Silenced – Was I wrong??

We were in Middle School. My friend, well…she hit puberty well before the rest of us girls. As a result, she walked around with a body that the rest of us only dreamed of possessing in the near future. With that body came an air of confidence that suggested that she was somehow superior to […]

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Montgomery, Alabama

In my recent column for the Bertie Ledger-Advance I wrote about my travels to Montgomery, Alabama to visit The Legacy Museum:From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, and, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This was such an inspiring trip that I decided to share my journey with you, my SouthernmomJD readers. As an African-American woman […]

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Man POWER Monday – Bryan Stevenson has “Justice” Swag

Man POWER Monday is back!!! As part of my holiday adventures I had the opportunity to travel to Montgomery, Alabama with my nephew and daughter solely for the purpose of visiting The Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Museum and Memorial came into existence thanks […]

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Man POWER Monday – Calvon Jones has “spiritual” swag

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! It seems like a few short years ago I was attending my nephew’s high school graduation. While my family and I were all so excited about this milestone, we were a little more excited about the post graduation celebration we had planned. After all, it was just a high school […]

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Breaking News! That’s Inappropriate!

I interrupt my regularly scheduled post to bring this breaking news! No worries, Man POWER Monday will return next week. As a criminal defense attorney it is my job to present my client in the best light possible to a jury and a Judge. If anyone has ever told you that what you look like […]

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Man POWER Monday- Caleb Ruffin has “humility swag”

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! This week I am featuring none other than my wonderful nephew, Caleb Ruffin. I am such a proud auntie because at the young age of twenty, my nephew exhibits “humility swag”. Despite the fact that he is incredibly intelligent, and, strikingly handsome (all characteristics he inherited from his auntie 😆), […]

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Man POWER Monday -Myron Rolle has “All Around Swag”

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! This week I am featuring none other than Myron Rolle. If you don’t know, now you know- Myron Rolle has “all around swag”. Myron Rolle excelled academically and athletically as a student at Florida State University. Graduating magna cum laude with a degree in exercise science, Rolle was selected to receive the […]

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Man POWER Monday – Jon Moody has “artistic and athletic” swag

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! For those of you that know me, you know I hate reality tv! But, periodically, I reluctantly get sucked in for the sake of being “open-minded”. Boy am I happy that I got sucked into the reality series Southern Charm New Orleans.  This is how I was introduced to artist and […]

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Man POWER Monday – Trent Shelton has “inspirational swag”

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! This week I am featuring none other than Trent Shelton. For a person that doesn’t watch football I sure seem to be coming across a lot of athletes that I believe exhibit Man Power 🙂. Anywhooo… Trent Shelton gets my vote this week  because I totally dig his  “inspirational swag”. I came […]

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Defense Attorneys are not Void of Compassion

The small confines and layout of the courthouse made it impossible for me to avoid contact with the young man’s family during the trial. Pulling into the parking lot each morning I would see them gathered around waiting to enter the courtroom, seeking another day of “justice” for their loved one. During breaks we stood […]

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