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Commentary

The Cultural Coach: Standing on the side of love, part I

February 19, 2021

By Linda S. Wallace When singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen urged us to meet in “The Middle” during Jeep’s stunning Super Bowl LV commercial, for one fleeting moment I was hopeful the message would get through. This feel-good commercial, however, was much maligned by critics, who argued retribution – not compromise and conciliation – was the better…

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Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

February 18, 2021

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday. The funding for the HBCUs comes as leaders of the colleges and universities continue to advocate for additional funding nearly a year into the…

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A Millennial Voice : Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

February 12, 2021

By Danaé Reid If you’re anything like me, the phrase “time is relative” has never resonated more than it has during the past year. Days, weeks, months, and even years have amalgamated into a puddle of gray and sometimes it’s even difficult to differentiate your left from your right.  That being said, if you have…

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Trump’s last stand

February 4, 2021

By Jim Brown What a difference three weeks makes in America! With former President Donald J. Trump now out of office, his last-ditch effort to claim that the election was stolen continues to stain his legacy on the eve of his 2nd impeachment trial. Following a corrupt president who challenged every phase of the American…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… It’s that time again, love

February 4, 2021

By cj February is known as the month of love.  GOD is known to possess an abundance of love and desires  to share it with others.  The Commonwealth of Virginia, when I was growing up, was known as the state for lovers.  Love, love, love…what is love, anyway?   Love is defined as:   1. …

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A Lawful Truth: As the cookie crumbles, so does a city in chaos

February 4, 2021

What is going on in Philadelphia?  In the last several weeks, we have seen so much confusion as it applies to leadership, that I do not even know where to start.  It all came to a head when 22-year-old Andrei Doroshin was given permission to dole out vaccines in the city with no medical experience…

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A Millennial Voice: Small town girl with New York City dreams

January 29, 2021

By Danaé Reid The prospect of a small-town lifestyle catapulted Savannah Vinson to leave the comfort zone of Ohio and into the rugged streets on New York City at the age of 17 to pursue a career in modeling. With the support of her family and friends, Vinson set a goal for herself.  Not only…

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Divine Muva Diva: Confused and concerned

January 29, 2021

Dear Lovies: Happy 2021! If you are reading this, you have thus far survived COVID-19, a failed coup of our democracy and we have a new president of the United States with the first Black/Asian woman vice president in our history.  So much happened last year, that I have many questions to answer and will…

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