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Alawfultruth: Facing the unimaginable

March 26, 2021

On March 10 while playing basketball with his cousin in Southwest Philadelphia, 15-year-old Antonio Walker Jr. was shot and killed and became yet another statistic in a year already riddled with gun violence in Philadelphia. His mother Nydisha Williams, Williams’ father Martin Boyd and her brother, all described a series of events that no family…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Have you been vaccinated?

March 18, 2021

In my last article, I talked about your health.  I discussed different ways that can help you calm your spirit, uplift your mind, and restore your soul.  As we are getting our health in order, have you been vaccinated?  Are you interested in getting your vaccination?  If you responded “yes,” you’re walking down the right…

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A Millennial Voice: The Rapha Art Center

March 12, 2021

By Danaé Reid The Rapha Art Center has been a staple in Brooklyn, New York for the past 20 plus years and has been revered as a safe space for persons of all backgrounds to come and be filled with the spirit and vitality of love. The center has dedicated itself to community and has…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… YOUR HEALTH

March 5, 2021

Black folks — and people of color in general — your health should be your number one priority.  We have been in COVID-19 quarantine since March 13, 2020 when everything shut down; citywide, stateside, and nationwide. So, I would like to pose a question in your direction, something for you to think about — how…

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Alawfultruth: Raising the ones who raised us

March 5, 2021

If we are fortunate enough to see our parents age to the point of becoming octogenarians, we feel to a certain extent blessed that they are still here with us — until that aging process begins to take a toll on them and ultimately on you as their caregiver.  In the United States and around…

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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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