Author: AishaAdams

Dixie Mafia: What’s really going on in Dothan, Alabama?

The Dixie Mafia is said to have been founded by Mike Gillich in the 1960’s in Biloxi Mississippi. The mafia had a reputation existing in most southern states like Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Unlike traditional mafias, the members of the Dixie Mafia were not necessarily related by blood. Some  assume the group was loosely connected from diverse backgrounds bound by the idea of controlling illegal moneymaking operations. Digging a little deeper it was is easy to see that the Dixie Mafia was much more than a petty gang with...

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Rest In Power Afeni Shakur

Rapper Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur died of cardiac arrest on Monday night shortly after being taken to an area hospital. Afeni is most known as the subject of one of Tupac Shakur’s  most compelling songs “Dear Mama” (1995). The song details the her relationship with Tupac as he grew up. Aside from being the mom of a superstar and the wife of a famous Black Panther (Lumumba Shakur), Afeni Shakur was a hero in her own right. Alice Faye Williams, changed her name to Afeni meaning “dear one” or “lover of the people”, after it was given to...

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Birmingham: Magic City Diamond Classic (Free Event)

The Alabama State Hornets and Alabama A&M Bulldogs will face off for the first game in the Magic City Diamond Classic at the historic Rickwood Field on Friday, May 6th at 12:00 pm. Both of these universities have great baseball programs and are true rivals. Last year, Alabama A&M took home the win, breaking Alabama State’s 17 game winning streak. The Magic City Diamond Classic is a 3 game series in which Alabama State will be the home team. The first game will be played on Rickwood Field, the oldest professional baseball park in the United States. The other...

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Nightshade Vegetable Chili

Eating right doesn’t have to be boring. Last night we had Nightshade Chili and I had to share this recipe with you. Nightshade vegetables includes eggplant, sweet potato, tomatoes, and peppers.  Check out this awesome recipe including a few of my favorite nightshade vegetables. Ingredient List: Cube: 1 pound of sweet potatoes, (peel first) 1 large eggplant Dice: 4 garlic cloves 2 cups of tomatoes 1 stalk of celery 1 large white onion Spices: 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt and pepper to taste Oils & Sauces: 1 cup of tomato sauce 5 tablespoons of olive...

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Time4writing.com Review

If you remember my last testing update, you know that Doriyan is as smart as a whip. However, you might have also remembered he needed some additional help with his writing. When we discussed his writing scores, Doriyan let me know that aside from not feeling confident in his ability to convey his thoughts, he was also worried about his grammar. Although I enjoy working with him one on one, I wanted and something more structured. Like any parent, I wanted to ensure Doriyan would finish his ninth grade year writing well. More than that, I wanted him to...

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