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8:22 AM / Friday January 22, 2021

Commentary

The Face Of Trauma

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Steve Sanchez Photos / shutterstock) “And this is How Social Media Kills Black Folks…”  By Kayla Taylor When you’re a Black kid from the hood, you’ll see beer stores on almost every corner, maybe a crackhead or two, sometimes even a tree branch with some teddy bears and balloons. Sometimes police sirens wake…

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Alawfultruth: Diabetes and the destruction it causes

October 2, 2020

Some days ago, a friend pulled me aside and asked if I could help someone she knew who was struggling with diabetes. When I queried what I could do to help, she directed me to the person and said that they would tell me what their challenges were. A few days later, I stopped by…

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A Millennial Voice : Journey to Me

October 2, 2020

By Danaé Reid Alone in the dark and the ever – shrinking encasement that was really just my college apartment, I see myself crying oceans over a recent break up that in hindsight could not have been prevented.  The year was 2017, and I had just started my senior year of college: lost, alone, afraid,…

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The Cultural Coach: Elders Have Something to Teach Us

September 25, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace Dear Cultural Coach: Senior citizens contribute to our society by volunteering, mentoring youth, caring for or raising grandchildren and holding full-time or part-time jobs. So why is it when we see them on TV, in films, or in the news they always seem to be sitting around in senior citizens’ centers…

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A Millennial Voice: To Duo with Love

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sheed (pictured left) and Moses (Photos courtesy Moses and Sheed) By Danaé Reid Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to speak with the popular Philly collective group, HBC, who is  back again with a new project!  Two of the group’s members, Moses and Sheed, teamed up on their first joint album, and…

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The Cultural Coach: Why diversity is everybody’s business

September 17, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace  Dear Cultural Coach: Why aren’t you more concerned about giving our youths the correct tools to succeed in a global market? Encouraging students  to constantly speak “hip-hop” vocabulary will only hold them back. It’s not like past generations where the youths had a few words or phrases used among themselves; this…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… At Times Wondering, Where Am I Living?

September 16, 2020

By cj Waking up, day after day to news that breaks hearts and causes tears to fall from eyes that are weary, not knowing what may happen next.  The minds that are overwhelmed with what is going on all around them in their environment.  The very same environment that you sleep in today, you may…

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Equity/Equality — Serious?

September 16, 2020

By George Burrell Systemic and institutional racism and its associated privileges are cancers that kill Blacks across the economic spectrum and provide advantages, which are monetized by privileged beneficiaries.  At this American tipping point, the character, courage and inclusive response of Philadelphia’s Black and white leaders will be recorded and judged by history. A damning…

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The Cultural Coach: The correct way to argue with a teacher about race

September 10, 2020

By Linda S. Wallace Dear Cultural Coach:  I have a white professor in graduate school who attempts to incorporate “diversity” instruction into his subjects. He starts each and every class emphasizing that all of the non-minority students view race alike, that we’re all inherently racist and that we all perceive “others” (his word) as inferior….

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