
build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women, one of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”

The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench, and in a very quiet voice, said,
“If either of you bastards asks her if she knows me, I’ll throw you in jail for contempt

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Marriage and relationship lessons from Kids

Posted by Luminus on June 2, 2006


  1. You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. — Alan, age 10
  2. No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. — Kristen, age 10


  1. Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. — Camille, age 10
  2. No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married. — Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)


  1. You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. — Derrick, age 8


  1. Both don't want any more kids. — Lori, age 8


  1. Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. — Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
  2. On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. — Martin, age 10


  1. I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. — Craig, age 9


  1. When they're rich. — Pam, age 7
  2. The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that – – Curt, age 7
  3. The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. — Howard, age 8


  1. It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. — Anita, age 9 (bless you child)


  1. There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? — Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is……..


Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. — Ricky, age 10

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Is he mine?

Posted by Luminus on June 1, 2006

A husband and wife had four boys. The odd part of it was that the older three had red hair, light skin, and were tall, while the youngest son had black hair, dark eyes, and was short.

The father eventually took ill and was lying on his deathbed when he turned to his wife and said, “Honey, before I die, be totally honest with me – is our youngest son my child?”

The wife replied, “I swear on everything that’s holy that he is your son.” With that the husband passed away. The wife then muttered, “Thank God he didn’t ask about the other three.”

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Want Twins, Drink Milk

Posted by Luminus on May 26, 2006

According to a study published in the Journal of
Reproductive Medicine
  mothers who drink milk are more liable to have twins. It also suggests that animal-product foodstuffs, especially dairy foods,
i.e. Milk and Milk products, can increase the chance of releasing during ovulation more than one egg, which
could lead to a double fertilization.

Find out more about that here

This reminds me of a friend I had in school who said she wants 6 kids and wants to go through birthing only twice, so in effect she wants Triplets Twice. Thanks God it was a woman that said that. Where I come from, in this day and age of Feminism and Gender Equality, if a man suggested that to his wife, she’s suggest he carry the pregnancies and we’d be hearing more about the Herstory of Huwonanity.

So, If you have a friend or relative who’s looking to have a set of twins, think Milk.

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7 Weeks To A Happier Life

Posted by Luminus on May 26, 2006

I got this in my email, it’s so so true. I hope it bleses y’all

Life is usually what we make it. Wait a minute — did I say “make it”? I know, I know, the conventional theory is that “life happens” — um, yeah, I cleaned that up a bit.

And while there are things that none of us can control — weather, economy, construction crews, other people — there are many things that you are in charge of. These are the things that help you lead a happier life. Put one into place in the SPECIFICS of your life, and at the end of 7 weeks you’ll have a happier, easier, better life than ever before.

1. Choose Consciously: Make an effort to decide that YOU choose how to spend your time, money, energy, and spirit. As long as you accept the consequences, and make the choice with your eyes open, you’ll feel more in control. Consciously choosing your TV time, or surfing time, is a lot different than just realizing you spent 4 hours clicking channels. Ask yourself, “I have from 7 pm until bedtime. How do I want to spend that time?”

2. Set Priorities. If the annoyances of life are living your life for you, you’re never going to win the foot- race of life. You’ll simply run out of time, devoting it to things that you chose in the moment, instead of what you really wanted the most. Don’t put what you want right now above what you really want in the long run. Ask yourself, “Self, I have raised my standard to not buy anything else on credit. But I really want this outfit for my meeting next week. What’s more important to me?”

3. Nurture It: Protect It: What you focus on in your life will flourish If you focus on problems, and lack, and hatred, and guilt, and self doubt, that’s what you’ll find growing in your garden of life. Instead plant seeds of change, conviction, courage, and choice. No, it’s not just about thinking positive thoughts — but it’s a heck of a good place to start!

4. Be Consistent. Anything that you do consistently, day after day, week after week, adds up. Good results or bad results are the product of repeating the same behavior over and over. If you consistently save, you’ll have money in the bank; if you consistently over-spend, you’ll be in debt. Choose what you want, and take one small step, consistently day after day, and see what happens.

5. Stop Reading, Start Doing: We live in an amazing world of information. Most people have access to more choices and information than they’ve ever had. Even our children are faced with decisions based on their broader ability to receive information. But. information without action is useless. Stop looking for a Quick Fix in the next book. Put the information you already have to work in your life. Ask yourself, “What can I do today to start to build up a reserve (of cash, of time, of food, of friends) that will help me live without fear?”

6. Stop Analyzing, Start Living. A lot of psycho- babble teaches us that we need to know the “why” about our behavior before we can address it. And the “why” can sometimes help correct a problem, or give you a reason for your action.. But most of what we all do on a daily basis is not the product of some deep dark psychological reason. It’s habit. Change your habits, and you’ll change your life. Change your attitude and you’ll change your life. Change your environment and you’ll change your life. Ask yourself, “What habit is the biggest obstacle to achieving my goals?”

7. Ask For What You Want. It’s time to stop expecting other people to read your mind. Think about how frustrating it is for you when someone expects you to know what they are thinking. It’s just a set up for failure. Be willing to ask concisely, pleasantly, and honestly for what you want and need in your life. Ask yourself, “Do I expect people in my life to ‘justknow’ what I need and want? Am I able to do that for other people on a 99% correct basis? No! So I will respect others by telling them what I need, and asking them to tell me as well.”

And above all, read and meditate on the WORD OF GOD for your spiritual growth and don’t forget to cap it up with PRAYERS.

I already got myself started on this so ask me where i’m at in 7 weeks and I’ll be glad to share with you.

Have a lovely day and a splendid weekend!

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Finally Moved the Job Blog

Posted by Luminus on May 19, 2006

Howdy Peeps,

I finally moved the Jobs in Nigeria postings to a new blog. I"ve aptly titled it Jobs in Nigeria. Henceforth, all job related postings will appear there. I would like to admonish y"all to abide by the ground rules that I"ve stated there to make the management of the blog less tedious.

I trust that I will receive your utmost co-operation.

Thanks a bunch.

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Stole a visit to CTO

Posted by Luminus on May 19, 2006

Whoa! Don't tell nobody but I stole a visit to the ongoing CTO here in Lagos Nigeria, as a matter of fact, I'm writing this post from there. I'm a the Netcom stand and this baby is blowing my mind. The speed is mind bogglingly amazing. Pardon my expression, it's just that sometimes I need to invent the words to express my emotions.

This was the number one thing I wanted to see at the CTO, I'm still gonna look around and see a couple of things, but I just had to give props to Netcom.

I think the service is worth every red cent. It's blindingly fast and you can use it on the go. There are 2 different kits for their My Netcom service for individuals, one that works for laptops exclusively, if fits into your wireless card slot and the other that can swing it both ways using a USB connection.

They also have corporate services including VoIP,VSAT and a host of other offerings. I can't go into all that right now, gotta get to work before I get fired.

In the meantime, if you wanna know more about the CTO and all the happenings there you might wanna check out Unilag Faces, apparently, their the official bloggers for the CTO. 


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