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6:45 AM / Thursday October 29, 2020

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A Millennial Voice: Obsidian Studios – a gem of a recording studio

October 23, 2020

By Danae Reid Obsidian Studios — nestled in a quiet part of South Philadelphia — really lives up to its name, in the sense that the more prominent figures in the business  have managed to create something beautifully complex following a string of hardships, hard luck, and immense pressure on all fronts.  Although the newly…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… I Love You, Black Man

October 16, 2020

BY cj We say there is a beast,    a beast out there Yet when we look up,    we see who that beast is The beast is our black man,    our brothahs of the present, here, and now He is a beast because he is    searching and striving for more He is…

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Alawfultruth: Uniting Black and Brown voices for a common goal

October 16, 2020

The year 2020 has brought with it many challenges and lessons that will not soon be forgotten; a virus that continues to kill thousands by the day, fires burning across the West Coast, hurricanes that are showing up in batches of three, and an election that no one knows what the end result will be,…

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A Millennial Voice: The Election

October 16, 2020

November 8, 2016 was not the first time that I’d voted in the general sense, but it was — unfortunately — the first time I was legal to vote in a presidential election.  The importance of voting was never lost on me, as the idea of having a choice and the ability to act on…

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Divine Muva Diva: Dangerous Meanness

October 8, 2020

Dear Love Bugs: Allow me to preface this article by stating the obvious — I do not know everything, cannot solve everything and I am still learning, sometimes moment by moment. What I do instinctively know is this — when you spend your very existence choosing to participate in major shifts that ultimately become all about…

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The Face Of Trauma

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Steve Sanchez Photos / shutterstock) “And this is How Social Media Kills Black Folks…”  By Kayla Taylor When you’re a Black kid from the hood, you’ll see beer stores on almost every corner, maybe a crackhead or two, sometimes even a tree branch with some teddy bears and balloons. Sometimes police sirens wake…

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Alawfultruth: Diabetes and the destruction it causes

October 2, 2020

Some days ago, a friend pulled me aside and asked if I could help someone she knew who was struggling with diabetes. When I queried what I could do to help, she directed me to the person and said that they would tell me what their challenges were. A few days later, I stopped by…

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A Millennial Voice : Journey to Me

October 2, 2020

By Danaé Reid Alone in the dark and the ever – shrinking encasement that was really just my college apartment, I see myself crying oceans over a recent break up that in hindsight could not have been prevented.  The year was 2017, and I had just started my senior year of college: lost, alone, afraid,…

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The Cultural Coach: Elders Have Something to Teach Us

September 25, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace Dear Cultural Coach: Senior citizens contribute to our society by volunteering, mentoring youth, caring for or raising grandchildren and holding full-time or part-time jobs. So why is it when we see them on TV, in films, or in the news they always seem to be sitting around in senior citizens’ centers…

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