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The Journal

Years ago, someone gave me a journal because they knew I loved to write. I love journals, but this journal was different. On the cover it stated the following: Always remember you are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think and twice as Beautiful as you ever imagined. This journal forced me to read these …

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Importance of Educators of Color for Black & Brown Students

By Ron Rice, Senior Director, Government Relations at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools I have been a Black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children. One reality that I’ve had to face and embrace through each of these stages in my life and career is that the prevalence …

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Workers ask whose side are you on?

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. More than 2,200 nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center went out on strike last week, but they are not alone. On Sept. 15, 46,000 hourly General Motors’ United Auto Workers employees went on strike, the first time in 12 years. Striking British Airway pilots grounded 1,700 planes. In Republican states like Oklahoma …

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About Author CaSandra McLaughlin

CaSandra McLaughlin is a native of Marshall, TX, who loves God, her family, and Mexican food—in that order! She hosts a gospel radio show in Dallas and is very active in serving her listening community. She has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as anyone can remember. In addition to writing books, she wrote and produced her first play, Don’t Love Me …

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Deacon Brown’s Daughter receives Best Feature Film

Dynamic author duo CaSandra McLaughlin also known as Cassie Mack of 1040 AM KGGR and Michelle Stimpson won Best Feature Film at The Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas. McLaughlin and Stimpson have co-authored several books that are Best Sellers and now their book Deacon Brown’s Daughter is a Best Feature Film. McLaughlin and Stimpson stepped out on …

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Contest Celebrates Sisterhood and 1st Anniversary of “Sisters from AARP” Newsletter with a Sam Fine Makeover Prize

WASHINGTON, DC—Sisters from AARP,(SM) a digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women, today announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” contest, in which subscribers submit stories describing the moment that transformed a friend into a cherished sister-friend. The top essay will win a girls’ trip to New York City inspired by the beauty of that friendship and a Nov. 15 makeover …

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Alice Walker: Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace to celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning author. …

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T.D. Jakes’ daughter releases second book on overcoming obstacles

By The Florida Courier Following in the footsteps of her father, New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman has once again added author to her list of accomplished professional titles. Already a preacher, spiritual advisor to numerous celebrities and director of the Children’s Ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas, Coleman shares her personal journey with …

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Birmingham’s Perspective on Religious Divides

By Ameera Steward Blacks and whites from around the metro area gathered for a conversation on race and religion at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Monday during the “Bridging Religious Divides: A Local Perspective from Birmingham” event held by the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB). The program director for the Aspen Institute, …

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Whose lives matter? Our lives matter

  By Michaela Purdue Lovegood (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Twenty years ago, I was a director of youth programs for a subsidiary organization of the Chicago Housing Authority. I ran after-school, GED and job training programs for Black youth living in the city’s public housing. In the three years that I ran these programs, there were four times when I supported young …

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