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5:14 PM / Monday September 28, 2020

Commentary

A Millennial Voice: Vital Tonics

July 31, 2020

By Danaé Reid To the naked eye, Natalie Bustamante looks like your ordinary, successful, beautiful Latina woman, but below the surface there’s a history of physical pain and that once prevented her from completing even the simplest functions without one pill or another.   Bustamante spent the bulk of her adolescence medicated for a myriad…

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The Cultural Coach: Labels are for packages, not for grandkids

July 31, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace Dear Cultural Coach:  Why do people put labels on their grandchildren? I hear people make statements like “my local grandkids, my Italian grandkids, my Mexican grandkids … my Jewish ready-made (adopted) grandkids.” I personally find this extremely inappropriate and have since learned that many parents of those kids are also annoyed….

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Alawfultruth: Can we have, and keep, anything decent?

July 31, 2020

I am an avid reader of books — so much so, that I was reading fluently at the age of 3. There was no book that I didn’t get my hands on with glee and in anticipation of what was within those covers. So, when I learned that professor, author and expert commentator Marc Lamont…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… From whence we came, where do we go now?

July 24, 2020

As we are waking up to see what the world has going on in the news, throughout your neighborhood, and all inside of your mind, individually and collectively, we wonder what can possibly happen next. Are you getting alarmed?  Do you feel alone or scared?   Who am I and what is going to be…

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Divine Muva Diva: Ask Muva Vol. 36

July 24, 2020

Dear Muva: It breaks my heart to even write to you about this, but I honestly believe my pain will help someone else. I met an amazing man about 15 years ago, and after dating for a while, we decided to be exclusive. As usual, I asked if he had any open relationships anywhere, and…

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Commentary: The superpowers of legacy and coalition building

July 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Rev. C.T. Vivian, second from left, talks to Juanita Abernathy, as Rep. John Lewis, left, D-Ga., and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, right, watch the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Atlanta Hawks and theToronto Raptors, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Atlanta. The Hawks paid tribute to civil rights pioneers…

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Is it wrong for White people to protect their heritage?

July 17, 2020

Q: Dear Cultural Coach: When immigrants keep their old customs and values, it changes our community. Their music is different, and there are shows in foreign languages on my TV. We are losing the home we once knew.  People are walking around speaking a language we can’t understand. Businesses post signs in languages we can’t…

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A Millennial Voice: Alive and Living

July 17, 2020

I believe that the current state of the world further complicates the already taxing path a person might be on in an effort to find inner peace.  But  there’s one group that I believe has been footing the bill of pain and agony for centuries, yet is vastly ignored. That group is Black women.  Lately…

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Alawfultruth: Entangled much?

July 17, 2020

If you have been living anywhere in the United States and beyond, you heard about the “entanglement” of one Jada Pinkett Smith when a paramour spilled the beans unexpectedly and very publicly after 4 1/2 years of not speaking about it — at least according to Jada.  As you can imagine, there were opinions and…

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