Under the Hill…Is One Really The Loneliest Number?

Under the Hill…by Angela N. Parker When you live on this earth for thirty-five years without ever managing to be somebody’s wife or mother you get used to being alone. I know that some people dread loneliness, but I don’t. Sure I’d like to have someone to share my life with and there are times […]

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Under the Hill…The Feminine Mystique

By Angela N. Parker  News4usonline.com columnist I recently decided to compile some of my essays into a short book titled, Under the Hill: One Thirty-Something Woman’s Musings on Spinsterhood, Disappointment and Accidental Self Discovery. Anyone who has read my column knows that they are a type of satire, a comedic way of looking at the […]

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Under the Hill…The Power of No

By Angela N. Parker News4usonline.com Columnist Dealing with your family when you enter your thirties is a tricky thing, but when you’re unmarried and childless it’s an experience like no other. For whatever reason your family looks at you like you are in a perpetual adolescent stage. You’re a big teenager who they still have […]

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Under the Hill….Black Like Me

By Angela N. Parker     News4usonline.com Columnist I was watching the trailer for the upcoming documentary Dark Girls, produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media, and literally let out a loud sigh when it was over. Call me naive, but I really had convinced myself that this type of colorism belonged to the 1980’s, when “light-skinned” girls […]

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Under the Hill…The Invisible Sex

By Angela N. Parker  news4usonline.com contributor I was reading a story about a man who murdered his girlfriend, their two children, and himself, in front of his girlfriend’s oldest children and my mouth literally fell open when I scrolled down to the comment section and found a page full of condolences, not for the murdered […]

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Under the Hill…Worthwhile Pursuits

By Angela N. Parker  News4usonline.com Columnist I was having lunch with a co-worker and her friend when her friend suddenly announced that she was looking for a new man, one who “could bring home the bacon.”  As she continued with her “a good man is hard to find” diatribe, I realized that this woman wanted […]

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Under the Hill…Petty Things

By Angela N. Parker news4usonline.com columnist Recently a co-worker of mine, who I’ll refer to as the Q-Tip due to her big, gray afro, finally got the boot after terrorizing the office for years. The whole company went into shock. Nobody expected to be rid of her, but what surprised me more than her offing […]

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Under the Hill…The Anointed Time

By Angela N. Parker   I was watching Oprah’s two-part interview with former protégée and self-help guru Iyanla Vanzant and was riveted to the screen as Iyanla explained why she walked away from Oprah eleven years ago to do her own show with Barbara Walters. Since then Iyanla has fallen on hard times, while Oprah’s other […]

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Under the Hill…Valentine’s Day Massacres

By Angela N. Parker I was clicking through news stories on-line when I found a festive little piece about the Iranian government banning Valentine’s Day for being “too westernized.” Now, they aren’t the first to try and drive a stake through this cutesy “arrow-slinging” cupid beast.  Every year you’ll find somebody railing against the “fake” […]

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Under the Hill…A Blog by Angela N. Parker

Tick Tick, Is That the Sound  of Your Biological Clock? I recently turned 30 without ever managing to become somebody’s Mommy. I’m fine with this, more than fine, but some of my very well meaning family members can’t understand why I haven’t gone forth and multiplied. Take this past weekend, where instead of celebrating my […]

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