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Milton Lee Norris

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One might say that writing has become my fondest passion; it is a love that always gives, and one that I feel comfortable sharing. I write because writing has become the voice in which I can speak to many people, share experiences, stories and truths. I have written a non-fiction book called "Born In The Wrong Country," which I recently published through lulu, and can be purchased through BarnesandNoble, Amazon and others.

I have lived and worked in New York City for just almost 37 years. I write because it is a very powerful way of spreading ideas, news and touching the human spirit. Writing can make one laugh, cry, smile, or it can enrage others when it presents truths, as it begins to enlighten people. Writing is like a photograph from the author's mind put into words.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Christianity Is Not a Jewelry Store This article is about Christianity and Christians real vs. so-called Christians. It speaks of Christianity as not being a jewelry store where people get to pick and chose whom they should love. It speaks of the rock b/w Christianity and God's love. It points out how Gays and the LGBT people aren't the real dilemma of the Christian Church but plainly how being evil and hateful are the real issues.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 12, 2010
President Obama Put on His Boxing Gloves by Milton Lee Norris This is an article about a very different kind of President, an African-American Person of Color, who finally put on his boxing gloves so speak, and let the politicians know what and why he had decided to accept the deal, which he and the Republican Party had reached; it was for the American people. This time sensitive Tax deal really didn't leave much wiggle room, yet he answered all questions unequivocally.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 6, 2010
America's Secret or Secrets This article is about the discovery of a secret which was recently exposed to the American people and to the world. It reminds those of the horrific crime that was done to the African-American men in Tuskegee involving syphilis. More than that, this find about what was done to 1,500 Guatemalans is despicable; it's sickening and it leaves one wondering, what is else is the United States of America hiding?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Obama's Inherited Wars by Milton Lee Norris This article is about the wars that President Obama inherited, and being made a scapegoat for what former President Bush started; it points out Bush's axis of evil speech. This article focuses on not knowing or understanding the Black man, who some Americans deem as inconsequential. It's an article about the misconception of Black people, which stems from America's arrogance unwilling to study the history of Black people.
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2010
America's Cinderella Story Mentality This article is about America's Cinderella Story Mentality, which the author explains by telling us that there is no Cinderella Story in politics; it's just an illusion and a fairytale that doesn't exist in politics any more than instant gratification does. It also points out how unreasonable it is to support someone for only 18 months because of how some voters looked at Obama as some kind of magician, or a Moses character.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 10, 2010
Politics is Not about Instant Gratification This article is about misguided politicians and Americans that want instant gratification where there is none. It is about supporting President Obama the way the American people promised. This article speaks of the reality of politics; it spells out the illusion of politics as demonstrated with the Bush administration, an illusion which caused the lost of life to so many of our men and women and a great recession.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2010
President Obama said Muslims Have the Right This article is about what President Obama didn't say, which seems to drawn so much opposition to Politicians and the public. Both parties are saying that this is about building near ground zero. The real issue that this article speaks of is about the racism against the Muslim people and their having the same rights as all of the citizens in our very diverse country; this is the heart of this issue; ground zero is secondary.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
Steven Slater's Rude Awakening; he's no hero. This article is about what causes someone to act in a rather bizarre grandiose fashion. This article speaks of what may have actually caused this airline steward to act out. It also implies that there is something about Steven Slater that isn't being talked about, and that there is something missing. It asks was he drunk, on drugs or does he have some kind of psychological disorder? Could Mr. Slater be calling out for help?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 26, 2010
What Shirley Sherrod Really Said, subtitled The Sting of Racism This article is about racism and about what really transpired and forced an African-American Person of Color to resign from her job. It pits White against Black and whom to believe. A wrong judgment call was made, which caused a terrible mishap. The article asks if this was a lone person or perhaps a greater cover-up of things in the works, such as trying to sabotage the Obama Administration.
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
How Much are the American People Worth? This article looks at spending vs. the American people. It also looks at Politics and the American people and asks how much are the American people worth? By shedding light on how much money was spent for the illegal Iraq War and also how much was spent on the bailout of the banks and big business, this article brings to light what is really important or what seems to be of importance over the American people.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 29, 2010
How Do You See President Obama? This article starts by asking a question; how do you see President Obama? Weaving slavery, pedophilia, (LGBT), lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgender into this mix of how we think of people is incorporated into the mix of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's insubordination. His lack of respect is shown to demonstrate how some people may still think, and how some people would probably rather not get caught or outed for their actions or
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Gulf Oil Crisis and Black Fishermen This article speaks of what seems like the invisible Black Fishermen and their livelihood. It is about racist attitudes that destroy progress of working together to achieve success. This article is about a double standard when it comes to Black and White in this country; it's about arrogant politicians and how one would use his arrogant insinuation to thwart Obama's progress in dealing with America's big businesses.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2010
President Obama, A Unique Black Man This article is about how the public, more so the White public would like President Obama to act. The article discusses a reason why some people might want him to act a certain way, which dates back to slavery. Quite simply, for the first time in history we have an African-American Man of Color as President of the United States of America, and the reins of power have changed.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Suddenly Gary Coleman Died This article is about Gary Coleman a child star and, what happens when they become overloaded with monetary, marital and health problems and then must face a new health problem of having intermittent seizures. It speaks of what kind of mind set that this individual might be facing and how the public can easily misunderstand because they aren't equipped to deal with the mood changes of a sick person.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 31, 2010
Texas Has Gone Too Far This article speaks of how Texas has gone too far by voting to change how they will teach history and social studies. Rewriting history to a right winged aspect, while leaving out the slavery in this country and other aspects of African-American history is more than a slap in the face to the African-American people; it is also like slapping all Americans who are fighting against bigotry and stupidity.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 1, 2010
Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Pope's Letter of Apology This article speaks of the sexual abuse by the Priests of the Roman Catholic Church. It asks what message is sent by a Pope's Letter of apology. It poses a scenario of the cover up of the Roman Catholic Church and the strong voice of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. It points out the denial of the Eucharist to Gay Men and Women, while pointing to the fact that these priests celebrate the Eucharist and absolve sins.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2009
They Barred Them from Her Book Signing Party This article is about racism and discrimination by an establishment against black people. Black people, guests of the author were denied entrance to a club where an African-American Woman of Color was having her book signing party. It speaks of the discrimination in New York City, Long Island, and other parts of this country. This article depicts the racial temperament in the United States of America.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2009
President Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 This article is really about our President winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is about the controversy of some saying that it is too soon for him to win, others saying that it's not too soon, and still others who say he doesn't deserve it. This article asks people to look at who Barack Obama was before being elected president, what he fought for and what he continues to fight for as the President of the United States of Americ
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
President Barack Obama's Talk to Your Kids This article is about President Obama's upcoming presidential speech to the school children; it is about the importance of education in America. It is about learning from the past lies told by the previous administration. It is about a president that is an advocate for education. This article speaks of Obama as knowing how to guide America's ship, unlike the lies of the previous administration, and the invasion of Iraq.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2009
Racism Is Like a Pit Bull; Blacks and Hispanics Aren't Welcome at Our Pool This article speaks about a pool incident that occurred, which didn't allow Black and Hispanic children to use the pool. The article tries answering the question of why, by putting in perspective what parents taught their children, and what they had been taught. The writer speaks of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics as being prejudiced; he then goes on to talk about nurturing the wrong things in life, which send the wrong message.

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