Tuesday, April 16, 2024

PEACE: The Pull Up

March 17, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Yes, that day, I was feeling really bad, Ms. Celie. But you helped me.” This line in “The Color Purple” speaks volumes about sisterhood and the woman-to-woman connection that heals.  People often mask their emotions, hiding the pain in their spirit. We have grown so accustomed to disguising hurt — it happens […]

Getting Black Doctors and Politicians Together

February 8, 2024 by  
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BY DARRYL L. FORTSON, M.D.  Getting Black doctors and health professionals together can sometimes be like herding cats, with busy schedules, attendant Black stress, and individual agendas being what they are.  As for politics, it has always been a wild affair — but it has now gone from wild like a tipsy co-worker at the […]

PEACE: Your Yesterday is Black History

February 8, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD We all admire and honor those who have come before us. They deserve honor for the sacrifice and achievements that allow us to live in freedom and enjoy opportunities.  But as we look into our own mirrors, let’s think about what kind of legacy and impact we are leaving.  Give thanks as […]

PEACE: Be the change in your world

January 5, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD I lean in to place my fingers on the computer keyboard, with total knowledge that I can now create the world I desire to feel in my soul.  We all have an ability to be the world we would like to see — and for others to experience. Our total being is […]

It is Christmas

January 5, 2024 by  
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BY DARRYL L. FORTSON, M.D.  “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt […]

Giving the gift of history and truth

BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE Happy holidays to you as you embark on all your seasonal celebrations!  If you give gifts as part of your celebrations this season, give a loved one a trip to the new International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, South Carolina. It is the most powerful space this side of the […]

Giving Thanks Is Harder Nowadays

November 13, 2023 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Looking back over my life during this month of Thanksgiving, I can only conclude it is harder now to find things to be thankful for nowadays than it was back in the day.  Our family of five moved to Cleveland in September 1942, I was less than a year old. I learned, […]

PEACE: Giving Thanks vs. Gratitude!

November 13, 2023 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Many will say a quick “thank you” after receiving an act of giving, but there are some clear differences between saying “thank you,” and the internal gift of “gratitude.”  The “thank you,” is the response, and “gratitude” is the presence of peace.The courtesy of a “thank you,” is welcomed by many. But […]

Why Is American Progress In Harm’s Way?

October 24, 2023 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET In my lifetime, I have witnessed substantial progress towards the goal of “… a more perfect union.” Progress that has occurred in my time on Earth includes the following:  ● Integration of professional sports  ● Desegregation of the armed services  ● Brown v. Board of Education  ● March on Washington  ● Passage […]

PEACE: While You Wait

Many of us want what we want — exactly when we want it.  Unfortunately, the plan He has for us demands patience. Life is a giver of ALL things, and it is our divine duty to be proactive in preparation for things to come.  The gift is the process where lessons await our understanding. Strength […]

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