Wednesday, July 24, 2024

What do you see in the mirror?

July 15, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD At different stages of our life’s journey, we pause to look in the mirror and see our physical selves.  When we take that occasional glance, what might be overlooked is the point of our existence. Are you living the existence you had imagined at this point in your life?  The intensity of […]

Jesus Christ: The Father of Affordable Health Care

May 27, 2024 by  
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BY DARRYL L. FORTSON, M.D.  If you step back from the New Testament of the Bible and look at it from a distance, it becomes clear that the central manifestation of Christ’s mission during his three-year ministry was access to quality health care. Over and over, Jesus bore witness to His power and intrinsic mercy […]

Peace through emotional evolution

BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Each one of us is behind the steering wheel of our own emotions. It is not a revelation that emotions are typically attached to our “care” for someone or something. But as we get older, the desire for peace outweighs the need for emotional dependency. That’s why we open other windows to […]

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, […]

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