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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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A Millennial Voice: More money, more problems

April 9, 2021

By Danaé Reid It is common knowledge amongst my family and friends that I am extremely frugal and that my need to hold onto a dollar often overrides any personal desires I might have. If you’d have asked me a few months ago what material things I might’ve wanted, I’d have told you “nothing” without…

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cj speaks…Celebrations…

April 3, 2021

As the doors open up and as skies pour out the rains in the month of April, we can expect some beautiful flowers in the next upcoming months. April is one out of twelve months in the year that stands out so boldly in my eyes, because this is the month that my daughter was…

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A Millennial Voice: Childhood pleasures

March 26, 2021

By Danaé Reid As an artist, I often suffer from mental blocks that not only threaten my creative process, but also dissuade me from creating even the most basic piece. My artist’s ruts usually have no set time limit and take residence as an unwanted guest — claiming space that I don’t have to offer…

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