Author Archive: Aleshia Clarke

The Knockout Game

There is a new “game” among the teenage crowd that is spreading in popularity across the US.  Called the knockout game, the primary objective of the “game” is to deliver a single blow to an unsuspecting pedestrian to either knock the victim down or render the victim unconscious.  You earn more points for the latter. Typical …

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Respect is Sometimes Earned, But Often Not

I’m a big advocate for cultural renewal at the community level, likely because of various cultural anthropology and sociology classes that I took in college.  I believe that a loss of community has led to severe socio-cultural isolation among people in the United States, resulting in the current era of social unrest. Our desire for …

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Web of Life

This fascinating video illustrates how our world, and the entire universe is evolving in ways we are only beginning to grasp. Though I’ve not been thrilled with the development of evolution theory to date, I find social networking theory to be a beautiful orchestration of consciousness. Wouldn’t it be something if we were part of …

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When Domestic Violence Continues Beyond Divorce

I was recently asked to ghost-write a memoir for publication in a literary journal. It is about my sister, a survivor of domestic violence and a stalking victim. The reason I approached her about writing the story is to help her process the events four years after the trauma began. Her life story is one …

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The Trayvon Martin Case: Thoughts about Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Justice.

I received an interesting response to my tweet regarding the Zimmerman verdict. It reminded me how easily social media posts are misread. The original conversation is on my twitter feed, but this is basically how it went: Me: I’m sad – This decision will further divide America. Guys like Zimmerman will continue to inflict power …

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LEGISLATURE : Bill seeks end to spousal support for child abusers – Press-Enterprise

See on Scoop.it – Social Deviance Press-Enterprise LEGISLATURE : Bill seeks end to spousal support for child abusers Press-Enterprise SACRAMENTO — Carol Abar, of Riverside, paid her ex-husband $22,000 in spousal support before he went to jail after pleading guilty to unlawful… Aleshia Clarke‘s insight: It happens to battered spouses too. I know a woman …

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Where is the voice of reason?

In my opinion, Paula Dean is pretty darned ignorant. I never cared for her style, but millions of Americans love her down home Southern cooking. I suspect that most people don’t really watch her show for the cooking; rather, they enjoy her simple nature, her Southern charm and her sense of hospitality – ideals which …

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Building a love for science both in (and out) of the classroom – Video on NBCNews.com

See on Scoop.it – Protective Factors Video on msnbc.com: A Chicago program called Project Exploration is helping low-income kids discover practical applications for science, math and engineering by introducing them to careers they might not ordinarily have considered. Aleshia Clarke‘s insight: These programs are a "lifeline" to disadvantaged kids. They offer a "hand up" for …

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1 in 3 women globally has been abused by partners, study finds

1 in 3 women globally has been abused by partners, study finds How can we expect to achieve world peace, when we cannot be safe in our own homes, with our those who are closest to us? There is only one solution: RESPECT other people; and I mean ALL other people, whether they are like …

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Go B Team, Go!

My comment on Huffington Post in regards to the following article: People, Planet, Profit: Introducing the B Team by Arianna Huffington It is time to put aside our differences for the good of ALL humanity. As human beings, we have been given the gift of reason. This proposal has been well-thought out, not some off-the-cuff …

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