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Exploring Black History. . .

Each year while gathering information on Black pioneers and history makers we become mesmerized and exhilarated by the oceans of information being increasingly made available from ever widening sources. It is even more rewarding to have lived through the unparalleled period of time that witnessed much pertinent Black History in the making, especially through my association with the media–with which I have been affiliated for some 70 years on six different newspapers (two of which were White-) in four different states. My association comes not always through the glamorous profession of interviewing and reporting (that still does not appeal to me), but through dingy, often smoke filled all-male composition rooms from which the printed media came, prior to computers.  Continue reading Exploring Black History. . .

Every month matters

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Black History Month has historically been observed in February each year. It is meant to honor and recognize the incredible courage and witness of African-American heroes and sheroes who have shaped our communities, our churches, and our nation. I am continually in awe of those who have made a difference in my life throughout the years. I am privileged to work with such folks every day, but will not call them out by name without their permission. It is important to set aside a special time of the year for this purpose, but it is time to proclaim that every month matters! Continue reading Every month matters