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Due to a live taping of a bad decision to cross the comedic line, the discussion of the n-word has made its way back to the hot topics list for a few days.  After watching, what is normally on my Friday night lineup, I was left wanting more.  Ice Cube’s pre-scheduled a...

The below is a transcript of LaDawn Jones interview on the Changing the Face of Power Podcast which can be found here.  Check out Rebecca Thompson's other powerful interviews with sound advice specifically for African American women running for public office.

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January 8, 2017

Anyone who is exalting the excellent movie “Hidden Figures” should probably do what I did. Shake your own family tree to discover if you have an interesting piece of American history hiding in plain view in your own family. Influenced by hype for the movie’s release, I...

December 13, 2016

    For me, the “P” in politics stands for parent. Last year while serving in the Georgia General Assembly as State Representative for District 62, I lost both of my parents to cancer. Ironically, my mother, the second of the two to pass within seven months, died on “c...

October 6, 2016

I’m calling myself out on a double standard.  After careful review, I have to be honest with myself and I hope I can bring some personal reckoning for people who agree.

This summer, I was angry that I had to ensure I had a conversation with the young people of my family...

September 24, 2016

Women make up a minority in every legislative body throughout the United States.  Politics has long been a man’s game.  Despite the increasing opportunities for women, at every turn, some men just cannot seem to ignore the very existence of a woman’s role anywhere exce...

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