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12:42 AM / Monday April 12, 2021

Commentary

Frustration among good intentions

February 25, 2021

By George Burrell In 2010, after interviewing 1600 CEOs, IBM concluded new thinking and redefining the status quo are leadership skills essential to achieving and institutionalizing change.  Poverty, education, gun violence and Black business growth have been Philadelphia challenge for decades. With conditions getting worse, not better, the need for change is captured in the…

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The Cultural Coach: Standing on the side of love, part two

February 25, 2021

By Linda S. Wallace We are living during a time when we can’t hug the people we love. On many days, it is a struggle to stay connected to friends at work and in our community.  Messages of love and hope are fading from public spaces because they can’t find fertile ground. Please don’t give…

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Black History: Enslaved Black man Onesimus introduced inoculation to the US

February 24, 2021

Source: Wikipedia, Photo from History of Vaccines Onesimus, born in the late 1600’s, was an African-born man who introduced the medical procedure of inoculation to the U.S. when he was enslaved in 1706 to New England Puritan minister Cotton Mather.  Onesimus, whose name was given to him by the minister, was instrumental in the mitigation of…

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A Lawful Truth: All about… Dr. Ala Stanford

February 19, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford, MD, FAAP, FACS is an experienced physician with an impeccable record of delivering patient care. With distinctive specialty qualifications, she cares for both children and adults being double boarded and certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general adult and pediatric general and thoracic surgery. She brings her training and…

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The Cultural Coach: Standing on the side of love, part I

February 19, 2021

By Linda S. Wallace When singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen urged us to meet in “The Middle” during Jeep’s stunning Super Bowl LV commercial, for one fleeting moment I was hopeful the message would get through. This feel-good commercial, however, was much maligned by critics, who argued retribution – not compromise and conciliation – was the better…

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Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

February 18, 2021

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday. The funding for the HBCUs comes as leaders of the colleges and universities continue to advocate for additional funding nearly a year into the…

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A Millennial Voice : Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

February 12, 2021

By Danaé Reid If you’re anything like me, the phrase “time is relative” has never resonated more than it has during the past year. Days, weeks, months, and even years have amalgamated into a puddle of gray and sometimes it’s even difficult to differentiate your left from your right.  That being said, if you have…

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Trump’s last stand

February 4, 2021

By Jim Brown What a difference three weeks makes in America! With former President Donald J. Trump now out of office, his last-ditch effort to claim that the election was stolen continues to stain his legacy on the eve of his 2nd impeachment trial. Following a corrupt president who challenged every phase of the American…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… It’s that time again, love

February 4, 2021

By cj February is known as the month of love.  GOD is known to possess an abundance of love and desires  to share it with others.  The Commonwealth of Virginia, when I was growing up, was known as the state for lovers.  Love, love, love…what is love, anyway?   Love is defined as:   1. …

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