Last month a teenage wrestler was refused the opportunity to compete unless he cut his hair. The young, African American student, Andrew Johnson, was competing in a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) sanctioned tournament. The referee, Alan Maloney stated to Andrew and his coaches that his dreadlocks were a clear violation of the … Continue reading A Bias Approach to Sports By Mark Hollis
With each new year, comes the idea that humanity gets a new start. People are usually bubbling with excitement and optimism for what the new year could potentially bring. It seems to be the time where even those who are suffering under the hand of oppression and systemic racism are hopeful that a new year … Continue reading A New Year, A New Peoria? By Chama St. Louis
My family and I are vacationing in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg TN. My girls were six and seven in age at the time. We’re hitting all the mom and pop stores looking for trinkets. One of the stores we were shopping in, we were asked to leave because strollers were not allowed. The owner … Continue reading American Disabilities Act Salute to #41 By Cheryll Boswell
Welcome to your monthly edition of travel talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency, Inc. Let’s talk about apps and what you can use to make your 2019 travel a little smoother. There are multiple apps out there that you can use but here are a few that I like and use regularly for all of … Continue reading Apps To Make Your Travel Smoother – Travel Talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency, Inc.
A New Year brings such joy and anticipation. We make resolutions to do less of things that we don’t like, and promises to do more of those that make us feel better. For me the opportunity to have lived the last 19 years without a regular 40-hour-per-week job has been nothing short of a gift … Continue reading Courage to Continue … By Mark Lampkin
Happy New Year Everyone! My gift and aim is to spare you from another repetitive article about resolutions and diets. Candidly speaking, I prefer to begin my new year without them. The holidays are over, and we are into a brand new year, hopefully with a brand new you and mindset. My question to you … Continue reading Doing Less; Being Well – WARMTH OF SANKOFA By Mae Catherine Godhigh
Dr. King, I believe you know what I am about to write, even before I begin. It was the sixties, and changes were occurring all over the world, and especially in America. People were coming out and experimenting in sexual freedom, the races were mixing in relationships, genders were questioned, careers were abandoned to live … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – This I believe – CARTER AT LARGE By Lorraine B. Carter