Essential workers and the college students who organized one of the largest peaceful protests in local history were among those honored Jan. 18, 2021, during the 37th annual Martin Luther King Commemorative Service and Leadership Awards Service. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Martin Luther King Holiday Committee changed the traditional march and program to … Continue reading MLK Leadership Awards Showcase The “BELOVED Community” In 2021 Outdoor Program
In this Black History Month 2021, it is important for us to take the precious time to celebrate and participate in any and all of the varied activities that our schools, churches and communities have planned for us. What makes this such a particularly special time? Let me share with you from two different vantage … Continue reading “Black History Month 2021: A Time Like No Other To Celebrate” By Dr. Francesca Armmer
Tammy Alexander Sonia Herron There’s no way to know, much less name, all of them. So much of their work is the invisible glue that holds community together when it feels like it’s breaking apart. They are the ones who gather to cook the food, sell the dinners, take up the collections. They are the … Continue reading “WE HAVE TO PUT THE MOURNING ASIDE AND GET THE WORK DONE” By Pam Adams
She had dark, smooth, ebony skin and deep brown eyes, a very slender waist, hips, and shapely legs. She always was elegant. Sparkling eyes and glistening white teeth are what fans saw when they physically saw the poised, well-dressed actress, model, producer, civil rights activist, and writer known as Cicely Tyson. Her recent death, at … Continue reading Hail to the Queen of Screen: Celebrating Cicely Tyson’s Life By Cassiette West-Williams
Everyone has a story to tell, whether it is a personal story or a story about someone else. The great thing about stories is the history behind them. Never too old to share or too recent not to, none-the-less, these are our stories which we own! Stories rich in history carry emotions that can penetrate … Continue reading History Never Gets Old By D. Rena’ Chaney
Lord, here I am, here I am Lord Just finished doin’ dis white man’s chores In his fields gettin’ black, but now restin’ in my shack Puttin’ grease on my hands and sores Been out since sunup Lord, singin’ to hide my frown Workin’ harder when white boss comes around But sittin’ here now, with … Continue reading A Slave Prayed By DECB, Sr.
Like so many fans of the game of baseball, I've been taken back by the sudden passing of so many stars of the game in the past year. From Lou Brock and Bob Gibson to Whitey Ford and Tom Seaver. These individuals paved the way for so many young and aspiring players who embraced them … Continue reading Baseball’s Best — Gone But Not Forgotten By Mark Hollis