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12:52 AM / Sunday June 20, 2021

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A Millennial Voice: My Journey to Pfizer

May 7, 2021

By Danaé Reid A week has gone by since I walked into the gym of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York to get the first dose of my Pfizer COVID shot. The long, organized aisles with military personnel directing this person or that person on where to go, made the experience feel quite apocalyptically…

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The world watched America as Lady Justice got it right!

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Demonstrators gather outside Cup Foods to celebrate the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) By Jim Brown Lady Justice finally took off her blindfold to see what African Americans have been seeing for decades. America’s…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Checking In

April 30, 2021

So, it has been a year since we first met as my writing career began with the Philadelphia Sunday SUN. It started with an acrostic poem called “Pandemic” which talked about how you were feeling and what was going in your life, so I thought it was pertinent to reach back out and ask you,…

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Alawfultruth: Physicians, heal thyself

April 30, 2021

In recent weeks, I have had more friends go into the hospital and leave in a body bag than I want to count. And while that is tragic all by itself, the way the family members have been treated by physicians in hospitals leaves a lot to be desired. There must be a better way. …

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A Millennial Voice: Confessions of a small business owner

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Products from “Danaé”.  (Photos courtesy: Danaé Reid) By Danaé Reid Danette Reid, my mother, was the first example I had of what a Black woman could be and what one person could create. Because of her, I never placed any limitations on what I could achieve. Because of my personality, I’ve naturally never…

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Alawfultruth: The people of color who owned slaves in Louisiana

April 23, 2021

On April 10, I made a journey to the Laura Plantation in Louisiana. It was one that I may not soon forget. Nestled on River Road in Vacherie, Louisiana, the Laura Plantation is ranked by TripAdvisor as having the number one plantation tour on River Road and the best history tour in the United States…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Restorative Practices — a poem

April 15, 2021

As our communities are suffering from gun violence, the lack of education, and poverty in terms of equitable foods and opportunities, Restorative practices are needed and a must. It is through our restorative practices that we are going to be able to embellish our youth to see more positive possibilities in this drastic life that…

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Asian Lives Matter, Too

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Actress Sandra Oh speaks at a #StopAsian Hate rally in Pittsburgh, Pa. on March 20. ( Photo/Instagram: @sandraohonline) By Jeff Winbush  The distance between Philadelphia and Atlanta is 778 miles.  On March 17, a white man legally purchases a gun faster than a Black person in Georgia can vote and goes out to…

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Divine Muva Diva: Is it really that serious?

April 14, 2021

I know we are all sick of talking about COVID-19; I am too, believe me. However, we have a problem in this country and a pattern of behaviors that have consistently led to our being in crisis mode. After a year of being in our homes and not being able to go anywhere essentially, we…

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Alawfultruth: The caste system within

April 9, 2021

In the United States, Black and brown people are usually placed into the lowest caste, which often means that anything good or excellent as it applies to us is null and void. In the United States, Black and brown people are usually placed into the lowest caste, which often means that anything good or excellent…

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