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The meaning of Kente; more than just a fashion statement

May 10, 2019

By Danae Reid As I walked through the gymnasium, accompanied by the sounds of African drums playing the soundtrack of my story and a host of other graduates, I sensed that I was a part of something bigger than myself. Something that I, as a Black student graduating from a PWI (Predominantly White Institution), could…

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Alawfultruth: Black girl magic and the toll it takes…

May 10, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders In 2007, after stepping up to support children and families and winning a seat on a local school board, I began to experience a phenomenon that I could hardly explain at the time. People were so afraid to speak publicly to me, that I endured some serious micro-aggressions, which I wrote…

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A new plan to make Wall Street pay for creating the foreclosure crisis

May 3, 2019

By Jesse Jackson TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM  Last week, as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) convened a House Financial Services Committee hearing featuring the CEOs of Wall Street’s biggest banks, the financial watchdog group, Better Markets, released a stunning report on the banks’ criminal records: ‘Wall Street’s Six Biggest Bailed-Out Banks: Their RAP Sheets and Their Ongoing Crime Spree.’…

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Mirror, Mirror…

April 26, 2019

I am a keen observer of people, and as such, can usually pick up on behaviors, while they (people) think they are playing the civilized games expected of them. Our body language and eyes speak volumes long before we open our mouths. So, for months now, l’ve been observing something that made me take a…

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Temple’s Trojan horse

April 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Concerned North Philadelphia residents protest outside of the recent launch announcing Temple University’s North Central Special Services District that would include expanded surveillance by Temple Police and security guards. Black residents in the area targeted by the new district have complained of racial profiling by Temple cops while sitting on their own steps….

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A Millennial Voice: Take a Chance

April 19, 2019

By Danae Reid We spend the bulk of our foundational years bombarded by the unsolicited advice of our elders, and if you were incredulously stubborn like me, most of the counsel I received took a while to stick. But there is one thing I learned as a child that registered immediately and has served me…

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Divine Muva Diva, April 21

April 19, 2019

Dear Muva: How do you keep people at bay when they try to “inquire” about your job search and progress? What do you say? I am of the opinion real G’s move in silence, and l get a “shady” vibe from this person who keeps asking.  Signed: Help! Dear Help!: Muva had to read your…

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Spring has sprung… potholes and trash

April 12, 2019

By Andrea Lawful Sanders What in the world is going on in these “Wakandan” streets? If you have been out driving on the roads in Philadelphia lately, you would notice that your cars have been meeting a fate worse than an overdue oil change – potholes. Not those tiny ones you can skip over that…

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The 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference brings stakeholders together to exchange insights and concepts

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Closing luncheon speaker, Wade Davis — former NFL player, corporate inclusion advisor and educator — in conversation with Patricia Lee, senior vice president of organizational development and chief CSR officer, Wyndham Hotel and Resorts. (Photo Credit – Ricky Haldis) The event — which was sold out this year — returned to Philadelphia to…

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