11:49 AM / Friday March 24, 2023


SUNrise: cj speaks… Being present in your life

March 17, 2023

While you are spending time attending the celebrations of others — parties, anniversaries, and family unions — be sure that you are taking time to be present in the life that you walk in each and every day.   I am not saying to not continue to honor others and be there in the need…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Our ancestors

March 3, 2023

An ancestor is defined as:  1. one from whom a person is descended and who is usually more remote in the line of descent than a grandparent; and 2. a person related to you who lived a long time ago. As we look back on where we have come from, we can see that God…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Life:  victories and defeats

February 17, 2023

By cj We live each day hoping and dreaming of victory over trials, tests, bad marriages, or whatever else we need.  Those are the wins that give you peace and joy as you walk through this life every day. As a sistah living in Philadelphia, I witnessed the Eagles getting a third chance to go…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Talents and gifts

January 20, 2023

One of my favorite spaces to go to show my talents and gifts in spoken word has called it quits. Relish on Ogontz Avenue, operated by the Bynum brothers, closes its doors on January 22. Relish was my place of “cheer,” where I knew everybody and they knew me, whether we knew each other’s exact…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Living in Kwanzaa for 2023

January 6, 2023

Happy New Year 2023!   Now that the holidays of Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukkah have passed us by, it is my wish to continue to live by the principles of Kwanzaa 365 days this year.  The glory of waking up on January 1, 2023, to say hello God, thank you God, I look forward to…

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

January 6, 2023

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is finding out the hard way that getting someone elected to office doesn’t guarantee loyalty. Especially if they’re crazy. By Denise Clay-Murray As I write this column on Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s thwarted efforts to become Speaker of the House, the House has adjourned for the night. I…

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2022 Notebook: Retrenchment in fight for racial justice

December 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: JoAnn Daniels, left, accompanied by Kayla Jones, second from right, Donell Jones, right, and other family members, takes a moment to gather her thoughts during an interview with The Associated Press about her sister Celestine Chaney, who was killed in Saturday’s shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Looking back on 2022…

December 22, 2022

Looking back on 2022, I reflect on the blessings that GOD has bestowed upon me and the numerous experiences and vast encounters of the ‘nouns’ in my life; the people I have met, the places that I have been able to go, and the things that I have been able to accomplish in such a…

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