Juvenile delinquents, thugs and hoodlums: then and now

West Side Story¬†mocked the stereotypes of delinquents, their families, the legal system, the mental health profession and social services in the song “Gee Officer Krupke”. The blame (junkie mom, drunk dad, lazy kid, etc.) and the shift of responsibility from one problem solver (police officer, judge, psychiatrist, social worker) to another when none are ableContinue reading “Juvenile delinquents, thugs and hoodlums: then and now”

I Can’t Do It Alone – Cara Zara Hula Hoop Performance at Romare Bearden Park

Yours truly performing at Romare Bearden Park Saturday May 7th at 2pm. But I, Cara Zara, “Can’t Do It Alone.” You definitely won’t want to miss my final “act of desperation” for Romare Jazz Fest. Free fun for the family: magic, face painting, balloon artists, caricatures, and of course Hula-Hoops ūüôā  

“We Got To Have Peace”

This post is dedicated to my children and children all around the world. “People please hear us (people please hear us), through our voice the world knows there’s no choice.¬†We’re begging save the children.¬†The little ones who just don’t understand.¬†Give them a chance to breed their young and help purify the land.” Thank you CurtisContinue reading ““We Got To Have Peace””

Flint Water Crisis – Lead Poisoning of Children

Lead is a poison that affects virtually every system in the body. It is particularly harmful to the developing brain and nervous system of fetuses and young children. Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a serious public health crisis, with high levels of lead in its water supply. President Obama signed an emergency declarationContinue reading “Flint Water Crisis – Lead Poisoning of Children”