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Whose lives matter? Our lives matter

  By Michaela Purdue Lovegood ( — 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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Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher Houston Forward Times, Seeks NNPA Chair

By Rosetta Miller Perry NASHVILLE, TN — Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, is running for the chairmanship of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the country’s largest Black Press advocacy group with more than 200 newspapers. Richards has a long and distinguished journalistic career, and is last year’s winner of the NNPA Publisher of …

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Preserved by Purpose– Stay in Your Lane

“Stay in your lane.   Lane shifts.”    The first time I read this sign, I was driving to San Antonio on I-35 in the summer of 2010.   The flashing sign was hard to miss as it warned drivers at hundreds of yards away from the actual lane shift.    I chuckled to myself because I thought it was obvious that the lane …

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